2015/2016 Workshops

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***March 21, 2015Three Most Popular Plotting Models

  • Day of Writing Workshops for Teens
  • Sponsor: Brazoria and Alvin Library branches, Brazoria County Library System
  • Website: http://bcls.lib.tx.us/


1***April 20-May 2, 2015
ARCING: Making the most of arcs and transitions

  • Online workshop hosted by the Young Adult chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA).
  • Open to all. More information on future YARWA workshops at http://yarwa.com/programs/

***April 21, 2015VOICE – Recognizing It. Figuring Out Yours and Enhancing It.”

  • Sponsor: Houston Bay Area chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA)
  • Kirkmont MUD Building, 10102 Blackhawk Road, Houston, TX 77089
  • Meeting begins at 7:30 PM, Social time starting at 7:15 PM. Visitors welcome.
  • Website: http://hbarwa.com/


***July 23, 2015 — “ARCING: Making the most of arcs and transitions

  • Sponsor: Bay Area Writers League (BAWL)
  • Clear Lake Park Meeting Room, 5001 NASA Road One, Seabrook, TX
  • Meeting begins at 7:00 pm, Social and Networking at 7:30 pm. Brief Club business meeting, followed by speaker.
  • Website: http://www.meetup.com/bayareawritersleague/


3***November 14, 2015 — Special half-day workshop: “The Basics of Writing Commercial Fiction

  • Sponsor: Bay Area Writers League (BAWL)
  • Empowered Creativity Institute, 2500 South Shore Blvd, Suite C, League City, TX 77573
  • Website: http://www.meetup.com/bayareawritersleague/

***April 19, 2015 — The Short of It – Synopsis, High Concept, Query, Blurb

  • Sponsor: Houston Bay Area chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA)
  • Kirkmont MUD Building, 10102 Blackhawk Road, Houston, TX 77089
  • Meeting begins at 7:30 PM, Social time starting at 7:15 PM. Visitors welcome.
  • Website: http://hbarwa.com/

1***July 28, 2016 — The Short of It – Synopsis, High Concept, Query, Blurb

  • Sponsor: Bay Area Writers League (B.A.W.L.)
  • Clear Lake Park Building, Seabrook, TX
  • Meeting begins at 7:30 PM, Social time starting at 7:15 PM. Visitors welcome.
  • Website: http://www.meetup.com/bayareawritersleague/

Other writing workshops available…

“Blake Snyder’s SAVE THE CAT!”

  • Use this famous screenwriting plan to plot the perfectly balanced novel.

“How to Be a Guy—in 10 Easy Steps”

  • Learn what really separates the girls from the boys in fiction (and in real life). Make your male characters believable as well as lovable.

The Short of It – Synopsis, High Concept, Query, Blurb

  • Fitting a 400-page manuscript into one page, one paragraph, one sentence. It can be done!

Also: Popular Plotting Patterns, Character Motivation, Conflict, Hero’s Journey, Queries, Creative Nonfiction

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