You might even have a synopsis. Youâ€™ve written what you think are three terrific opening chapters. Now what? Youâ€™ve realized a five, ten, twenty page synopsis isnâ€™t helping you write the book. Itâ€™s dawned on you that sitting down every day and hammering out another scene, and then another, and another after that isnâ€™t for the faint of heart. You have no idea how to keep that story rolling, those pages turning, that energy going. Overwhelmed, youâ€™re stymied.
Best selling, award winning author, Jill Marie Landis, will show you how to increase your productivity, tighten each scene for the most impact, and make your scenes come alive with action and emotion in her â€œAnd Then What Happened? Scene, Sequel and More Workshop.â€
About the Instructor:
Jill Marie Landis’s work has earned distinguished awards and slots on such national bestseller lists as USA Today’s Top 50, the New York Times’ Bestsellers Plus and RWA’s distinguished Honor Roll.; SUMMER MOON, her first hardcover, was chosen by Library Journal as one of the Top Five Romance Fiction Novels of 2001. The winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA award, Jill Marie has had seven of her twenty novels in the Rita Finals.
After penning fourteen historical romances, her debut contemporary novel, LOVER’S LANE, published by Ballantine Books, launched Jill Marie’s Twilight Cove Series set in a fictional northern California beach town. The second book in the series, HEAT WAVE, garnered a number of “perfect 10” reviews while HEARTBREAK HOTEL, the third book of the trilogy, was chosen by “Booklist” as one of the Top Ten Romances of 2005 as well as earning her another Library Journal Top Five Romance Novels recognition in 2005. Jill has just completed her first single title Inspirational historical novel for Harlequin’s Steeple Hill Books. Entitled HOMECOMING, it will be published in August 2008.
COST: $20 for OCC members $30 for non-members
Enrollment deadline: September 8, 2007
For more information see the website or email moderator Marianne Donley at MHDonley@aol.com