Monday, July 30, 2012

Only TWO WEEKS To Go...

...until I get to swap out my "writer" hat for my "writing-teacher" hat! I am SO excited to be able to share some of what I've learned and some of what readers and reviewers have commented on WHY they read the Guardians of Light series. I taiught this class a couple of summers ago for Savvy Authors, and it's nice to update from using examples from Hedda's Sword to using examples from Riever's Heart!<LOL> So people won't be getting exactly the same class. We constantly evolve and change as people & as writers--stands to reason our writing must change as well!

I'm teaching a class for the online FFP (Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal) chapter of RWA (Romance Writers of America) from August 13-19, 2012 entitled
DEEP POV, Pseudo-1st Person: The Art & Craft of "Skinwalking" -- Presented by Renee Wildes
which is Characterization Meets World-Building

What:DEEP POV, Pseudo-1st Person: The Art & Craft of "Skinwalking" -- Presented by Renee W

Skinwalking becomes putting on your character like a shroud. When you write in that character, you ARE that character, at almost a microscopic level. You find out everything about that character, like someone in witness protection or an undercover cop. You know that person so well, you ARE that person. 24/7/365. Almost to the point when a phone call comes in at work you answer "Good morning, this is Maleta, your avenging assassin nun. How may I help you today?" * Intro/Getting to Know You * Lecture 1 - Thoughts on Characterization in general: How are characters the same and different from real people? * Lecture 2 - Setting A Character's Parameters: How are characters influenced by their world? * Lecture 3 - Incorporating the Senses from Character's POV: How do characters experience/view their world? * Lecture 4 - Those little "TELLING" words: Getting closer POV * Lecture 5 - Quick Tips: A set of 8 ideas to put Skinwalking into play * Lecture 6 - Putting It All Together: How to tell a story from a character's unique perspective * Farewell/Feedback - What we've learned 

Where:FFnP Forum/ Loop

When:August 13, 2012 through August 19, 2012

Registration Costs:
This workshop will be conducted via a Yahoo! email loop. Email invitations will be sent 48 hours prior to the beginning of the workshop. Just register for the workshop and complete the payment process via PayPal. The cost is $10.00 for FFnP members and $15.00 for non-FFnP members. Payment is due at the time of registration. Refunds / credits are determined on a case by case basis. If a class should be canceled, then participants have a choice of a credit to be applied to a future workshop or a refund.

Speaker Information:
 Renee Wildes is a fantasy romance author in Wisconsin who writes the Guardians of Light series for Samhain Publishing (Duality, Hedda's Sword, Lycan Tides, Dust of Dreams & Riever's Heart). Her Awards include 2008 & 2009 Ecataromance Reviewer's Choice Awards, 2010 WisRWA Write Touch Reader's Award Runner Up (to Pamela Palmer), 2010 Love Romances & More Best Sci Fi/Fantasy Runner Up (reader's poll), and 2010 & 2011 EPIC Finalist in Fantasy Romance (non-erotic). She's consistently garnered 5-star reviews from LASR, Ecataromance, Bitten By Books, Howling Good Books, & Coffee Time Romance

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