Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Oct HCRW Online Workshop: Seven Deadly Sins of Fiction by Susan Palmqu

Recommended Posts

***** Permission to Forward Granted *****

Seven Deadly Sins of Fiction

When: October 1, 2012 to October 31, 2012

Cost: $20 HCRW and Carolina Romance Writers members, $25 all others

Contact: Online Classes Coordinator HCRWonline@heartofcarolina.org

Presented by Susan Palmquist

Intended audience-beginning and intermediate writers

Length-four weeks

Cost- $20 for HCRW member, $25 for all others

Register - http://heartofcarolina.org/ai1ec_event/seven-deadly-sins-of-fiction/?instance_id=45

Goals of Workshop-help writers avoid common mistakes that usually result in rejection letters

Participants will-learn about the seven most common mistakes and reasons editors reject stories, how to find them in your own work and how to overcome these errors

Schedule/Lesson Plan

Week One, Lesson One-Welcome, Sin #1- Formatting, how to look like a professional

Week One, Lesson Two-Sin #2 Dead end dialogue, how to put the right words into your character’s mouths

Week Two, Lesson Three-Sin #3- Information dump, too much, too soon

Week Two, Lesson Four-Sin #4- Same old plot, putting a new twist to hackneyed story lines

Week Three, Lesson Five-Sin #5-Boring Characters, how to create people readers will love

Week Three, Lesson Six-Sin #6-Head Hopping, knowing whose head you’re in

Week Four, Lesson Seven-Sin #7-Not writing what you love, how to not to follow trends

Week Four, Lesson Eight-recap, parting words and questions


Exercise 1-Rewriting dialogue along lines discussed in the lesson

Exercise 2-Rewriting a scene and removing the info dump

Exercise 3-Put a new spin on a story

Exercise 4-Create a new character

Exercise 5-Finding the head hopping errors

Exercise 6-What’s wrong with this submission- an overview of everything that’s been covered

About Susan

Susan Palmquist is a freelance writer and author of six novels, four of which are romances. She’s also a short story writer who’s been published in magazines in both the US and UK. Under her pen name, Vanessa Devereaux, she a bestselling author of both erotica and erotic romances and has published thirty five novels/novellas, with eight more releases set for later this year.

She also writes a weekly money saving blog at called The Budget Smart Girl’s Guide to the Universe. And is a writing tutor and the author of the soon to be released How To Write A Romance Novel, Getting It Written and Getting It Published by Compass Books.

For more information about Susan, visit www.susanpalmquist.com

Click Here to Signup

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...