This January, USA Today bestselling author Mary Buckham will be joining SRW via projected teleconference to present two of her well-known writing workshops.
Active Settings for All Fiction Genres
Give your setting an active role in your story. Use Deep POV to spin boring descriptions into engaging prose. Find out if you’re writing passive or active setting and if you are maximizing the setting possibilities in YOUR story. Also discover:
- How does setting impact your story?
- What is the difference between active and passive setting?
- What exactly is setting in a story?
- How can setting show characterization?
- How can setting impact your conflict…both internal and external?
- What does a reader need from a setting vs. what they don’t need?
WRITING ACTIVE HOOKS or
How Many Hooks Are Enough?
Whether you’re a plotter or a pantster (seat-of-pants writer), the simplest way to avoid a sagging middle is to understand how to continually build hooks into your story. So how many hooks are enough and where should you use them? Knowing the answer to that question can be the difference between a compelling story and one that drags.
- Which types of hooks work best in different genres?
- Which are the 5 most universal hooks and why.
- What exactly is a hook and how do they work?
- Where should you place your hooks in a manuscript?
Based on Mary’s best-selling book series: WRITING ACTIVE HOOKS Book 1 and 2.
About Mary Buckham
USA Today bestselling author Mary Buckham writes the Amazon best selling WRITING ACTIVE series for writers – WRITING ACTIVE SETTING and WRITING ACTIVE HOOKS. She is also the co-author of BREAK INTO FICTION with NYT author Dianna Love and has taught online and live writing workshops to writers of all genres around the US and Canada. Her next non-fiction release: A Writer’s Guide to Active Setting: How to Enhance Your Fiction with More Descriptive, Dynamic Settings published by Writer’s Digest will be released in January, 2016.
Mary doesn’t just teach writers though, she practices what she preaches, writing Urban Fantasy w/attitude. Love romance, danger & kick-ass heroines? Find it in her Alex Noziak or Kelly McAllister series! Her Sci-Fi, Adventure YA novels are co-authored with Dianna Love under the pen name Micah Caida.
Meeting fee of $25 members $30 guests and walk-ins includes a single-entree buffet lunch. Please let us know you’re coming by reserving on our payments page or by emailing reservations@tucsonRWA.org no later than 8 am Wednesday before the meeting.