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Okay, I'm going to post some more workshop opportunies here. Once again, a reminder that if you're a RWA member, you can join the RWA Chapter Event Yahoo group:

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

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The Black Diamond Chapter of RWA presents

***March Class #1***

Query Letter Workshop

Class takes place: March 7th - 20th , 2011

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

Query Letter Workshop

Instructor: CJ Redwine

Class Info:

Query Workshop:

"I had absolutely NO idea how to write a query letter, but with CJ's help, I wrote a query that earned five partial requests and an offer of representation after only two weeks of querying. Take this workshop--she knows what she's doing!" -Shannon Messenger, repped by Laura Rennert

"After C.J. helped me with my query, I sent it to 10 agents. I got 6 requests and 2 offers of representation within a few weeks. C.J.'s methods work!" -Myra McEntire, HOURGLASS Summer 2011

Course description: Learn how to write an amazing query letter! Course focuses on basic query structure, do's and don'ts, how to target the right agent for you, and how to identify your basic plot and conflict to use in writing a stellar hook. Also includes five days of in-depth personalized critiques on your query letter, with as many revisions as it takes to make it perfect! *

*Each class participant will be able to submit one query letter to have perfected by CJ's methods.

Instructor's Bio:

C.J. Redwine is an urban fantasy author repped by Holly Root of Waxman Literary Agency. She teaches query, synopsis, and plotting workshops both online and in conference settings. To learn more about her workshops or to contact her, please go to http://queryworkshop.blogspot.com

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

Or contact mrsgodiva@comcast.net

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Hi everyone! Check out the exciting online classes offered by the Orange County Chapter of RWA!

"OMG I Love It: Writing the YA Teens Want to Read"

with Suzanne Lazear

February 14 to March 12, 2011

Enrollment Information at http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclassFeb11.html

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

If you have specific questions, email occrwaonlineclass@yahoo.com

ABOUT THE CLASS:

The Young Adult market seems the place to be, but how to you not only make your story stand out in the crowd, but write a story teens want to read?

Teens are smart, savvy, and the books they read today are not your mother's teen fiction.

Come join us and find out what teens expect out of a YA novel and how to write the YA story you want to tell in a way that appeals to today's teens. Learn about the different genres from paranormal to contemporary and from clean teen to racy reads.

This hands-on class will work on the mechanics of writing YA and how it differs from writing for adults. Topics include creating realistic dialogue, characters, worlds, and plots teens can relate to, tone and pacing, and other differences and avoiding common YA pitfalls as well as what teens expect from today's YA authors.

All YA manuscripts in all genres are welcome from "I have an idea" to polished and ready.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Suzanne Lazear writes for teens because her dancers made her and she never looked back. Sometimes known as "Lolita Suzanne," she's a regular blogger at the Steampunk group blog Steamed! www.Ageofsteam.wordpress.com and a member of the Los Angeles Romance Writers. She's never had trouble standing out in the crowd, but wearing a tiara will do that.

Her Steampunk Dark Fairytale for teens, "Innocent Darkness" will be released by Flux in August, 2012. She occupies a small corner of the West Coast where she lives with the hubby, the tot, a hermit crab, and two chickens, and is currently trying to make a ray gun to match her ball gown.

Enrollment Information at http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclassFeb11.html

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

Coming in March 2011

"Mauled Men, Drowned Dames and Crispy Critters; a Body Disposal Primer for Writers"

with Jeanne Adams

You've axed, shot or otherwise knocked off a key character in your latest book, now what? You have to do SOMETHING with the body! Find out everything you ever wanted to know and how to use minutiae of death to throw your characters together or drive them apart.

Jeanne P. Adams knows a thing or two about getting rid of a body. She is a multi-published author of romantic suspense novels as well as a non-fiction writer and consultant with twelve years of funeral business experience.

