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Yellow Rose Romance Writers is pleased to announce our February 2010

workshop! All workshops are $15 for Yellow Rose members and $25 for

non-Yellow Rose members.

Starting February 1, 2010, Karen Sandler will present Creating Characters

That Walk Off The Page. This is a 2-week course. To register, go to

http://www.yellowroserwa.com/workshops.php and fill in the form. We accept

PayPal and check/money order. Registration deadline is January 31, 2010.

Creating Characters That Walk Off The Page

Karen Sandler

February 1 - February 14, 2010

More than any other genre, believable, well-rounded characters are crucial

to romance fiction. They have to be heroic, yet imperfect, because without

flaws, your reader won't be able to identify with your heroine or fall in

love with your hero. Your fictional characters must be so real, you'll know

them better than you do your best friends. The trick--talk to your hero and

heroine, then be ready to listen for their answers.

"Trigger questions" to spark creativity, and fill-in forms and character

interviews will assist you in creating dynamic, likeable characters.

Along the way, you'll develop a captivating story and some of its turning

points as well. You'll also learn the all important distinction between

inner and outer conflict and how to create inner conflict that will sustain

the tension between hero and heroine for the length of your novel.


Karen Sandler first caught the writing bug at age nine when, as a

horse-crazy fourth grader, she wrote a poem about a pony named Tony.

Many years of hard work later, she sold her first book (and she got that

pony--although his name was Ben). Since then, she's published a total of

seventeen books, ten of them for Silhouette Special Edition. She enjoys

writing novels, short stories and screenplays and has produced two short

films. Check out Karen's website at www.karensandler.net.

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