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Upcoming Classes Through Savvy Authors
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Head Games: Writing Deep Third 2/1/2016 2/28/2016
HEAD GAMES: WRITING DEEP THIRD POV FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT
Reading is a vicarious experience, right? That means as a writer you need to immerse the reader into the heart, mind and skin of the character, and there’s no better way to do that than Deep Third Point Of View. Deep Third is often likened to First Person POV for its emotional intensity and intimacy factor. But it’s also a sure way to keep readers (and agents and editors!) turning pages. Award-winning Bantam Dell author Linnea Sinclair will take you on a journey through the flavors of Third Person, explain why Deep Third works, show you how and when to use Deep Third, how to know when Deep is Too Deep, and share tips and tricks to keep readers sobbing, giggling, gasping and grabbing… for more of your stories!
Writing Kick-Butt Action Adventure 7/3/2016 7/31/2016
WRITING KICK-BUTT ACTION-ADVENTURE
Pow! Bam! Thud! Fun stuff for comic strips but potentially cartoonish when it comes to commercial genre fiction. Yet today’s readers—raised on explosive movies and violent video games—often crave the same kind of excitement in a book. So how can a writer deliver action that feels real? Learn how to perfect your techniques with former private detective (yeah, she really did carry a badge and a gun for ten years) and award-winning science fiction romance author Linnea Sinclair, whose novels deliver—according to reviewers: “...riveting, tightly written, edge-of-your-seat tales that pull the reader in from page one, never letting go… Sinclair whips her characters through a story that is as exciting and action- packed as it is passionate… Quirky, offbeat and packed with gritty action, this blistering novel explodes out of the gate and never looks back.” Sinclair will take students through lessons in pacing, word choice, and research that will add “edge-of-your-seat” action to their manuscripts. Sign up and get ready to rumble!
Condensed: Character Torture 101 11/7/2016 11/20/2016
CHARACTER TORTURE 101: WRITING CONFLICT
(This is a special two-week intensive version of a normally four-week course). Writing Guru Dwight Swain said that it’s the author’s job to manipulate the emotions of the reader. There’s no better way to do this than for the author to put his characters through one roller coaster episode after another, taking the reader along for the ride. But how much conflict, how much character angst is too much? How can an author keep the action from becoming cartoonish? Bantam Spectra author Linnea Sinclair answers those questions and more in this fun and fast-paced (because torturing students is good, too!) workshop that explores the importance of conflict in today’s commercial fiction novels.
See her FACEBOOK author page for Linnea’s upcoming events and appearances