Check out our full list of workshop at http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclasses.html

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.org/onlineclasses.html or send a blank email to OCCRWAOnlineClassNotices-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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The Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of RWA Presents

Cracking the Romance Code -- Presented by Kimberly Llewellyn

February 7, 2011 through February 25, 2011

http://www.romance-ffp.com/event.cfm?EventID=281

When it comes to writing the romance novel, everyone wants to know the secret handshake--there isn't one! But by understanding the romance novel's embedded core romance elements, you can unlock the code to writing a compelling story of your own. Book Sense Notable Pick recipient, author, Kimberly Llewellyn, shares how to decode the secrets to writing the quintessential romance novel and create a captivating read. At the end of this workshop you will recognize the romance codes more easily in books and incorporate them into your own writing. Also, you'll be able to speak the code with authors, agents, and editors. Lastly, Kimberly will share other authors' significant ah-ha moments and hopefully inspire some of your own.

Audience: A good workshop for beginners looking to break into the romance genre. Also very good for those romance writers who've been writing for a while and want to take their writing to the next level by understanding the nuances of the romance code.

Prior to the workshop: You can pick your own favorite romance novel that you've read several times; it will serve as a fun tool for you. Feel free to keep his favorite story in mind as you learn about and recognize the romance code.

Introduction

Review of the course: We'll start off easy and light, reviewing the basics, and then dig deeper with each new lesson using analysis and self-directed assignments.

Lesson One

The power of love

What makes the language of romance writing so special?

MSMs: A review of metaphor, simile, and motif

Lesson Two

Romance codes on the outside

Analysis of cover: genre hook(s), title, artwork, back cover copy

Lesson Three

The A.C.E. opening: Part I

What A.C.E. stands for in your novel's opening

Activity of the opening and the inciting incident

Lesson Four

The A.C.E. opening: Part II

Taking internal and external conflict to the next level to get the editor's attention

Lesson Five

The A.C.E. opening: Part III

Attraction, romantic conflict, and resistance

Lesson Six

The A.C.E. opening: Part IV

Emotion: Using deep emotional codes that captivate your reader and create a compelling read

Lesson Seven

Character codes: characterization and emotion techniques that go beyond a "sympathetic" character

Code Word: H.E.R.O. What does it stand for?

Lesson Eight

The Romance Plot

Key romantic plot points that make up the spine of your story

Romance beats checklist and literary devices that serve the romance story well

Lesson Nine

Speaking the code to industry professionals

Hot buttons to generate editor/agent interest

Editorial codes: understanding an editor's or agent's needs

WHERE: This workshop will be conducted via a Yahoo! email loop. Email invitations will be sent 48 hours prior to the beginning of the workshop.

HOW: Just register for the workshop and complete the payment process via PayPal. The cost is $15.00 for FFnP members and $25.00 for non-FFnP members. If you are a member of FFnP be sure you are logged into the website before you register to get the member price. Payment is due at time of registration.

REGISTRATION: http://www.romance-ffp.com/event.cfm?EventID=281

WHO: Known as "the Wedding Writer," Kimberly Llewellyn has worked with four publishing houses over the years and is the author of five contemporary novels. Currently, she writes for Berkley Books, part of Penguin. Her latest releases include two humorous comedic women's fiction novels in trade paperback, Tulle Little, Tulle Late and The Quest for the Holy Veil. Prior to these, she wrote three short contemporary romances for Avalon and Kensington and worked on nonfiction projects for Prentice Hall as a corporate writer for NAI. She's written articles for newsletters as well as the Romance Writers Report and stories for the confessions market. She gives writing workshops, in person and online, and is the author of I Want to Be an Author: Now What? (June 2010), which is geared toward new writers. She also enjoys promoting fiction for women to the media, from newspaper interviews to guest appearances on television. After earning a Bachelor's Degree in English with a c oncentration in Media Communications, she worked in the field of advertising, then in desktop publishing as a corporate writer and editor, until working full time as a novelist. Her website is: www.KimberlyLlewellyn.com

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RWA's Mystery/Suspense Chapter is pleased to announce our COFFIN

College of Felony and Intrigue KILLER INSTINCT online workshop for the

month of March 2011.

