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Getting it Right: Fight Scenes & Donâ€™t Blame the Gun, Blame the Writer
OCC/RWA Chapter Meeting: Saturday, June 9, 2012
Doors open @ 9 a.m.
Ask-an-Author: Susan Squires
Author First Chapter Critique:
â€œCREATING REALISTIC FIGHTING OR SELF-DEFENSE SCENESâ€
Debra Holland, Ph.D., psychotherapist and second degree black belt in Goju Shin Ryu karate, will take you through different types of physical fight scenes. Participants will learn some basic self-defense skills through more advanced techniques, including knife fighting.
Debra will bring equipment and some other male black belts from her dojo, American Martial Arts Academy in Fullerton. If time permits, some authors will have a chance to choreograph their scenes, using the Debra and her assistant black belts as the bad guys.
â€œDONâ€™T BLAME THE GUN, BLAME THE WRITERâ€
Learn how to do it right, and write about weapons correctly. A quick overview/study of common gun misconceptions.
Retired Air Force and former weapons instructor for the military, and current board member for Friends of the NRA LA Chapter. Kee also is a member of the FBIâ€™s LA Office InfraGard Program and steering committee member for the State of Californiaâ€™s Regional Southern California High Tech Task Force. He also serves as a board member for the Los Angeles Chapters Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers.
â€œSome Like it Hotter: Writing the Erotic Romanceâ€
Join Lyndi Lamont for tips on writing erotica and erotic romance, including writing for readers of BDSM and GLBT stories, and what markets are open to submissions.
Lyndi sold her first romance novel in 1997 to Kensington Precious Gems. Since then she has written historical and Regency romance for Amber Quill Press. In 2004, she wrote Painting Penelope, her first erotic story for Amber Heat. Since then she has written another seventeen erotic romance stories and novellas, including male/male erotica, for Amber Heat and Amber Allure.