OCC/RWA November Online Class

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

Get It Together – Write Now! Managing the Time to Write with Kimberly Napoli
November 10, 2008 – December 7, 2008

Enrollment Information: http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclassNov08.html

COST: $20 for OCC members, $30 for non-members
Enrollment deadline: November 8, 2008
If you have specific questions, email occrwaonlineclass@yahoo.com


Bad habits are hard to break and great habits are harder to create. During this four-week course we are going to work toward transforming our desire to write into a great habit that’s hard to break.

It’s time to…

* Know what we spend our time doing and how to fit writing into our day.
* Find hidden time and small moments to strengthen our commitment.
* Know what our priorities are and create a writing schedule to reflect them.
* Find the motivation to write on tough days and tired nights.
* Know what distracts us and how to overcome it.
* Find out how technology can lighten our load and weigh us down.
* Know what brings you peace and happiness.
* Find out how to develop a new habit that fits your lifestyle.

It’s time to get it together.


Kimberly Napoli earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Pepperdine University. After graduation she began helping small businesses get organized, creating effective filing systems and analyzing productivity issues. She later saw an opportunity to use what she knew to help her family and settled into their business, where she implemented their Total Quality Management System.

She loved the one-on-one help of organizing and in her spare time helped individuals in their homes create systems and organize spaces to fit their lifestyles. She believes it’s not about micro-managing life but generating a method to make life easier.

When she left her position to start her own family, she saw an opportunity to work on her dream of writing. As a member of the Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America she looked for ways to use her skills to help others on their path to successful writing.

She hopes that together this precarious path will be easier to navigate.

Enrollment Information: http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclassNov08.html
COST: $20 for OCC members, $30 for non-members
Enrollment deadline: November 8, 2008

No online class in December

Coming in January – Add Depth to Your Novel with Mythic Elements with Marcy Weydemuller
Because they encompass timeless motifs, mythic elements can add an extra layer of depth to a novel, whether contemporary, historical, paranormal or fantasy. During this four-week course we’ll examine some metaphoric functions that help build emotional resonance and memory.

For a full class roster, go to http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclasses.html Our 2009 class roster will be added in November 2008.

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

A Yenta’s Guide to Creating, Sustaining, and Overcoming Conflict

November 12 to December 9
(4 weeks)

Instructor: JUDY DUARTE

Class info:Judy Duarte, award winning author of 25 books, will share her methodof creating a compelling hero and heroine who must overcome all oddsto earn the right to fall in love and live happily ever after.

Learn how to handpick the perfect couple and develop backstories thatwill provide a strong, believable conflict. By the end of the class,you can expect to have the beginning of a solid synopsis that willjumpstart your plot.

About the Instructor:
Judy’s first book was released by Silhouette Special Edition in 2002.Since then, her stories have touched the hearts of readers around theworld, winning her a National Reader’s Choice Award in 2005.

Mulberry Park, Judy’s first women’s fiction novel and the book of herheart, will be released in trade size by Kensington in April of 2008.

Enrollment Information:
Cost: OCC members $20 and Nonmembers $30
Enrollment deadline: November 10, 2007

For more infromation, see the website http://occrwa.com/classes_November.htm or e-mail online class moderator Lori Pyne at luv2write@gmail.com

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