WORKSHOP: Mindful Creating: coaxing the muse to nourish your writing

and your writing life

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Mindful Creating aka How to get the most from your

muse when you want it, is a month-long workshop focusing on quieting,

focusing and working with your creative mind. You've taken your Inner

Writer on artist dates and talked to her in morning pages; you've tried

all the writing software and attended all the workshops. You may have

plotted six thousand books you haven't written yet or learned to write a

book in a month. And whatever you've done is good-but it's the dating

and courtship stage.

INSTRUCTOR: Mary O'Gara

Mary O'Gara, Ph.D. is an experienced instructor, creativity coach and

writer who has returned to C.O.F.F.I.N. with new workshops for more than

a decade. In this workshop, Mary brings together her know-how about

using the mind from a lifetime of studying psychic and creative

subjects. She has been writing for pay since she was 16 and was a

professional psychic for more than three decades.

KILLERINSTINCT workshops encompass writing and craft topics.

**PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE 27TH day of the month PRIOR to the

start of the COFFIN class. Cost of each Workshop is (Currently) $15.00

US for KOD Members, $30.00 US for non-KOD Members. (RWA membership NOT

required to take the course).

For more information check out our website at

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RWA's Mystery/Suspense Chapter is pleased to announce our COFFIN

College of Felony and Intrigue MURDER ONE online Workshop for the month

of March 2011.

WORKSHOP: Historical Forensics

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Today we're all familiar with the marvels of CSI,

whether from reading mysteries or true crime or watching television

programs and movies. But all these ways to pin the crime -- and the

criminal -- down had to start somewhere! So where and when did it all

begin? And what sorts of things were early forensic investigators able

to do?

This class will cover the late 19th and early 20th centuries, an era

that gave birth to so many forensic techniques: fingerprints, blood

typing, firearm's examinations, toxicology, and the expansion of the

autopsy into the forensic arena. This will give the writer of historical

fiction the accurate information needed and will give all crime writers

a firm foundation for understanding the world of modern forensics.

Dr. Doug Lyle, M.D. will lay the historic groundwork in March 2011's

Murder One workshop, HISTORICAL FORENSICS.

INSTRUCTOR: D.P. Lyle, MD

The author of FORENSICS FOR DUMMIES, which won the Macavity Award and

was nominated for an Edgar in 2005, Doug writes thrillers (Devil's

Playground, Double Blind and Stress Fracture) as well as crime scene

non-fiction, and has worked with writers on television shows such as Law

and Order, CSI: Miami, Monk, House, and others.

Website: www.dplylemd.com <http://www.dplylemd.com/>

Blog: writersforensicsblog.wordpress.com

<http://writersforensicsblog.wordpress.com/>

Now available: STRESS FRACTURE, a Dub Walker Thriller

**PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE 27TH day of the month PRIOR to the

start of the COFFIN class. Cost of each workshop is (Currently) $15.00

US for KOD Members, $30.00 US for non-KOD Members (RWA membership NOT

required to take the course).

For more information check out our website at

http://www.rwamysterysuspense.org <http://www.rwamysterysuspense.org/>

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Check out Outreach International Romance Writer workshops!

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MSWord For Writers

Presented by Catherine Chant

Dates: March 1 - 31

Fee: OIRW Members $20 Non Members $25

Deadline: February 26

Course Description:

This online workshop focuses on teaching you the aspects of the Word program that are most useful for fiction writers, and the subjects presented will help you streamline your on-screen tasks so you can think more about your story and less about what the computer is doing (or not doing).

Included in this workshop will be:

• Lectures on proper manuscript formatting,

• Creating headers/footers,

• Working with page numbers,

• Creating a pre-formatted manuscript template that can be used on all your new book projects,

• Customizing the toolbars,

• Understanding and customizing the Auto-Correct feature,

• Using the Work menu,

• Formatting the query letter,

• Creating a template for the query,

• Printing envelopes,

• Printing labels for SASEs,

• Using Track Changes, and

• Backing up your computer files.

NOTE: This workshop is designed for BOTH Macintosh and PC users, and has been written for versions of Word from '97 to 2008.

