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North Texas Two Step: A Writing Conference(March 19-21, 2010)


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North Texas Two Step

A Writing Conference

March 19-21, 2010

NTRWA presents

STORY MASTERY with Michael Hauge

Best-selling author of Writing Screenplays That Sell and Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds:The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read

During this special all-day seminar, Hollywood script and story consultant Michael Hauge, will present his unique approach to creating compelling fiction, and to eliciting emotion in your readers. Using clips from recent blockbuster love stories and romantic comedies, along with hands on exercises, Michael will help you strengthen your story concepts, plot structure, love stories, character development and themes.

As an added bonus, on Sunday morning Michael will do an in-depth analysis of the film LARS AND THE REAL GIRL, illustrating the essential principles of story structure, character arc, love stories and romantic comedies.

Topics covered will include:

• The primary goal of all story

• The power of desire, need, longing and destiny

• The essential conflict all characters must face

• Turning plot structure from a complicated concept into a simple,

powerful tool you can easily apply to every story

• The single key to creating character arc and theme

• Creating unique, believable and fulfilling love stories

• The unique rules of romantic comedy: fantasy, duality, deceit

• Adapting your novel to film

If you want to elevate your fiction writing to the highest possible level, this event is a must.

Also attending:

Adam Wilson, Associate Editor, MIRA and Harlequin Teen

Holly Blanck, Assistant Editor, St. Martin's Press

Joy Azmitia, Agent, Russell and Volkening

Becca Stumpf, Agent, Prospect Agency

Registration costs are as follows:

NT members through 1-16- 10: $95.00

1-17 through 2-27- 10: $155.00

DARA, & Yellow Rose Members through 1-16- 10: $125.00

1-17 through 2-27- 10: $155.00

General Registration through 1-16- 10: $155.00

1-17 through 2-27- 10: $185.00

Late Registration 2-28 through 3-20-10: $215.00

For registration details please check the conference page on the website: www.ntrwa.org. For questions contact Marty Tidwell: conference@ntrwa.org

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