November Online Workshop: “”Heightening Conflict Through the Fatal Flaw & Shadow” with Connie Flynn

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

“Heightening Conflict Through the Fatal Flaw & Shadow”
with Connie Flynn
November 16, 2009 – December 12, 2009

Enrollment Information at $20 for OCC members, $30 for non-members
If you have specific questions, email

Three-dimensional characters need to evolve as your story unfolds. Troubles often arise when writers try to create characters who continually reveal new layers. Learn how the “triangle” technique can unveil your character’s suppressed or shadow traits, which will emerge as the character struggles to overcome a deeply hidden flaw. It is the overcoming of this flaw that creates dynamic action, both external and internal.
The class will help you
• Identify your character’s surface traits
• Find the corresponding shadows
• Match those to plausible “fatal flaws”
• Add natural traits that build tension
• Increase internal and external conflict
• Use plot points to ignite character change

Connie Flynn teaches popular fiction writing at Phoenix College and, periodically for Arizona State University’s Piper Writing Center. She has written award-winning paranormal romances for Penguin and has recently expanded to mysteries and has completed two novels and one script, and also a short story, which was published by Red Coyote Press.
Enrollment Information at
COST: $20 for OCC members, $30 for non-members

Coming in January 2010–
“The Purpose Driven Scene” with Lynn Kerstan
This workshop focuses on how to develop a scene that is chock-full of character development, conflict, emotion, and for the reader- a vivid sense of “being there.” Check out our full list of workshops.

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