Prerequisites - A copy of MS Word and basic knowledge of how to open the program, create a file, save a file, print a file and type words on the screen (VERY basic Word commands); the lessons teach you how to use those MSWord commands related to novel writing in a step-by-step fashion.)

Instructor Bio:

Catherine Chant is an award-winning writer from New England. She is a PRO member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

A graduate of Boston College, she worked for fifteen years at her alma mater as a computing & communications consultant and now provides freelance web editing and design services to other writers and clients such as BC's Lynch School of Education.

Her short fiction and non-fiction work has appeared in RWA newsletters, Characters, SchoolArts, MetroKids, Twilight Times, Apollos Lyre, eHow.com, GardenGuides.com, Overstock.com and CreativeMindAndHands.com.

Her young adult time travel romance WISHING YOU WERE HERE was a finalist in the 2008 Golden Heart® awards. She is currently working a new young adult novel.

Visit her online at www.catherinechant.com

All workshops are open to everyone. You do not have to be a RWA member. You can register for the following on-line class through February 26. OIRW Members $20.00. Non Members $25.00. FMI: http://www.oirw.net/campus.htm

Or, email Campus Coordinator, Veronica Alderson, valderson80@yahoo.com using the Subject line: OIRW ONLINE WORKSHOP.

To find out more about our chapter, please visit us at http://www.oirw.net/index.htm

Thank you.

Veronica Alderson,

OIRW Campus Coordinator

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Dialogue That Dazzles

Presented by Lori Wilde

Dates: March 1 - 28

Fee: OIRW Members $20 Non Members $25

Deadline: February 26

Course Description:

Dialogue that dazzles is about creating the most exciting, compelling conversations you've ever written. Stellar dialogue can make your story leap to life the way nothing else can. If you've gotten comments from editors and agents that your dialogue is trite or stilted or dull, we've got the cure for you.

This workshop is designed to teach you how to write fresh, natural dialogue that dazzles. You'll learn new techniques for rewriting any lines of dialogue and improving them spectacularly.

You'll uncover secrets of incorporating these methods into your writing style. Learn how to make your dialogue stand out and dramatically increase your chances of selling your book!

Topics covered include:

• What is great dialogue?

• Using dialogue to breathe life into your characters

• Creating expressive language

• People rarely say what they mean--subtext

• Subtext part 2

• Structuring dialogue to match real conversations

• Dusting your book with dazzling dialogue

• And much more

Instructor Bio:

Lori Wilde has sold fifty-two novels for four major New York Publishing houses. She holds a bachelors degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensics. She volunteers as a sexual assault first responder for Freedom House, a shelter for battered women. She has also served as the RWA National conference workshop chair and PAN retreat chair.

She is an instructor for a company who provides online community education to over 1500 colleges and universities. Lori is a past RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award. She's won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, The Lories, The More Than Maggie, the Golden Quill, The Laurel Wreath and The BestBooks of 2006 Book Award.

Her books have been translated into 22 languages and excerpted in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Complete Woman, All You and Quick and Simple magazines. She's appeared numerous times on the Waldenbook's bestseller list, The Barnes and Noble bestseller list, Bookscan Top 40 and Ingram's Top 50. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill.

Find out more: http://www.loriwilde.com/

All workshops are open to everyone. You do not have to be a RWA member. You can register for the following on-line class through February 26. OIRW Members $20.00. Non Members $25.00. FMI: http://www.oirw.net/campus.htm

Or, email Campus Coordinator, Veronica Alderson, valderson80@yahoo.com using the Subject line: OIRW ONLINE WORKSHOP.

To find out more about our chapter, please visit us at http://www.oirw.net/index.htm

Thank you.

Veronica Alderson,

OIRW Campus Coordinator

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Check out LRWA's workshops!

March 2011 – Scene CPR: Breathing Life Into Ailing Scenes With Scene Goals, Disasters & Sequels

Presented by Laurin Wittig

Dates: 4 – 31

Deadline: Mar 2

Fee: $16

FMI: http://lowcountryrwa.com/online-workshops/

Course Description:

Revision is where you get the opportunity to craft the story you've worked long and hard to draft, but do you know where to start?

