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I'm once again posting a cross listing of various chapter online workshops. If you have any questions about the workshops, contact them.

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

> 2011 Online Workshop.

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

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

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> March 1ST – 29TH

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> WARDROBES, WEAPONS, WARBLINGS AND WORDS:

> Shopping, Entertainment, and Slang for Your Historical Characters

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> Presenter, Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson

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> To get the right feel in a historical novel, it’s all about stage setting,

> looking right, sounding right, and having the right “water cooler” chit chat

> for the people who traipse through your historical landscape. Can you trust

> what you’ve read elsewhere? Maybe, maybe not. So how do you decide what you

> need BEYOND the plot? And where do you go to find it?

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> Those are exactly the questions that this workshop addresses.

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> In fact, we go looking FOR dresses! Yes, shopping with your heroine is the

> first thing on the list, whether she needs to don farthingales or those

> frisky little flapper frocks. We’ll spend a full week searching out

> everything the well prepared heroine might need.

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> Then during week two, we pry the hero away from napping in a comfy haystack

> or armchair and trail after him as he roams through gun shops, smith’s

> forges (for swords, knives), armament rooms (maces, axes, armour, shields,

> bows and arrows), and then looks over the available carriages from horse

> drawn to snappy 1920s motor cars. He shouldn’t mind this sort of shopping.

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> But historicals of any kind are not ALL dire events to be dressed right to

> endure, be they ballrooms or battlefields. No, characters like to be

> entertained as well, so we’ll look at entertainments, songs, musical

> instruments, poetry, paintings, plays, games of chance and dances for

> flirtation. And while our characters chat each other up we’ll make sure they

> drop a few words to tell readers they aren’t in the 21st century anymore, so

> we’ll use appropriate slang or phrasing or words that can be slipped into

> conversations.

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> And we’ll do all that in four short weeks.

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> Instructor Bio: Presenter Beth Daniels is the author of six historical

> novels (and 20 other non-historical novels) and holds a BA in History and a

> MA in English Composition and Rhetoric. She is also a researchoholic, and

> not only will share sources but issue Challenges (otherwise known as

> Assignments) to send participants off each week to ferret out their

> characters’ most necessary accoutrements, build era perfect party mixes, and

> quip the most atrociously amusing fribbles.

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> The workshop caters to pre-published, minimally-published and

> multi-published writers looking for a way to lift their historical novel out

> of the ordinary run of things. Participants don’t need a work-in-progress,

> but do need at least a hero and heroine who will appear opposite each other

> in a forthcoming tale.

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> The time periods covered will be basically Renaissance/Elizabethan through

> the 1920s, but those looking to deck out early to late medieval characters

> are welcome as well.

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> *DATE*: March 1 - 29

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> Registration deadline is February 27th.

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> *PLACE**: Dunes & Dreams RWA Workshop Yahoo Loop*

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> Registrants will receive a yahoo invitation to the workshop several days

> before the workshop begins to allow ample time to accept it. Please notify

> the coordinators if you have do not receive your invite before the class

> begins.

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

> paypal or checks)

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> *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.

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> 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.

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> Hope to see you in class!

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> Registration form and more information:

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

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> email the coordinators at workshops.ddrwa@gmail.com

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Check out this Colorado Romance Writers, Inc. Online Workshop Series

class for MARCH 2011! [Please note our website address has changed!]

Online Workshop: Using the Rule of Six to Strengthen Everything from

Plot to Titles

Instructor: NY Times Bestselling Author Shirley Jump

Date: February 28 – March 25, 2011

DESCRIPTION: Capitalize on this technique marketing gurus have used for

years to find the "thought not thought of yet" and avoid duplicating a

plot line, character quirk or other idea already out there (that you may

have seen subconsciously). Then learn how to use this technique to take

your writing deeper and draw out more emotion, more conflict...more of

everything! It's truly astounding when you see it in action. With this

interactive class, New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump will

show you how to use "Shirley's Rule of Six" for everything from plot to

word choice. The result? More powerful writing that has that unique

touch editors today are looking to buy.

BIO: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump spends

her days writing women's fiction and romantic comedies (Vegas

Pregnancy Surprise, July 2010) to feed her shoe addiction and avoid

cleaning the toilets. As AJ Whitten (www.ajwhitten.com), she also

writes horror young adult novels for Houghton Mifflin's Graphia

imprint with her daughter (The Well, September 2009). She cleverly

finds writing time by feeding her kids junk food, allowing them to dress

in the clothes they find on the floor and encouraging the dogs to double

as vacuum cleaners. Visit her website at www.shirleyjump.com

<http://www.shirleyjump.com/> or read recipes and life adventures at

www.shirleyjump.blogspot.com <http://www.shirleyjump.blogspot.com/> .

Fee: $20 CRW Members; $25 Non-CRW Members. FMI about the workshops or

speakers, or to register: http://crw-rwa.ning.com

<http://crw-rwa.ning.com/> or email Online Workshop Series Coordinator,

Karen Docter, at coloromancewritersonlineclasses@yahoo.com

<mailto:coloromancewritersonlineclasses@yahoo.com> . To subscribe to

Online Workshop Series mailing list,

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

<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CRWOnlineclasses> . A minimum of 5

students registered two days prior to class start is required for

workshop to remain viable. No refunds after 24 hours prior to class

start.

