August Online Class: Using Body Launguage and Vocal Gestures to Create More Believable Characters w/ Bill Edmunds

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Hi everyone! Check out the exciting online classes offered by the
Orange County Chapter of RWA!

”Using Body Language and
Vocal Gestures to Create More Believable Characters
”
with Bill Edmunds
August 10, 2009 – September 5, 2009

Enrollment Information at http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclassAug09.html

COST: $20 for OCC members, $30 for non-members
Enrollment deadline: August 9, 2009
If you have specific questions, email occrwaonlineclass@yahoo.com

ABOUT THE CLASS:

“Show – Don’t tell” –
If you have been in the writing business for any time at all you have likely come upon this phrase. Editors love to use it. But what does it mean? Answering that question will be the focus of this course.

Here’s an example of two exercises we will work on together:

“What Jim said really angered Mary.” How might you convey this scene using only a description of Mary’s body language.

Which one of these two actions would be the least provocative?

“She flipped her hair back off of her shoulder with the back of her hand” or “She swung her head, causing her hair to fall back off of her shoulder.”

You might say that we will learn how to better stir the blood of our readers by creating more believable romance characters through descriptions of body language and vocal gestures. What are vocal gestures? You can find one of them in the sentences above that signals “a lack of commitment.” Did you find it?


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

William I. “Bill” Edmunds, a freelance writer, teacher and frequent speaker, is a retired Police Lieutenant. Starting prior to his retirement from full-time police work, Bill serves as an instructor in advanced interview and interrogation techniques and statement analysis for Behavior Analysis Training Institute (B.A.T.I.) headquartered in Santa Rosa , CA . He has personally participated in the training of more than 11,000 law enforcement professionals, teaching on how to detect deception and get to the truth.

He has served on the staff of the Mount Hermon Writer’s conferences for a number of years and has taught on, “How to Create More Believable Fiction Characters,” at best selling author, Lauraine Snelling’s Advanced Fiction Writers courses.

He has two books currently in print. “All Roads Lead to Zion ,” published by Paracletus Press, (www.RoadstoZion.com) and “Mary’s Lavish Gift,” published by Every Good Gift (www.Everygoodgift.com). He and his wife, Joan, reside, romantically, together in Clearlake , CA .

Enrollment Information at http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclassAug09.html
COST: $20 for OCC members, $30 for non-members
Enrollment deadline: August 9, 2009

Coming in September –

“Plot That Novel YOUR Way”
with Sue Viders and Becky Martinez

It provides explanations of ways to plot and goes into detail on how authors who write by the seat of their pants can use those ways to make their own plotting—or lack of it—easier.

http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclasses.html. Check out our full 2009 list of workshops.

Want to be notified personally two weeks before each class? Be sure
you’re signed up for our Online Class Notices Yahoo Group! Sign up at
the bottom of http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclasses.html or send a blank
email to OCCRWAOnlineClassNotices-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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