• Do you need help with Pacing?

• Do you need help with Characterization?

• Do you need help with Conflict?

• Do you waver over whose Point of View a scene should be in?

• How can you avoid head hopping yet reveal a non-point of view character's reaction?

• How can you reveal emotion and move your plot forward all in the same scene?

• How can you weave in motivation without slowing down the action of your story?

Laurin Wittig will show you a simple but powerful way to turn your ailing scene into a robust part of your story with scene goals and disasters.

She will also teach you the power of the four stage sequel and how to combine it with your scenes to create a story that keeps your readers turning the pages long into the night.

If you've ever written a scene only to have it lie gasping for breath on the page, Scene CPR is just what you need.

Instructor Bio:

Laurin Wittig, award winning, multi-published author of Scottish historical romance novels, has 20+ years of experience in the writing business as an author, a critiquer, and a teacher of creative writing. Laurin has recently republished her backlist books digitally. She also provides professional critiques for both published and aspiring authors through Between the Lines Critiques.

Laurin can be found on-line at LaurinWittig.com, BTLCritiques.com, @LaurinWittig on Twitter, and on Facebook.

You can register for the following on-line class through March 2. Each class is $16.

FMI: http://lowcountryrwa.com/online-workshops/#MAR

Or email Online Workshop Coordinator, Hope Candieas, hopereneaa@hotmail.com using the Subject line: LRWA ONLINE WORKSHOP. To subscribe to LRWA Online Workshop monthly mailing list, LRWAonlinecourses@yahoogroups.com

Thank you.

Hope Candieas,

LRWA Online Workshop Coordinator

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March 2011 – How To Design And Teach An Online Workshop, Two Weeks

Presented by Catherine Chant

Dates: 6 – 18

Deadline: Mar 2

Fee: $16

FMI: http://lowcountryrwa.com/online-workshops/

Course Description:

This two-week workshop begins with an overview of why you would want to create and teach an online workshop, and covers these topics:

• Developing a workshop topic

• Identifying your audience

• Designing a lesson plan

• Interacting with your students

• Designing exercises for your students

• Your workshop proposal

• Technical aspects of online teaching (e.g. Yahoogroups)

At the end of this workshop you will have a basic outline of your course and the first draft of a proposal ready to polish and send out to workshop coordinators.

Instructor Bio:

Catherine Chant is a PRO member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Her short fiction and non-fiction work has appeared in RWA newsletters, CharacterS, SchoolArts, MetroKids, Twilight Times, Apollos Lyre, Crochet World, GardenGuides.com and Overstock.com. Her young adult time travel romance WISHING YOU WERE HERE was a finalist in the 2008 Golden Heart® awards. She is currently working a new young adult novel, writing how-to articles for Demand Studios, and offering knitting/crochet advice and instruction at creativemindandhands.com.

A graduate of Boston College, Catherine worked for fifteen years at her alma mater as a computing & communications consultant. She now provides freelance web editing and design services to other writers and clients such as BC's Lynch School of Education. While working at BC, she designed and gave many training courses on technology subjects. Since joining RWA in 2003, she has served four years as the Workshops chairperson (or co-chair) for FTHRW, an online chapter that offers 12 workshops a year to their 300+ members as well as non-member registrants. Catherine has also been giving her own workshop, MSWord for Writers, to RWA chapters several times a year since 2006 and began giving a new workshop "Principles of Good Website Design for Writer" in 2010.

You can find out more about Catherine at her website: http://www.catherinechant.com

You can register for the following on-line class through March 2. Each class is $16.

FMI: http://lowcountryrwa.com/online-workshops/#MAR

Or email Online Workshop Coordinator, Hope Candieas, hopereneaa@hotmail.com using the Subject line: LRWA ONLINE WORKSHOP. To subscribe to LRWA Online Workshop monthly mailing list, LRWAonlinecourses@yahoogroups.com

Thank you.

