FF&P Writer Workshop Update
The Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of the RWA Presents the line up of great workshops for January! Click here to see the full line up for 2013!
January 14-February 10, 2013
Tips and Techniques for More Effective Proofreading — Ally Broadfieldhttp://my.rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=599
$20.00 for FFnP members and $30.00 for non-FFnP members
Editing is one of the most difficult tasks a writer faces and even seasoned authors often have difficultly detecting errors in their own work. When writers proofread their own work, it’s not unusual for them to overlook errors because their mind knows how the text should read and automatically corrects it. Whether you’re polishing your manuscript for a contest, preparing to submit to an agent or editor, or planning to self-publish, knowing how to effectively proofread your work is an essential skill. This class will cover tips and techniques for better proofreading, how to identify common errors in capitalization, punctuation, sentence structure, verb tense, and dialogue, misplaced and dangling modifiers, homonyms, and plural and possessive forms. A list of grammar resources will also be provided.
January 14-February 10, 2013
$25.00 for FFnP members and $30.00 for non-FFnP members.
Take this class from Sally if you want to learn how to plan the events of a story or massage the kinks out of a work-in-progress. You will learn how idea, purpose, and characters create “What-if” lists. Research, time line, subplots, suspense, pacing, problem-solving and fine art vs. commercial fiction will all be covered.
In this class you will be challenged to walk through the plotting of a story. Topics include: Clarifying the stimulating idea, identifying essentials of beginning, middle and ending, and how to make “What if” lists. Using logic to your advantage you will get to insert characters into anxiety-causing moments caused by real life or historical events. In the end you will learn what is dramatic and what is not. Are you a storyteller?
January 14, 2013 through January 27, 2013
From Shyness to Steamy Love Scenes — Presented by Dr. Charley Ferrer http://my.rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=441
$15.00 for FFnP members and $20.00 for non-FFnP members
This workshop will take into consideration the various aspects of sexuality, including: sexual desire, fantasy, body awareness, communication skills, sexual development. As we discuss these issues as well as societal and cultural norms, restrictions, and expectations on our sexuality and sexual behavior, participants will dispel misconceptions, address and overcome taboos, embrace a new sensual awareness and unlock inhibitions to allow them to feel comfortable with their sensuality and enhance your sensual writing.
Class 1 & 2: Addressing the participant understanding these issues and addressing it for themselves: desire, fantasy, body awareness, communication skills, sexual development. Dispelling fears and misconceptions. We’ll discuss these issues as well as societal and cultural norms, restrictions, and expectations on our sexuality and sexual behavior. Participants will dispel misconceptions, address and overcome taboos,
Class 3 & 4: Dabble deeper into higher levels of sexual play and briefly touch upon BDSM, erotic massage, sexual orientation including hetero-flexibility, gay/lesbian and bi-sexuality. Discuss these issues as well as societal and cultural norms, restrictions, and expectations on our sexuality and sexual behavior, participants will dispel misconceptions, address and overcome taboos.
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