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COFFIN is the acronym for the online workshop program, College of Felony and Intrigue, through RWA Kiss of Death. The four-week classes are 100% online via an email loop and open to anyone.
Killer Instincts: Website Tips and Tricks
What if I told you that managing your website – and having it work for you - is a task you can understand? In "Website Tips & Tricks" we are going to cover some straightforward topics that will make a difference in how your website works for you. Information will be handed out in straightforward lessons throughout May. Unlimited questions encouraged.Instructor Bio:
Barb Drozdowich started teaching in 1986 and hasn't looked back. Since 2010 she has taught authors and bloggers technical subjects in an easy to understand, non-technical way. She delights in taking complex subjects and breaking them down so that the average person can understand.
She can be found on her author site (http://barbdrozdowich.com), her business site (http://bakerviewconsulting.com) or her course site (http://authorstechschool.com) Her Amazon page can be found here: http://amazon.com/author/barbdrozdowichMurderOne: Enterprise in Prison
With over two million people incarcerated in the United States, what do they do to fill their days? Michael Beedy will detail the legitimate ways some of the men and women participate in activities to get a high school diploma or learn a trade. And the illegitimate ways some earn power, respect, and a whole lot of money while incarcerated. So, when the antagonist in your next novel gets locked up, you'll know what they'll be facing, or participating in while they are locked away.
Michael Beedy has worked in the law enforcement profession for more than 10 years and is a security lieutenant for the Department of Corrections. Michael holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a minor in Sociology from Coker College as well as a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. In addition to his law enforcement training position, Michael is also an Adjunct Criminal Justice Instructor for Bryant and Stratton College Online out of Orchard Park (outside of Buffalo) New York. He is working on completing this first mystery thriller novel.
Go Here To View More Upcoming COFFIN Workshops: https://rwakissofdeath.org/coffin
Make Your Own Book Trailer
Instructor: Tracee Garner
Dates: May 6-31, 2019
PRICE: $20 YRW members/$25 non-members
Lesson 1 - What are the most important parts of the story to convey in the time allowed. Storyboarding your trailer or author interview. Time management, how long should you strive for and when do you lose potential readers/fans. (Storyboard handout provided)
Lesson 2 - Finding, editing (if needed) and selecting the right photos, how to easily alter a photo you love but is not quite fitting just right, careful considerations for free photos, tips for taking your own and where to get appropriate music to suit your story, carry the right emotions you desire to evoke in viewers and ensuring music fits the text you've created
Lesson 3 - Arranging your photos in a way to test them out and tweak the flow before you explore best video tools and finalize your story segments/text
Lesson 4 - Choosing and working with the right video tool to suit your needs and your knowledge - will overview pros and cons of Ripl, Youtube Studio Creator and Animoto (students should set up free versions of one or more of these accounts)
Lesson 5 - Pulling it all together (resource handout)
Lesson 6 - Common issues with these audio / visual tools and how to avoid pitfalls. Where to place your videos and how to increase engagement and viewers and what else can you use your video for?
For more information or to register: https://www.yosemiteromancewriters.com/workshops
About Tracee Garner:
Tracee Lydia Garner is a best-selling and award-winning author. She is a dynamic speaker and engaging presenter with a wealth of knowledge and resources. She writes fiction and nonfiction hoping to uplift, inspire as well as educate readers through her tales of hope, love and overcoming adversity. A northern Virginia native, Tracee makes her home in a suburb just outside of the Washington, DC metropolitan area and loves writing, reading and teaching all about marketing and publishing. As a person with a disability, Tracee has been an advocate for over twenty years and maintains a day job currently as a case manager in DC at a small nonprofit organization. Tracee Lydia Garner has done workshops for the RWA National conference on disability topics, diversity, as well for her local DC chapter of RWA where she is involved and has been the editor/agent coordinator for three years. Tracee also taught How to Write the Novel, Romance Novel Writing and the Self Publishing Boot Camp within her almamater's workforce development section of the college's offerings for almost 14 years.
HCRW Writing Conflict Hurts with Melinda Curtis
Writing Conflict Hurts -- not just because it makes your characters suffer, but also because it's painful to create and carry through on a page. However, conflict drives story and holds an editor's attention, which means it sells books. Conflict also entices readers to turn the page, which helps create a satisfying experience (plus repeat purchases). Bring a story idea to this interactive course and learn how to build, refine or edit your stories by creating compelling conflict and stronger plots, one element at a time.
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May Workshop: Writing Conflict Hurts with Melinda Curtis
Instructor: Melinda Curtis
Cost: $40 non-members/$35 HCRW members
Description: Writing Conflict Hurts -- not just because it makes your characters suffer, but also because it's painful to create and carry through on a page. However, conflict drives story and holds an editor's attention, which means it sells books. Conflict also entices readers to turn the page, which helps create a satisfying experience (plus repeat purchases). Bring a story idea to this interactive course and learn how to build, refine or edit your stories by creating compelling conflict and stronger plots, one element at a time.
* Developing story goals that are hindered by conflict
* How to deepen character and create emotionally satisfying reads
* Better understanding of internal and external conflict
* The "bumpers" that keep your characters acting consistently
* Conflict that catches the attention of editors and agents
* Summarizing and presenting your finished or developing story
Instructor Bio: Melinda Curtis, an award-winning USA Today bestseller of over 35 romances, is a writing craft geek. Before turning to writing as a career, she worked with a cultural anthropologist and a marketing psychologist on how to create more compelling packaging at the shelf. One class short of a psychology minor, Melinda believes that "knowing more about what makes people tick can add depth to your writing."
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