Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I Confess



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I CONFESS!


Heart of Dixie RWA Presents "I Confess!: Writing for the Confessions and Romance Magazines"

INSTRUCTOR: Sunny Cole

DATES: February 12 – 23, 2007

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 9, 2007

FEE: $15

PAYMENT METHOD: PAYPAL or snail mail (follow instructions on the Heart of Dixie website listed below). It is imperative you provide a working email address and disable any spam filtering that might interfere with receiving Yahoo group invitations.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email the Online Class Coordinator at mpuett@bellsouth.net

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
The class will cover the short story format and how to start at the optimum moment with the most action, how to write the necessary hook and create the best first line and paragraph, developing the plot so all threads are tied up by the end of the story, realistic dialogue and internal dialogue and knowing when to end the story.

The two-week class will include the following instructional segments with class assignments:
1 Basics for writing the short form as they apply to writing confessions: Cinderella Goes To The Ball
2 Hooks – Wow ‘Em: Cinde’s Best Feature, or Know How to Make An Entrance
3 Set-Up: Capture Their Attention, Then Know How to Make An Exit
4 Flashbacks: It all started when Cinde was poor and dirty…
5 Dramatic Pivotal Moment: Cinde’s Life Changes Dramatically
6 Dialogue & Tags: Talk Dirty To Me Without Actually Talking Dirty
7 Various lengths of stories: Size Does Matter
8 Alternative Story Arcs
9 Quickies: Learn How to Flirt

Attendees will turn in their stories to the instructor who will select several to be critiqued in an open but anonymous forum, sharing thoughts and ideas to help each other create a better story.


Files will be available containing submission guidelines for the major confessions and romance magazines.

The course is conducted via online discussion at Yahoo Groups. After receipt of payment, an invitation to join the Yahoo loop will be sent via email. The workshop loop will be available for one week after the end date to allow downloading of class lessons and submission guidelines files.

INSTRUCTOR BIO:

Sunny Cole is one of many pseudonyms for a multi-published, multi-genre author. She has published over 50 short stories and confessions, was a contributor to two non-fiction books and has published 12 novels and novellas. A Midwesterner, she loves to travel, sketch, delve into mysteries and true crimes, and putter about with herbs and flowers when she isn't chained to her computer. She's happiest when petting her rescued canines or chatting with her son, her biggest supporter, and when she's eyebrow deep in writing or meeting fans.

She’s a former college English instructor and high school band director, but now she spends her time writing about spirited women who dare bend the rules in order to carve out the lives they want.

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