The Northeast Ohio Chapter of RWA is pleased to announce our 2019 Online Workshops. Check back often for updates to the calendar! Upcoming Workshops
Deep POV–Going Deep and Staying There
Presenter: Suzanne Johnson
Dates: February 4-28
About the Workshop
It doesn’t matter if you write first-person narrative or third-person with multiple viewpoint characters—getting deep inside a POV character’s head is the key to writing stories that grab readers by the ba…uh…heartstrings, no matter what genre you’re writing. In this workshop, each participant will have a chance to examine the different genre expectations of POV, look at the pros and cons of each POV technique, and then take his or her own work-in-progress, a finished work, or a favorite published work and deconstruct it to take the POV deep and keep it there. Each workshop participant will receive personal feedback through a series of weekly assignments.
- Lesson 1: POV–One of the Most Important Decisions You’ll Make
- Lesson 2: POV and Genre (and a few words about head-hopping)
- Lesson 3: Options, Pros, and Cons
- Lesson 4: Hands-On Tips and Tricks to Deepen POV—Part 1 of 6
- Lesson 5: Hands-On Tips and Tricks—Setting and Narrative, Part 2 of 6
- Lesson 6: Hands-On Tips and Tricks—Action, Part 3 of 6
- Lesson 7: Hands-On Tips and Tricks—Visceral Reactions, Part 4 of 6
- Lesson 8: Hands-On Tips and Tricks—Dialogue, Part 5 of 6
- Lesson 9: Hands-On Tips and Tricks—Internal Dialogue, Part 6 of 6
- Lesson 10: Third-Person Multiple POV (three or more POVs)
- Lesson 11: POV Hodgepodge and Wrap up
Suzanne Johnson writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense from Auburn, Alabama. She realized her dream of becoming a full-time author in April after finally leaving a career in educational publishing that has spanned five states and six universities. She grew up halfway between the Bear Bryant Museum and Elvis’ birthplace and lived in New Orleans for fifteen years, including a firsthand introduction to Hurricane Katrina, so she has a highly refined sense of the absurd and an ingrained love of SEC football and fried gator on a stick. As Suzanne Johnson, she writes the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series for Tor Books and other urban fantasy novellas and shorts. As Susannah Sandlin, she writes paranormal romance and romantic suspense for Montlake Romance, including the award-winning Penton Legacy paranormal series, Collectors romantic thriller series, and Wilds of the Bayou romantic suspense series.
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Cost for the workshop is $20 (USD). You do not have to be an RWA member or a members of NEORWA to take our workshops!
REGISTRATION CUT-OFF IS THE DAY BEFORE THE WORKSHOP STARTS
The registration deadline is the day before the workshop starts. To register and pay scroll down and fill out the registration form near the end of this page then follow the payment instructions. Once registered, you will be subscribed to the workshop loop prior to and for the duration of the class.
For more information, please email the workshops coordinator If you are using a web email and the link doesn’t work for you, send the email to neorwaonline at gmail dot com
ABOUT NEORWA’S ONLINE WORKSHOPS:
Admission to the workshop depends on receipt of this form and payment fee before the cut-off date for the workshop chosen. If the fee is received after the cut-off date, the fee can be applied to another workshop of your choosing.
Note: You will receive an invitation to join the group from Yahoo! Groups. You must reply to it in order to take the course. The invitation is good for seven (7) days only. PLEASE check your spam filter for the invitation so you don’t miss anything in the workshop! There are no refunds if you fail to enroll yourself once being offered the invitation.
Upon receipt of your payment and registration form, you will receive an email confirming you have been registered for the workshop. If you do not receive a confirmation email, contact the NEORWA Workshops Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org before the workshop begins.
NEORWA REFUND POLICY
Registration fees will be refunded only in the event the workshop is canceled. All payments for a workshop must be received by the registration cut-off date. No refund will be given for withdrawing from a workshop. In the event the instructor cancels a workshop or there are technical difficulties with the list provider (Yahoo!), NEORWA will offer the participant the option of receiving a refund or enrollment in another workshop of the participant’s choice.
If a workshop does not have 10 students enrolled by the cut-off date, the workshop may be canceled, and the participant can either receive a refund or be enrolled in another workshop of the participant’s choice.
If you have questions or difficulties with your registration EMAIL the Online Workshops Coordinator (neorwaonline AT gmail DOT com) — list the title of the workshop in the subject line.
We want to make it easy for you to pay for your class. Paying by PayPal is the quickest way to finish the process of getting into a class.
Or, you can mail your personal check made payable to NEORWA to our PO Box at:
PO Box 360980
Strongsville, OH 44136
‘If you mail a check, please do NOT include your registration form with the check. You can put the workshop title in the memo line of your check so we know to apply the fees to your registration. The registrant information must be emailed to the Online Workshops Coordinator in order for you to be registered!!‘
Note: Your payment is due on/before the registration deadline for your selected workshop.