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Let's get those stories plotted and written in 2010!

Southern Tier Authors of Romance is starting off their 2010 On-line

Workshops in February with The Plotting Wheel. Check it out below.

FEBRUARY 1 - 26, 2010 -- On-Line Workshop: The Plotting Wheel: Ten Elements

that Move Your Story Forward is being offered by Becky Martinez and Sue

Viders through the Southern Tier Authors of Romance (STAR - NY).

Registration is open now through January 31, 2010.


Plotting can be a big challenge, even for a seasoned writer. This class

introduces the Plotting Wheel, a step by step method that can help everyone

from beginners to published authors develop their ideas into novel form. No

matter what method of plotting a writer uses, there are certain elements

that need to go into any well told story. This interactive workshop goes

through the various elements and turns them into the spokes of "The Plotting

Wheel." Learn how to use those spokes to move your story along into a

well-developed plot. The plotting wheel can help the writer make certain

they're headed in the right direction with their plot and that the story is

moving forward through meaningful action, building tension, and good pacing.

The plotting wheel can help get a story off to a good beginning, help prop

up a sagging middle and provide help to insure there is a satisfying climax

and conclusion.

THE INSTRUCTORS: Sue Viders is the author of more than 20 books, numerous

articles and columns for both artists and writers. Her writing book Heroes

and Heroines, Sixteen Master Archetypes, is used in many college and

university writing courses. Her latest product for writers is Deal a Story;

an interactive card game consisting of 101 cards and six sections and is

based on her Heroes and Heroines book.

Becky Martinez is an award-winning former broadcast journalist and published

romance novelist. Her latest romantic suspense novel, Deadly Messages will

be published by The Wild Rose Press in February 2010. Her first romance

novel was an Aspen Gold finalist. She has had several short stories

published, including "The Problem" in 2008 by The Wild Rose Press and she

contributed a short story to The Trouble with Romance, an anthology that was

a 2007 New Mexico Book Award Finalist.

Both Sue and Becky were co-authors of the writing book, 10 Steps to Creating

Memorable Characters. This workbook for writers is gaining use as a

practical tool for beginning writers who want to develop their characters as

they build their plot.

THE COST: Still only$20 for RWA members, and $25 for non-members.

TO REGISTER: To register, send a check or Money Order in U.S. Dollars, made

out to STAR On-Line Workshop, and mail to: Carol A. Henry, STAR On-line

Workshop Coordinator, 90 Dry Brook Road, Willseyville, NY 13864.

Alternatively, if you have a PayPal account, you can pay by going to

<http://www.PayPal.com> http://www.PayPal.com. Select the "send money"

button, enter the amount due, and STAR's email address for payment:

<mailto:starpay@gmail.com> starpay@gmail.com. Then send your registration

information (name, address, phone number, email address, RWA#) to Carol at:

<mailto:carolhenry@frontiernet.net> carolhenry@frontiernet.net).

NEED MORE INFORMATION about STAR's On-line Workshop(s): Contact Carol Henry

at carolhenry@frontiernet.net.

The Southern Tier Authors of Romance (STAR) a chapter of RWAR is thrilled to

be able to offer workshops from highly-respected, successful authors willing

to share their time and skills with other writers. Workshops last four (4)

weeks, consist of a mix of lectures, exercises and discussions, and are

conducted via a private Yahoo Groups listserv.

All writers are welcome. If you know how to send e-mail, then you've

mastered all of the technical skills you need to participate in our

workshops. You will be automatically enrolled in the workshop's listserv

just before the class beings. All of the messages posted by the instructor

and other students will be delivered directly to your inbox, although you

may also view them from the Yahoo website.

Carol Henry

On-line Workshop Coordinator/President Southern Tier Authors of Romance


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