FLORIDA ROMANCE WRITERS PRESENTS: How to Make Your Book a Page Turner with Alison McMahon
SESSION 1 (September 9, 2017, 1-4 pm): Characters, Character Traits, Character Arc
SESSION 2 (October 14, 2017, 1-4 pm): Deep Point of View and Psychic distance
SESSION 3 (November 11, 2017, 1-4 pm): Rhythm and Pacing (Hooks, Cliffhangers, and Motivation Reaction Units).
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Presenter: Alison McMahon, Ph.D. is the president of Homunculus Productions which produces industrial, educational, and documentary films. She is an award-winning author of mysteries, nonfiction, and YA novels as well as short stories. www.alisonmcmahon. com
Some writers are born with more talent than others, but all writers have to learn our craft. Our challenge is to find out what elements of craft we need to know starting out. This course will show you the techniques that make your book a page-turner: hooks, cliffhangers, motivation-reaction units, deep point of view (POV), and rhythm and pacing. Homework each week will include finding examples of different techniques in published works, and submitting examples from your own works in progress. Each class sessions will take place after the FRW monthly meeting. There will be a break for a brown bag lunch.
Fee: $15 per session for non-members or $50 for the series. For members, $10 for one meeting or $30 for the series. Lunch is provided for members who attend the regular meeting and stay for the class.
Janet Franks Little