Hope Candieas,

LRWA Online Workshop Coordinator

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March 2011 – Before You Hit Send: Self-Editing for Published and Unpublished Authors

Presented by Angela James

Dates: 4 – 31

Deadline: Mar 2

Fee: $16

FMI: http://lowcountryrwa.com/online-workshops/

***Limited to 20 Students***

Course Description:

Join Angela James for a three week workshop as she shares some of the common pitfalls she's seen in submissions and contest entries. This workshop is limited to the first 20 students. Instructions for joining Angela's exclusive workshop will be sent prior to class start.

She'll give you:

• Ideas, Tips and Tricks for Polishing and Self-Editing Your Manuscript

Discuss things such as:

• Dialogue Tags

• Whether all forms of "to be" are really evil and

• Just what you're doing to your life expectancy with your use of that exclamation point

The course, updated and enhanced from its 2010 version, will guide you from the basics of self-editing and grammar in a clear, conversational manner with examples, to more advanced topics such as show versus tell and passive voice.

Through it all, Angela will be available for clarification and questions in order to help you on your way to a cleaned-up manuscript and understanding the basics of editing your manuscript.

Instructor Bio:

Executive editor of Carina Press, Harlequin's digital-first imprint, and veteran of the digital publishing industry, Angela James is a well-known advocate for digital publishing. James has enjoyed a long and varied career in digital publishing, including launching and serving as executive editor for Samhain Publishing. James frequently travels to regional, national and international writing conferences to meet with authors and readers, and present workshops on digital publishing for both authors and readers of all genres of fiction.

You can read more about Angela at her website: www.nicemommy-evileditor.com

You can register for the following on-line class through March 2. Each class is $16.

FMI: http://lowcountryrwa.com/online-workshops/#MAR

Or email Online Workshop Coordinator, Hope Candieas, hopereneaa@hotmail.com using the Subject line: LRWA ONLINE WORKSHOP. To subscribe to LRWA Online Workshop monthly mailing list, LRWAonlinecourses@yahoogroups.com

Thank you.

Hope Candieas,

LRWA Online Workshop Coordinator

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March 2011 – Writing for Category

Presented by Nina Bruhns

Dates: 7 – 18

Deadline: Mar 5

Fee: $16

FMI: http://lowcountryrwa.com/online-workshops/

Course Description:

To successfully write category romance takes a special set of skills. Those who do it well make it look deceptively easy. But in fact, it is not. There are very specific guidelines, and a language all its own. Those who don't understand the basics of the genre can find themselves frustrated by rejections, often for manuscripts with no discernible flaws. What gives? Is there a secret Harlequin handshake, or what?

Join award-winning author Nina Bruhns as she reveals the keys to writing for category romance.

Instructor Bio:

Longtime organizer of the LRWA Beach Retreat events, bestselling romantic thriller writer Nina Bruhns has published over twenty-five novels to date, of which nearly two million copies have been sold, and been translated into a half dozen languages. Best known for her vivid settings, unique characters, and page-turning plot twists, Nina writes romantic thrillers for Berkley Publishing (Penguin/Putnam), and romantic suspense as well as paranormal romance for Silhouette Books. She also pens erotic romance for Berkley Heat under the pseudonym Nikita Black.

Ms. Bruhns is the recipient of numerous awards for her books, including three prestigious Daphne du Maurier Awards of Excellence for Overall Best Mystery/Suspense Novel of the Year, five Dorothy Parker Awards, and a National Readers Choice Award, along with two Rita nominations, just to name a few.

Read more about Nina at her website: http://www.ninabruhns.com/

You can register for the following on-line class through March 5. Each class is $16.

FMI: http://lowcountryrwa.com/online-workshops/#MAR

Or email Online Workshop Coordinator, Hope Candieas, hopereneaa@hotmail.com using the Subject line: LRWA ONLINE WORKSHOP. To subscribe to LRWA Online Workshop monthly mailing list, LRWAonlinecourses@yahoogroups.com

Thank you.

