Zoom: BUILDING CONFLICT FROM THE HEAD DOWN
(April 10, 1pm Eastern) HCRW, open to non-members
Zoom retreat: SPRING GATHERING
(April 17-18) Already filled with eight writers, but there’ll be more in June, October & February.
Blog: WHEN EMOTION GETS TRICKY
(April 23) writersinthestormblog.com
We’ve all seen too much, and too little. How do we find the balance?
(April 24, 10:30 + 1 Eastern) MMRWA Retreat From Harsh Reality
Online: SHOWING EMOTION
Everyone knows how important it is to show rather than tell. But when it comes to showing emotion, that can be…well, tricky. How do you keep from going over the top and making readers roll their eyes? How do you avoid not going far enough and sending their attention downhill with every word? Learn the tricks of conveying emotion for readers of whatever genre you’re writing and how to find the right balance between plummeting, purple prose, and perfection.
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It's one thing to write a stand-alone novel. It’s another to write a sequel, a trilogy, a box set or an open-ended series that’ll continue for as long as you want. While great storytelling is great storytelling no matter the format, there are techniques to keep in mind when writing a series that will not only keep your readers on board through every story, but keep you from burning out while they’re still waiting for more.
Zoom retreat: SUMMER GATHERING
(June 26-27) https://booklaurie.com/
Ask about the wait-list for this eight-writer group, with morning workshops and individual chats with Laurie about your work.
Online: PLOTTING VIA MOTIVATION
Here’s what writers have said about the course in previous years: “I never thought I could plot my entire book from start to finish, but here it is. This is AWESOME.” / “This month has truly changed the way I think about writing. I wish I’d taken Plotting Via Motivation before giving up on my earlier novels.” / “Now that I look back in the notebook where I wrote all my homework, I realize I’ve got my book right here!”
Laurie Schnebly Campbell published half a dozen romances with Harlequin, including one that beat out Nora Roberts for “Best Special Edition of the Year,” before discovering the only thing she loves more than writing is working with other writers. So she started giving workshops every month, online and in-person, and now has a special area on her bookshelf full of books with acknowledgments from authors who’ve loved her classes.