The Northeast Ohio Chapter of RWA is pleased to announce our 2017 Online Workshops. Check back often for updates to the calendar! Upcoming Workshops
Crafting Likable Characters
Presenter: Shannon Donnelly
Dates: July 3-31
If you have a choice, are you going to spend the evening with folks you like or with people who make you grind your teeth? Do readers want more of your characters, or to get away from the as fast as possible? Likeable characters are key to a series, and vital in any romance. And you can learn how to craft them.
This four week workshop covers:
- What makes for a Likeable Character
- Mad Skills and Plausibility
- Using Understanding and Reader Sympathy
- Think Like An Actor—Quirks and Habits
- Using Humor and Self Awareness
- When to use Description; When to use Action
- The Good Bad Guy and Bad Good Guy
- Twisting Cliches
Examples will be used both from popular fiction, TV shows and movies. Exercises will be used to see if you’re presenting your characters in a way that pulls the reader in to the story.
About the Presenter:
Shannon Donnelly’s writing has won numerous awards, including a nomination for Romance Writer’s of America’s RITA award, the Grand Prize in the “Minute Maid Sensational Romance Writer” contest, judged by Nora Roberts, and others. Her writing has repeatedly earned 4½ Star Top Pick reviews from Romantic Times magazine, as well as praise from Booklist and other reviewers, who note: “simply superb”…”wonderfully uplifting”….and “beautifully written.”
In addition to her Regency romances, she is the author of the Mackenzie Solomon, Demon/Warders Urban Fantasy series, Burn Baby Burn and Riding in on a Burning Tire, and the SF/Paranormal, Edge Walkers. Her work has been on the top seller list of Amazon.com and includes the Historical romances, The Cardros Ruby and Paths of Desire. And Lady Chance, her latest Regency in the Ladies in Distress series, has been awarded the Indie BRAG Medallion.
She is the author of several young adult horror stories, and has also written computer games and offers editing and writing workshops. She lives in New Mexico with two horses, two donkeys, two dogs, and the one love of her life. Shannon can be found online at shannondonnelly.com, facebook.com/sdwriter, and twitter/sdwriter.
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.