Hope Candieas,

LRWA Online Workshop Coordinator

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March 2011 – The Art of the Eight-Second Pitch

Presented by Jeannie Eddy

Dates: 4 – 31

Deadline: Mar 2

Fee: $16

FMI: http://lowcountryrwa.com/online-workshops/

Course Description:

Writers today need to be able to overcome the economic obstacles to sell their books and themselves with fast and compelling pitches.

1990s entrepreneurs called the short "ads" elevator pitches, able to be presented during an elevator ride – which might be the only time you can get with the agent or editor of your dreams. Every writer needs one and that's what this class is for. I'll help you develop and hone your pitch so when someone says, "what do you write?" you can catch their interest with the right words and ideas.

Instructor Bio:

Jeannie Eddy is a writer and freelance editor (book doctor) who has worked with many small presses and writers to help hone manuscripts into saleable books. She donates a read of a partial every year for the Brenda Novak Diabetes Auction (in May), and spends her spare time editing court transcripts and grading English papers. She also coordinates pitch sessions at many national and regional conferences.

You can register for the following on-line class through March 2. Each class is $16.

FMI: http://lowcountryrwa.com/online-workshops/#MAR

Or email Online Workshop Coordinator, Hope Candieas, hopereneaa@hotmail.com using the Subject line: LRWA ONLINE WORKSHOP. To subscribe to LRWA Online Workshop monthly mailing list, LRWAonlinecourses@yahoogroups.com

Thank you.

Hope Candieas,

LRWA Online Workshop Coordinator

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MARCH 2011

PITCH LIKE A PRO FOR WRITERS (includes Editor pitch session)

INSTRUCTOR: Kerri Nelson

WHEN: Mar. 1 to Mar. 29

WORKSHOP:

Want to practice your pitch for an upcoming pitch session to an agent or editor? Need help refining your pitch to include in a query letter? Well, practice makes perfect!

Sign on for this handy four week pitch practice workshop, taught by multi-published romantic suspense author, Kerri Nelson.

*During class you'll get to practice pitches for up to 2 different novels AND at the end of class you'll have the opportunity to pitch before a real acquiring EDITOR from a major publisher!*

Over the past five years, Kerri has pitched more than thirty different books in every imaginable genre (from erotica to young adult) to multiple agents and editors with a tremendous success rate for follow-up requests for both partial and full manuscripts. She has sold fourteen novels and novellas in the last eighteen months after perfecting her pitch process!

In this intensive interactive course, Kerri offers up the secrets to nailing your pitch, how to score a home run with editors, and how not to stop short of getting the results you want!

Start the year off right with the book contract you've been waiting for!

Students from prior classes have sold 3 book deals to Sourcebooks, been offered representation by agents, and many other successes after perfecting their pitch with me.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Kerri Nelson has always been passionate about reading books but when she wrote her first poem in the second grade, she discovered her love of writing. At the age of sixteen, she became a columnist for her local newspaper as the high school correspondent for the weekly "Panther Tales" column. She won the Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year Award for her efforts.

After an education and career in the legal field, Kerri began to pen romantic suspense novels with a legal or law enforcement theme. She currently lives in the sunny south with her romance inspiring husband and her adorable children. When she's not reading or writing, you'll find her baking homemade goodies for her family. Kerri is an active member of Romance Writers of America, Hearts Through History Romance Writers, Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, and Futuristic Fantasy & Paranormal Romance Writers.

In addition, Kerri has been contracted to publish fourteen books with six different publishers in multiple genres. She continues to pitch both live and online to agents and editors on a monthly basis and has received requests for nearly one hundred percent of her pitches! Check out her website at: www.kerrinelson.com

www.KerriNelson.com

Romance so good, it should be illegal...

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Cost for the workshop is $15 for NEORWA members, $20 for all others. You do not have to be an RWA member to take our workshops!

REGISTRATION CUT-OFF IS THE DAY BEFORE THE WORKSHOP STARTS. Once registered, you will be subscribed to the workshop loop prior to and for the duration of the class.

For more information, please email Cathy Matuszak If you are using a web email and the link doesn't work for you, send the email to neorwaonline "at" gmail "dot" com. Or visit our website at www.neorwa.com and click on the link for Online Workshops.

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