Thank you.

Karen Docter, Coordinator

2011 Online Workshop Series

Colorado Romance Writers, Inc.

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4. Workshop: Write Naked: Finding & Developing....Voice

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Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:33 pm (PST)

Check out this Colorado Romance Writers, Inc. Online Workshop Series

class for MARCH 2011! [Please note our website address has changed!]

Online Workshop: Write Naked: Finding & Developing Your Authentic Voice

Instructor: Wendy Lyn Watson

Date: February 28 – March 25, 2011

DESCRIPTION: We hear it all the time from editors and agents: "I

love your voice," or "I'm looking for a strong voice."

A writer's voice is a combination of style, tone, and theme. Voice

is not your story, it's the way you tell it. The great thing about

voice is that everyone has one (really!) and each one is unique. The

trick is to define your voice, to develop it, and to make sure it shines

through in your story. In this interactive workshop, you'll engage

in writing exercises aimed at identifying and developing your voice.

You'll leave with a better sense of what makes your writing your

writing and a set of tools to help you make your voice even stronger.

BIO: Wendy Lyn Watson writes deliciously funny cozy mysteries with a

dollop of romance. Her Mysteries a la Mode feature amateur sleuth

Tallulah Jones, who solves murders in between scooping sundaes. While

she does not commit--or solve--murders in real life, Wendy can kill a

pint of ice cream in nothing flat. She's also passionately devoted to

80s music, Asian horror films, and reality TV.

Fee: $20 CRW Members; $25 Non-CRW Members. FMI about the workshops or

speakers, or to register: http://crw-rwa.ning.com

<http://crw-rwa.ning.com/> or email Online Workshop Series Coordinator,

Karen Docter, at coloromancewritersonlineclasses@yahoo.com

<mailto:coloromancewritersonlineclasses@yahoo.com> . To subscribe to

Online Workshop Series mailing list,

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

<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CRWOnlineclasses> . A minimum of 5

students registered two days prior to class start is required for

workshop to remain viable. No refunds after 24 hours prior to class

start.

Thank you.

Karen Docter, Coordinator

2011 Online Workshop Series

Colorado Romance Writers, Inc.

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*Yellow Rose RWA Online Course:* From Tweens to Twilight: Considering a Move

to YA

*Dates*: March 1-31

*Instructor*: Grace Conley

*Register* at www.yellowroserwa.com/workshops

*Coordinator*: Sophie Oak, sophie@sophieoak.com

*From Tweens to Twilight: Considering a Move to YA*

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> Presented by Barbara Grace Conley

> March 1 – March 31, 2011 (4 weeks)

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> *Course Description:*

> Thinking of writing your first Young Adult novel?

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> Interested in learning how L’Engle, Cormier, and Blume gave rise to Meyer,

> Marr, and Dessen?

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> During this workshop, we’ll cover:

> • An overview of modern Young Adult literature

> • Principal themes and subgenres in YA

> • Handling your approach: YA vs. YA with Romantic Elements

> • Voice and the YA Writer

> • The different audiences: writing for Tweens vs. Teens (and the Adults who

> read YA)

> • The business side: agents, marketing considerations, and resources for

> the YA writer

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> This 101-level overview of the YA genre is appropriate both for new writers

> and for authors experienced in other subgenres who are considering writing

> YA as an additional career path.

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> *About Grace Conley:*

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> Grace is a professional trainer and curriculum developer with over fifteen

> years of experience creating engaging and informative classes for Silicon

> Valley technology companies. After the birth of her first child, her husband

> suggested that she use her writing talents for The Forces of Good (that is,

> writing fiction) – and she hasn’t turned back! Grace serves on the board of

> the Silicon Valley RWA, and is a member of YARWA, the Young Adult Chapter of

> RWA. Watch for publication news in 2011!

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> Read more about Grace at her website: www.graceconley.com

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> All classes are $15.00 for Yellow Rose Members / $25.00 for non-Yellow Rose

> members.

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> http://yellowroserwa.com/workshops/

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Mid-Willamette Valley RWA Presents:

Our March 2011 online class:

World-Building for Writers

Taught by Rebecca Lynn

Description: A world-building course focusing on all facets of

fictional writing, not just on fantasy and paranormal books.

Historical fiction and contemporary genre fiction writers need to

know how to world-build, as well. World-building, at its foundation,

is about incorporating details into narrative. This class will start

with the basic building blocks of a world (whether known or invented)

and move toward the integration of research and worldbuilding into

narrative fiction.

Week One: You Are God - The building blocks of fictional worlds; the

two main methods of world-building.

Week Two: The Genesis Effect - Organizing and ordering your fictional

world; resources for world-building in genres.

Week Three: Hobbits and iPods and Claymores, Oh My - Integrity in

your fictional world; dissecting student examples.

Week Four: Writer as Weaver - Integrating world-building details into

narrative and dialogue.

BIO

Rebecca Lynn took an MFA in Creative Writing and an undergraduate

degree in Linguistics and Literature, and has taught both writing and

literature courses on the collegiate level. She has published short

fiction as well as some short non-fiction, and academic articles.

Class runs from 3/1/2011 to 3/31/2011. 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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