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RWA® Online Chapter presents:

SHORT STORY, BIG IMPACT: Taking the Short Story Road to Success

Instructor: Anna Hackett

Dates: 4th – 31st October 2010

Registration Opens: 20th September 2010

Registration Deadline: 3rd October 2010

Fee: $15 Non-Chapter members. RWAOL Chapter #136 members; free.

Payment method: PAYPAL is recommended! It’s safe and fast! Check and money orders also accepted.

FMI: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm

Email: workshops AT rwaonlinechapter DOT org

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CLASS DESCRIPTION: Short stories pack a big punch! They can provide a path into the publishing world, a way to build writing credits or advance your career as part of an anthology. Not to mention that in today’s busy lifestyle, readers are looking for convenient reads of the perfect length. So what’s the difference between flash fiction, short stories, novelettes and novellas, and why write one? How can writing a short story help with crafting full length books? Anna Hackett provides writers with the skills they need to write a short story: from structure to pacing, characters to conflict. The course includes interviews with bestselling authors, insights from Deep Editing expert and international presenter, Margie Lawson on how to revise short stories, and fun exercises to practice your new skills. By the conclusion of SHORT STORY, BIG IMPACT you'll have all the tools you need to write a compelling story to take you down the short story road to success.

Topics include:

• Short, shorter, shortest: types of short stories

• Theme: resonating with readers

• Painting your characters quickly

• Structure for short stories of all different lengths

• Guidelines for specific genres: from Fantasy to Suspense to Romance

• Finding conflict and emotion fast

• Making every word count

• Margie Lawson’s lecture: Deep Editing for Short Stories

• How short stories can help craft a full length novel

• Interviews with bestselling authors

BIO: Anna Hackett is a mining engineer by day and a writer by night. She delights in combining action, adventure and a healthy dose of romance in her paranormal stories. An experienced trainer and presenter, Anna loves sharing the writing craft tips and tricks she’s learned as a writer. Anna writes paranormal short stories for Harlequin Nocturne Bites and her latest release is Hunter’s Surrender. Visit her online at: www.annahackettbooks.com

FORMAT: Course is conducted via online discussion (bulletin) board on the RWA® Online website. Non-chapter members MUST complete both the workshop registration AND the discussion board login registration for access. Instructions for login are presented after the registration pages (or to return to the login instructions, go to http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/workshopregistrationTY.htm . The workshop is available for up to one week after the end date and a downloadable archive of the workshop will be available the week following the workshop.

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