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Hi everyone! Check out the exciting online classes offered by the Orange County Chapter of RWA!
“The Lessons of FIREFLY: Learning from the Works of Joss Whedon“ with Jacqui Jacoby
June 14 to July 10, 2010
Enrollment Information at http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclassJune10.html COST: $20 for OCC members, $30 for non-members If you have specific questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Although Joss Whedonâ€™s television show FIREFLY only aired through the fall months of 2002, it has continued to generate followers through word of mouth, DVD sales and an inexhaustible amount of discussion both at conferences and online in writing loops.
FIREFLY, created by the Rod Serling of our generation, was a masterpiece of writing. Each of its thirteen episodes taught character development, dialogue and plotting techniques. Its motion picture sequel, SERENITY, not only touched on these subjects but added relationships, loyalties and loss to itâ€™s repertoire.
In this workshop, Ms. Jacoby will reveal the lessons of FIREFLY. By using class participation and examples from the episodes, she will translate with words what Mr. Whedon was teaching us on screen.
Joss Whedon has reviewed this workshop and has given his permission for it to be offered to The Romance Writers of America.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Jacqui Jacoby is an award winning writer, who has penned nonfiction articles for various RWA Chapter newsletters including The Kiss of Death, The Orange Blossom and The Heartbeat of Denver, as well as RWR Magazine. She has met with such notable authors as Nora Roberts, Suzanne Brockmann and Debbie Macomber. She has done phone interviews with editors and agents and she has conducted e-mail interviews with Sandra Brown and Jayne Ann Krentz, just to name a few.
When asked how she got started in writing, Jacqui Jacoby looks a little confused. â€œActual writing? You mean like pen to paper?â€ she wants to know. â€œNot until about 1989…April in fact. My son was eleven months old, my daughter about three. Iâ€™d been out of school for a year and a half and I was going a little batty. So, finally, I began to write down the stories that had been playing in my head.â€
These days, Jacqui spends five days a week at her computer, creating her stories and writing her articles. â€œThe most fun, though, is the research,â€ she says. â€œIâ€™ve worked with rock bands and spoken to the CIA to get info for books.â€
A graduate of UCLA, Jacqui lives in the Arizona mountains with her husband of twenty three years and their three semi grown children.
Enrollment Information at http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclassJune10.html COST: $20 for OCC members, $30 for non-members
Coming in July 2010â€“ â€œBreak Free from the Slush Pileâ€ with CJ Lyons
Join award-winning medical suspense author CJ Lyons as she explains the secrets to successful pitching, tips to engage an editor or agent through your query letter, and reveals the creation of a high concept.
This will only be a two-week class. COST: $10 for OCC members, $15 for non-members
http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclasses.html. Check out our full list of workshops.
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