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Hi everyone! Check out the exciting online classes offered by the

Orange Orange <ST1>C of RWA!

"Understanding Men"

with Dr Debra Holland

August 16 – September 18, 2010

Do you wish you had a better understanding of men? Now is your chance to

improve your real-life relationships with men and enhance your male

characters all through taking the same course.

Learn how the male brain and hormones make a man think, feel, and behave,

especially in relationships. This extended class, which includes an extra

fifth week, also covers male sexuality and how that affects responses,

attitudes, and behavior. Additional discussions will take a look at how men are

portrayed in romance novels versus how men are in real life.

About the Instructor:

Debra Holland, PhD is a popular psychotherapist, consultant, and speaker

on the topics of communication skills, relationships, stress and trauma, and

dealing with difficult people. In this class, Dr. Debra expands on the

workshop she has given at the 2001 National RWA Conference and around the

country at various RWA chapters and conferences. Just this year, she has added

a new segment covering the anatomy and physiology of male sexuality, as

well as male sexual responses, attitudes, and behavior.

Although geared to writers, non-writers will also find the class helpful

in improving their relationships with men.

As a multi-faceted author, Debra's first historical romance, Wild Montana

Sky, won the 2001 Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award.

Subsequent books in the series, Wild Montana Sky and Starry Montana Sky both earned

finalist honors in the OCCRWA Orange Rose contest. Her fantasy romance,

Withea's Way (retitled Sower of Dreams) was a 2003 Golden Heart finalist. Her

science fiction/fantasy novel, Lywin's Quest, was a 2005 GH finalist.

In 2008, she sold a nonfiction book, Back On Track, to Transformations,

and is currently finishing a book on boundary setting with difficult people.

Her column, "Ask Dr. Debra" can be found on her website:


Enrollment Information at _http://www.occrwa.http://www.occrwhttp://ww_


COST: $20 for OCC members, $30 for non-members

Coming in September 2010–

"Creating that Fatal (or Not So Fatal) Flaw"

with Laurie Schnebly Campbell

September 6 – October 2, 2010

Giving likable, plausible characters a truly compelling conflict is easier

with Enneagrams. Learn from counseling therapist AND as an award-winning

romance novelist, Laurie Schnebly Campbell how to use this tool to identify

the basic personality types, along with the uniquely heroic and appealing

traits, as well as a troublesome (if not fatal) flaw that will naturally

bring your characters into conflict with other people...AND with themselves.


(http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclasses.html.'>http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclasses.html.) Check out our full list of workshops.

Want to be notified personally two weeks before each class? Be sure you're

signed up for our Online Class Notices Yahoo Group! Sign up at the bottom

of _http://www.occrwa.http://www.occrwhttp:/_

(http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclasses.html) or send a blank email to

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