Category: Workshops

Writing to Market in a No Fail Genre!

Posted on May 10, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Workshops · Writing

So many times we hear, “I write to market” or the opposing view “Write your heart”. But what if you could do both? There is a market that never goes out of favor. It has people buying all year long, year after year after year and they buy it by the millions. If you could [Read more…]

POV: Going Deep and Staying There

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 by   1 Comment | Posted in Workshops

It doesn’t matter if you write first-person narrative or third-person with multiple viewpoint characters—getting deep inside a POV character’s head is the key to writing stories that grab readers by the ba…uh…heartstrings, no matter what genre you’re writing. In this workshop, each participant will have a chance to examine the different genre expectations of POV, [Read more…]

Fiction as Literary Tools

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Workshops

Literary devices allow fiction writers to manipulate language in a convincing manner that guides the reader. They cannot be blatant but must weave a flawless story. This eight-part course succinctly defines the terminology and provides techniques of 1) General tools such as symbolism, allegory & analogy, exposition, description, prologue and epilogue, 2) Characterizing tools such [Read more…]

Lessons of Firefly: Learning From the Works of Joss Whedon

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Workshops

Joss Whedon, Hollywood writer/director and creator of the  FIREFLY approved this workshop. Though Joss Whedon’s television show FIREFLY only aired through the fall months of 2002, it has continued to generate followers through word of mouth, DVD sales and an exhaustible amount of followers known as “Browncoats”.  The Romance Writers of America has many “Browncoasts” [Read more…]

The Chunky Method of Time Management for Writers: How to Finish That Book Even When Life Gets in the Way

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Workshops

Do you feel like you can never find the time to write?  Have you been chipping away at the same manuscript forever without much progress?  Do you need a system that can get you to typing “The End” with success and satisfaction? Wrangling a fickle muse to meet a deadline—or just to get rid of [Read more…]

Romancing The Holidays

Posted on Feb 14, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Workshops

What is the hype with Holiday Romances? Have you ever wondered why so many people do Holiday Romances? Or why there are so many people that read them? Ever wondered what it takes to write a Holiday Romance? Or when to publish it? Or when Publishers even send out calls for them? Well now you [Read more…]

CIVILIZATION CREATION 101:

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Workshops

  CIVILIZATION CREATION 101: BORROWING, STEALING, AND RE-INVENTING THE WORLD YOU KNOW INTO THE WORLD YOUR CHARACTERS INHABIT   Presenter: Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane, Nied Darnell   Writers of contemporary and historical fiction have it easy. They use the world they already live in or the historic one that can be researched [Read more…]

POV: Going Deep And Staying There

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Workshops

It doesn’t matter if you write first-person narrative or third-person with multiple viewpoint characters—getting deep inside a POV character’s head is the key to writing stories that grab readers by the ba…uh…heartstrings, no matter what genre you’re writing. In this workshop, each participant will have a chance to examine the different genre expectations of POV, [Read more…]

Fiction’s Literary Tools

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Workshops

Literary devices allow fiction writers to manipulate language in a convincing manner that guides the reader. They cannot be blatant but must weave a flawless story. This eight-part course succinctly defines the terminology and provides techniques of 1) General tools such as symbolism, allegory & analogy, exposition, description, prologue and epilogue, 2) Characterizing tools such [Read more…]