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WRITING KICK-BUTT ACTION-ADVENTURE
7/3/2016 7/31/2016 Savvy Authors
Pow! Bam! Thud! Fun stuff for comic strips but potentially cartoonish when it comes to commercial genre fiction. Yet today’s readers—raised on explosive movies and violent video games—often crave the same kind of excitement in a book. So how can a writer deliver action that feels real? Learn how to perfect your techniques with former private detective (yeah, she really did carry a badge and a gun for ten years) and award-winning science fiction romance author Linnea Sinclair, whose novels deliver—according to reviewers: “...riveting, tightly written, edge-of-your-seat tales that pull the reader in from page one, never letting go… Sinclair whips her characters through a story that is as exciting and action- packed as it is passionate… Quirky, offbeat and packed with gritty action, this blistering novel explodes out of the gate and never looks back.” Sinclair will take students through lessons in pacing, word choice, and research that will add “edge-of-your-seat” action to their manuscripts. Sign up and get ready to rumble!
Character Torture 101: Writing Conflict
09/01/2016 - 09/30/2016 – Maryland Romance Writers
Writing Guru Dwight Swain said that it’s the author’s job to manipulate the emotions of the reader. There’s no better way to do this than for the author to put his characters through one roller coaster episode after another, taking the reader along for the ride. But how much conflict, how much character angst is too much? How can an author keep the action from becoming cartoonish? Bantam Spectra author Linnea Sinclair answers those questions and more in this fun and fast-paced (because torturing students is good, too!) workshop that explores the importance of conflict in today’s commercial fiction novels.
INSIDE OUT: Crafting Your Character’s Internal Conflict 11/7/2016 to 11/20/2016 Savvy Authors
It’s the bottom of the iceberg. The fuel for the fire. Internal conflict—that illusive and often ignored element in your character’s GMC. Yet, like fuel, it’s a powerful element in crafting your character and your story, and it will keep your readers turning pages. In this two-work intensive mini-workshop, RITA® award-winning author, Linnea Sinclair, will show you how to dig deeper to unearth your story’s hidden power by writing to this primal force. (A working knowledge of GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict is helpful for this class.)
January 2017: Characterization: Making Strengths and Weaknesses Work for You,
February 1-17, 2017: Pitches & Blurbs and Tag Lines *(mini-workshop),
March 1-17, 2017: Pissing off Editors or how not to get published *(mini-workshop),
April 2017: Character Torture 101: Writing Conflict, Lowcountry Romance Writers,
May 1-17, 2017: The Art Craft and Business of Writing Genre Fiction*(mini-workshop),
June 2017: Head Games: Writing Deep Third POV for Maximum Impact, From The Heart
July 2017: More Than Just Window Dressing: How Secondary Characters Make your
Novel Come Alive,
August 2017: Hook ‘em, Dano: Writing the Grabber Opening Scene, Lowcountry Romance Writers,
September 2017: Character Torture 101: Writing Conflict, http://contemporaryromance.org
October 2017: He Said What? - Writing Double-Duty Dialogue, From The Heart Romance Writers
See her FACEBOOK author page for Linnea’s upcoming events and appearances
PALM BEACH CO FL LIBRARY AUTHOR APPEARANCE (West Boca Branch)
Sun, Dec 04, 2106 at 2:00 pm
18685 State Road 7, Boca Raton, FL 33498
How to Annoy Editors & Not Get Published! with Linnea Sinclair
So many workshops deal with what writers must do to get published. So few detail the mistakes that can be deadly. Award-winning author, Linnea Sinclair interviewed over two dozen acquisition editors, agents and pros in the publishing industry in order to learn what strikes fear in an editor’s heart … and what guarantees a manuscript won’t make it out of the slush pile. (90 min.)
SWFL SPACECON hosted by Nexus9
June 10, 2017, Ft Myers FL http://stwilliams3.wix.com/swflspacecon