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Online Class: Steampunk and Other Tales of Alternate History by Beth D


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*****PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED AND ENCOURAGED *****

Dunes & Dreams RWA Chapter 215 (from Eastern Long Island) present a

September 2010 Online Workshop.

http://www.dunesanddreams.org/writing-workshops

Cost: $10 D&D members, $25 all others. Payable in US funds only.

September 6 through September 30:

TWEAKING HISTORY:

STEAMPUNK AND OTHER TALES OF ALTERNATE HISTORY

With Beth Daniels, (Beth Henderson, J.B. Daniels & Nied Darnell)

BLURB: You know how hindsight allows you to see all the things you should

have done differently in your life if you had the chance? Wouldn’t it be

nice to have a time machine to go back and fix things – not choose that

horrible shade of gown for the prom, not go to it with the dream date who

turned into a nightmare? Not marry the guy who turned out NOT to be Prince

Charming? Not choose that disastrous stock in your 401K portfolio?

The list goes on, right? How nice then that one doesn’t have to stick with

the way history happened when it comes to writing fiction!

And unless you are writing a strict historical, you don’t have to. You can

use the historical world as your stage and then tweak what you’d like to

create your own alternative view of it all.

Alternative history tales have been around for a number of years in the

fantasy world, some even written by historians. Currently the Steampunk

version of history altering is in demand whether in the world of romance or

that of fantasy.

This workshop will cover what’s needed to readjust the world to your

storytelling muse’s delight. We’ll take things out, change the winners in

war, the circumstances in discoveries, and borrow and warp whatever we wish

whether the end result is Steampunk or something else entirely!

We’ll do it all in 4-weeks, too. Lectures and Challenges (also known as

assignments) will be given and issued on Mondays and Wednesday. Feedback and

questions and comments will be an ongoing thing.

BIO: Beth Daniels recently entered the Steampunk world as Nied Darnell, but

as a historian she’s longed to rearrange a few things about the past for a

long time. The author of 26 (and counting) novels under a variety of

pseudonyms (as history isn’t the only thing she likes to change), various

articles on writing fiction, and a regular presenter of fiction related

workshops, Beth is far from a stranger in Low Country’s ongoing series of

online workshops. Visit her at www.RomanceAndMystery.com.

DATE: September 6 – September 30

Registration deadline is September 4th.

PLACE: Dunes & Dreams RWA FORUM (Not a yahoo loop)

Registrants will receive a login password to the workshop forum several days

before the workshop begins to allow ample time to become familiar with the

forum or to notify the coordinators if you have trouble logging in.

COST: $10 Dunes & Dreams RWA Members/ $25 all others (US funds only – paypal

or checks)

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: No registration fees will be refunded. All

payments for a workshop must be received by the registration cut off date.

Payments received after the cut-off date can be applied to a future workshop

of the

Applicant's' choosing.

If a workshop is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, such as

instructor inability to teach class, registration fees will be applied to a

future workshop of the applicant's choosing.

Hope to see you in class!

Registration form and more information:

Http://www.dunesanddreams.org/writing-workshops or

Email the coordinators at workshops.ddrwa@gmail.com

       

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