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Writing Novellas - Making a Long Story Short with Nina Pierce.

Southern Tier Authors of Romance's (STAR) educational on-line workshop

program for September 2010 is open for enrollment. Deadline to Register:

August 31!

THE CLASS - SEPTEBER 1 - 28: It takes a special talent to get from "Once

upon a time" to "They lived happily ever after". And when you're trying to

do it in less than 30,000 words while juggling everything from character arc

to the romance plot to the suspense plot and if it includes erotica, those

hot love scenes . it can be a difficult road to navigate.

Nina Pierce, award winning author of six novellas, will share some tricks

she's learned to help you tell a complete romance story in 30 thousand words

or less. Topics will include plot points, character development and point of

view, time tables and cutting out unnecessary words and scenes. She'll

provide examples from her novellas and offer students opportunities to share

writing samples to help clarify concepts of lessons.

Workshops 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.

THE INSTRUCTOR: Nina Pierce began writing as a lark when her health forced

her retirement from a twenty-year teaching career. As someone who always

loved hot stories and happy endings, she sat down to write her first romance

in 2005. Her part-time love of words blossomed into a full-time writing

career, and she hasn't looked back. Now her characters wake her in the

night, clamoring to have their stories told.

A native of Maine, Nina resides in what she affectionately calls "the great

white North" with her soul mate of thirty-three years, their three grown

children and a menagerie of pets. Her passion for bringing out the

sensuality in her characters continues to drive her to find new and exciting

stories. Visit her website at: www.ninapierce.com.

THE COST: RWA Members: $20; non-members: $25.

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

out to STAR On-Line Workshop, and mail to: STAR On-line Workshop

Coordinator, PO Box 6, Willseyville, NY 13864. Or, if you have a PayPal

account, you can pay by going to http://www.PayPal.com. Select the "send

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

starpay@gmail.com. Then send your registration information (name, address,

phone number, email address, RWA#) to Carol Henry at:

carolhenry@frontiernet.net). You can go to STAR's website: www.starrwa.org

and register for the class as well.

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. For more information,

contact STAR's On-line Workshop Coordinator and President at:


Carol Henry, President, Southern Tier Authors of Romance (STAR)

Amazon Connection; http://www.thewildrosepress.com


carolhenry@frontiernet.net; http://www.carolhenry.org


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