Sunday, January 22, 2012

FF&P February Workshops

BDSM for Writers: Characterization and Scene Analysis -- Presented by Dr. Charley Ferrer
Starting with the knowledge you've gained in BDSM FOR WRITERS: BEGINNER and BDSM FOR WRITERS: ADVANCED, this critique-only workshop will address characters and BDSM scenes in your book

When:  February 6, 2012 through February 26, 2012

Breaking Things Down Into Threes -- Presented by Beth Daniels
You’re a Pantser and you like things that way. And yet, it sure would be handy to have some sort of plan in mind so that you can write faster and more efficiently, right?

When:  February 6, 2012 through February 26, 2012

Inside the Criminal Mind -- Presented by Lucinda Schroeder
This fascinating class shows writers how to mix true crime stories with fiction writing craft. The result is writing that is realistic yet highly engaging. Students will learn how to create criminal characters that live quietly within the common fabric of society until they pull a trigger, grab a knife or concoct a poison.

When:  February 6, 2012 through March 4, 2012

Lining Up the Bones: Crafting Your Paranormal -- Presented by Angie Fox
What will it take to sell your paranormal? From dynamic hooks, to compelling characters, sizzling sexual tension to creative world building, we'll explore the elements you need to make your paranormal stand out in an increasingly crowded market.

When: February 6, 2012 through February 19, 2012

Professional Manuscript Formatting: Make It Easy For Editors To Say Yes -- Presented by Lauri Blasch
Have you’ve ever had a submission package rejected and honestly not known why? If your query letter, synopsis, and manuscript were polished and in really excellent shape, the culprit could be your formatting, not your story.

When:  February 6, 2012 through February 26, 2012

Scene CPR: Breathing Life into Ailing Scenes with Scene Goals, Disasters & Sequels – Presented by Laurin Wittig
This class will show you a simple but powerful way to turn your ailing scene into a robust part of your story with scene goals and disasters. She will also teach you the power of the four stage sequel and how to combine it with your scenes to create a story that keeps your readers turning the pages long into the night.

When:  February 6, 2012 through March 4, 2012

Agents and Editors: We Don't Bite...Much -- Presented by Lynn Price
Filling a gap that exists in today's writing reference manuals and writer's conferences, this two-week online course offers a unique look at the publishing business and the submission process from the agent's/editor's viewpoint. This one-stop-shopping class also will provide a thorough breakdown of the elements that go into a cover letter, synopsis, biography, and promotion plan.

When:  February 13, 2012 through February 26, 2012

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