Please join the Tucson RWA for a look at writing characters that are different on April 22, 2017 at the Viscount Suites Hotel in Tucson, Arizona. Guests welcome!
Your characters can represent the essential beauty of the romance world–including its diversity. Crafting demographically different characters means more than just avoiding cliches. In this class we’ll explore in-depth techniques for constructing living, breathing, sympathetic “Others” that won’t make your readers cringe. Through exercises, lectures, and class discussions, we’ll cover the difference between stereotypes and tropes, and expand your vocabulary for describing the “Other.”
This renowned workshop is the basis for the classic text Writing the Other: A Practical Approach. In it, authors and editors Nisi Shawl and K Tempest Bradford teach students to write sensitively and convincingly about characters of diverse backgrounds. Appropriate for all fiction writers from all backgrounds and any skill level, this seminar combines lectures, discussions, and writing exercises in a safe, supportive atmosphere.
Story Mastery Workshop
During this special, all-day seminar (9 a.m. until 4 p.m.), Michael Hauge will present his unique approach to creating compelling stories for film and fiction.
Drawing on his decades as a Hollywood script consultant, author and lecturer, he will show the most powerful methods for eliciting emotion in your readers and audiences through story concept, plot structure, character development and theme.
Michael will then reveal his proven method for getting the people in power to read your manuscript.
You will learn:
- The primary goal of all story
- Turning plot structure from a complicated concept into a simple, powerful tool you can easily apply to every story
- The power of desire, need, longing and destiny
- The essential conflict all characters must face
- Novel structure vs. movie structure
- The single key to creating character arc and theme
- The secret to creating unique, believable and fulfilling love stories
- The single biggest mistake writers when pitching their work
- The key components of a powerful pitch
If you want to elevate your novels to the highest possible level, this event is a must.
The entrance fee for this event is tiered.
For Tucson RWA members: $100
For RWA members (not Tucson chapter): $125
All other guests: $150