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Here are more RWA chapter workshops.

Again, if you're interested in joining the listserve and are a RWA member, you can find the Yahoo Group here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chapterevents/

1. Online Class: Story, Theme and Vehicle

Posted by: "Barbara Cool Lee"

Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:37 pm (PST)

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Mid-Willamette Valley RWA Presents:

Our February 2011 online class:

Story, Theme and Vehicle

Taught by Susan Meier

Description: Have you ever written a book that was good, but simply

didn't seem good enough? Or one that wasn't cohesive? Or one that

should have been wonderful but seemed to fall flat? In STORY, THEME

AND VEHICLE, Susan Meier explains how knowing your book's story type,

story question, and the difference between its theme and its

"vehicle" will keep your book focused. Learn the five easy steps to a

synopsis and the four steps to a one-paragraph pitch.

Susan Meier is the author of over 45 books for Harlequin and

Silhouette and one of Guideposts' Grace Chapel Inn series books, THE

KINDNESS OF STRANGERS. Her books have been finalists for Reviewers

Choice Awards, National Reader's Choice Awards and Cataromance.com

Reviewer's Choice Awards, and nominated for Romantic Times awards.

Her book, HER BABY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS won the traditional category in

the 2009 More Than Magic contest. THE MAGIC OF A FAMILY CHRISTMAS is

a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence! HER PREGNANCY

SURPRISE, her first release for the Harlequin Romance line, made both

Walden's Bestseller List for Series Romance and Bookscan. In 2011,

her BABY IN THE BOARDROOM series will be released in April, May and

June.

Susan loves to teach as much as she loves to write and is a popular

speaker at RWA chapter conferences. "Can This Manuscript Be Saved?"

and "Journey Steps, Taking the Train to Somewhere!" are her most

requested workshops. Her article "How to Write a Category Romance"

appeared in 2003 Writer's Digest Novel and Short Story Markets.

Susan also gives online workshops for various groups and her

articles regularly appear in RWA chapter newsletters.

Class runs from 2/1/2011 to 2/25/2011. Cost is $20 for MWV RWA

members and $25 for non-members.

See http://www.midwillamettevalleyrwa.com/online.classes.htm for details.

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2a. BDRWA Chapter Online Class #1 for February 2011

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Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:15 pm (PST)

Was your New Year's resolution to learn to tell a better story? This is the class for you.

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The Black Diamond Chapter of RWA Presents

***February Class #1***

StoryTelling and FolkTales

Class takes place: January 31st - February 27th, 2011

Cost: $20 BDRWA members/ $25 non-members

Storytelling and Folk Tales

Instructor: Masha Holl

Class Info:

Old-World Storytelling, Old-Fashioned Structure

Before there was Joseph Campbell, there was Vladimir Propp, and before Propp, there were the storytellers themselves. What can we learn from them?

Translating it to modern tales

How we tell our tales

Story is still everything (without a plot you don't have a book)

A story well told will get you read again (the art of writing)

Knowing your audience

Professional writers

Structure and expectations (the HEA in romance)

Instructor's Bio:

Masha Holl was raised on magic tales, Russian literature, Mozart, Verdi, and French cuisine. Today, she writes romantic science fiction and fantasy-that's werewolves, spaceships, and alien universes-to the sounds of Metal Rock. Romance brought her to America, so expect love and happy endings in her stories.

Her novella The Brightest Heaven and her short story The Joining are available now from The Wild Rose Press.

Masha Holl also offers online workshops and web services for writers. Look her up on the web at www.MashaHoll.com and www.OtterCreations.com

For more info: www.bdrwa.com click on online classes

Or contact mrsgodiva@comcast.net

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3a. BDRWA Chapter Online Class #2 for February 2011

Posted by: mrsgodiva" mrsgodiva2000

Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:22 pm (PST)

Everything you want to know about Digital Publishing but are afraid to ask, or not sure of the right questions. This is the class for you.

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The Black Diamond Chapter of RWA Presents

***February Class #2***

Digital Publishing

Class takes place: February 14th - February 27th, 2011

Cost: $15 BDRWA members/ $20 non-members

Digital Publishing

Instructor: Claire Ashgrove

Class Info:

Digital Publishing -- How did we get here, and is it right for me? Join Claire Ashgrove for an in depth look on the origins of digital publishing, the differences and similarities between digital and standard print presses, and an analysis of benefits and drawbacks to signing with an electronic house.

Instructor's Bio:

Contemporary and paranormal romance author, Claire Ashgrove, spent most of her life writing, in one form or the other. In 2008 she left the corporate world to pursue her favorite past time - writing the romance novel full time, and has since sold several titles. Active with her Missouri RWA chapters, she's held the office of Vice President, coordinated programs, guided critique groups, judged countless contest entries, and presented various workshops within the chapters. Additionally, under a different hat, she edits for a major digital publishing house and has offered guidance to aspiring authors who later went on to achieve publication.

Find Claire at: www.claireashgrove.com

For more info: www.bdrwa.com click on online classes

Or contact mrsgodiva@comcast.net

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