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Ree Mancini

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  1. hey Ree...thankx for friending me. Was afraid I had to start begging for friend :=)

  2. hey Ree...thankx for friending me. Was afraid I had to start begging for friend :=)

  3. *******Permission to Forward Granted******* Pitch Perfect: Getting to the Heart of Your Romance Novel with Janet Welllington Dates: June 1-28, 2009 Location: Online You might be the most talented writer on the planet, but if you can't describe your story in an exciting but succinct way, you're in trouble. Everyone needs to learn how to pitch -- to be able to present story ideas within query letters, synopses, and during frightening agent and editor appointments at writing conferences! a.. Can you capture the essence of your tale in 25 words or less? b.. When your listener wants to know more about your story, do you know what to say and, more importantly, what not to say? c.. Do you know the biggest benefit of having an agent or editor appointment at a national or regional writing conference? This workshop is designed to help you learn, step-by-step, how to whittle down a story summary (for your romance or women's fiction novel) that will be perfect for a query letter and/or a pitch to an agent or editor. If you read all the lectures, do all the homework (instructor provides feedback), you just might end up with a perfect pitch! Note: Class size is limited to 20 students. Janet Wellington is an award-winning author, writing teacher, and line-editor for both published and not-yet-published writers. She started learning the art of pitching stories in 1995 when she attended her first Romance Writers of America national conference, and hasn't stopped since! Her favorite mantra is: If you're going to dream, dream big...do it! And she adds, "Getting published is a miracle achieved by four things: (1) Courage, (2) Perserverance, (3) Luck and (4) Talent...usually in that order!" She has presented workshops on the art of pitching both regionally and nationally, and now teaches online. Send email to rwasd.training@gmail.comKathy Carpenter, including the following information: a.. Your name: b.. Class title: Pitch Perfect, Getting to the Heart of Your Romance Novel c.. Email addresses: - The Yahoo email address you will use to interact with the class d.. Where you heard about the workshop Without this information, your enrollment in the class could be delayed. 2. Payment The class fee is $45. RWA San Diego members enjoy a discounted rate of $40. (www.rwasd.com.) By check: Make your check payable to "RWASD" and write on it the class title and your email address. Send to: RWA San Diego Attn: Online Training 1818 Dartmoor Dr. Lemon Grove, CA 91945 See www.RWASD.com for more information Kathy
  4. Some of you may be interested-- ~Permission to forward granted~ Jumpstart your writing in 2009 with this fabulous on-line class: RWA San Diego presents: How to Talk Male (The Male Voice/POV) February 9-22, 2009 As a friend of mine once said, "Men and women are different. I know, I've seen one of each." We all know the physical difference, but there is also a difference in the way men and women talk think. Learn how to make your hero sound like a real male character. Workshop will address the physiological differences between male and female and then progress to how these differences affect the way men and women think and talk. Consider this example: A woman has car trouble and arrives home over an hour late to find her husband pacing in the driveway. As soon as she gets out of the car he says "Where the hell have you been?" Is he angry? No, this is just male speak for "I was worried, are you all right?" This class will help we women writers make our heroes (and other male characters) sound like men. Students will be encouraged to take a look at their own work and, if they desire, share with the class as we learn how to talk male. About the instructor: Terry Irene Blain was lucky enough to grow up in a large Midwestern family with a rich oral tradition and spent her life surrounded by men. Not just her father but grandfathers, great uncles and uncles and, eventually two brothers. She served in the US Navy surrounded by men. Later with a Masters Degree from the GI bill, as a college instructor she taught US History and Western Civilization and was again surrounded by a majority of male instructors. More insight to the male POV has been provided by her husband of almost 40 years as they raised their two sons to adulthood. Her published romance, KENTUCKY DREAM, won several unpublished contest, and was eventually published by Kensington as a Precious Gems. KENTUCKY DREAM finaled in the Golden Quill 2000 contest in both Best Historical and Best First Book category, and won Best First Book. This story has been re-released as KENTUCKY GREEN. Also currently available is COLORADO SILVER, COLORADO GOLD, another historical romance. Visit her website www.terryblain.com <http://www.terryblain.com/> Recently her western historical mss. have placed in several contests including Book Of Your Heart, Enchanted Word, Spring Into Romance, Ignite the Flame and Golden Opportunity. Terry says: "Writing historical romance gives me the opportunity to pass on stories of who we are and where we come from while exploring the relationship between men and women. What could be more fun than that?" Visit the RWA San Diego website to enroll. www.rwasd.com <http://www.rwasd.com/>
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