Online Workshops

The Northeast Ohio Chapter of RWA is pleased to announce our 2019 Online Workshops. Check back often for updates to the calendar! Upcoming Workshops

June 2019

Dates: June 2-16

Male POV Presented by Sascha Illyvich

Workshop overview:

In this workshop, we’ll break down the eight archetypes a little, give a bit of background on the male mindset and psychology behind it and delve deeper into the wonderful yet confusing male mind.

We’ll explore how his issues affect your plot, why what those issues are is important and how we make him come across. We’ll discuss cross gender writing and author bias, tearing bias down so we can give you new insight into the male mind.

Having done this workshop numerous times in person and on the Internet, I feel it’s become a very well rounded look at the male mind.

“What Men Really Care about” and “The Gay Male Lifestyle” will explore this POV deeper in hopes that I can assist you in writing more convincing gay males. I’ll cover my bias about the stories I’ve read so far later but just know we have more content for you.

What you’ll learn from this class

  • Male Archetypes and how they affect our characters
  • How (il)logical men think and why they act the way they do
  • How to take any male character from any movie/story and modify him to fit your story
  • How to get your man to express his true “self”
  • What men REALLY care about and how to work with that for your characters*
  • A man’s self view*
  • The GAY MALE Viewpoint*
  • The Male Cycle of Emotions and how it compares to the female cycle of emotions
  • A man’s journey in life
  • What men really think

Using character creations sheets (don’t groan!) that have all the relevant information you’ll need, you’ll be able to craft male characters that are just as deep as your female characters. Getting inside the heads of your male characters is the most important aspect of “how to write” them.

Cross gender writing can make or break an author’s career if they cannot portray the opposite gender clearly and accurately. With the growing popularity of M/M romances, it’s becoming increasingly important for males to be portrayed in the proper light! We’ll cover all that here and a lot more!

Presenter Bio:

Sascha, who was proclaimed by the publishing industry as The Bad Boy of Romance, started writing fifteen years ago. His erotic romances have been listed under Night Owl Romance’s and Road to Romance’s Recommended read lists, and he’s been nominated for a CAPA by The Romance Studio.  Recently, Torn to Pieces was a USA TODAY Recommended Read.

Sascha is a trained and experienced public speaker, and enjoys giving talks and teaching, particularly on aspects of romance, erotic romance, and writing.   He was the former host of The Unnamed Romance Show on Radio Dentata, and is fond of doing guest spots and interviews, on both traditional radio and podcasts.

Sascha writes for Assent PublishingRed SageSecret Cravings PublishingSizzler EditionsTotally Bound, and Decadent Publishing.

Find him at http://saschaillyvichauthor.com

Sascha is the Managing Imprint Editor at Ardent Books.

Sascha is Editor for Sizzler Editions Intoxication Erotic Romance line.

Sascha is also part of the WriteSex Panel, a blog group defining erotica for writers in any genre! Find us at http://www.write-sex.com

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Cost for the workshop is $20 (USD). You do not have to be an RWA member or a member 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

REGISTER NOW

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.

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

You can click here to pay for workshops with PayPal

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: NEORWA’s Online Workshops are held in Google Classroom. You will receive an invitation to join the group. 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 or an invitation to join the workshop, contact the NEORWA Workshops Coordinator at neorwaonline@gmail.com 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 Google Classroom, NEORWA will offer the participant the option to receive a refund or enroll 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 may either receive a refund or enroll in another workshop of the participant’s choice.

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