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Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for January 2010.

Date: 01/04/2010 – 01/29/2010

Workshop title: MASTERING POINT OF VIEW

Mastering Point of View

Instructor: Diane O'Connell

Registration deadline: 1/3/10

What’s the secret every successful author knows and most new authors don’t? It’s point of view (POV). In this workshop, Diane will show how truly understanding and mastering point of view can fix an ailing manuscript and turn a decent but lackluster novel into a page-turner. You’ll learn:

• the biggest mistakes authors make with POV — and how to avoid them

• how to use POV to liven up description, dialogue, and action

• the advantages — and drawbacks — of different POV choices

• how to choose your POV characters

• how to use POV to increase suspense and tension

Once you really know how to use this technique, you’ll never write the same way again.

About the instructor: Dianne O’Connell

Diane O’Connell is a New York-based publishing specialist with over 25 years experience. A former editor with Random House, she is the author of five books. Diane specializes in working with first-time authors and has helped dozens of writers become published authors — including a first-time novelist who got a $500,000 two-book contract from Bantam after working with her. Diane has presented workshops throughout the country, including the Writer’s Voice in New York City and the Southwest Writers Conference in New Mexico.

Deadline to register: 01/03/2010

Fee: $20 YWR members; $25 non-members. RWA Membership isn't required;

Anyone can take our courses.

Where to sign up: You may register online at our website,

www.yosemiteromancewriters.com .

Please click the Pay Now button and follow the instructions for Paypal. You will receive a confirmation from us once your payment is received.

You may also contact YRW at YosemiteRomanceWriters@yahoo.com if you have any other questions.

Thank you for considering our workshops!!

Dawna Richard

President, YRW

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