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ABOUT THE CLASS:
Could you use a romance writer’s go-to-gal for muse disorders? If so, stop looking ’cause you found her. I’m D. D. Scott, an agented, romantic comedy writer and a muse therapist in the making.
Muse Therapy – D. D. Scott style – is all about injecting life into tired and/or stressed out muses. I’ll give writers fun and fabulous tools to analyze their muses’ funks, reign in their creative divas and up their page counts.
Discover what makes your muses tick. What ticks them off. And what makes them dance like nobody’s watching.
We’ll name your muses and host a very special meet-and-greet just for them, then dig deep into their psyches by examining “muse disorders” such as:
** Unleashing Your Inner Sybil ** Writing Bi-Polar: I Suck vs. I’m a Genius ** What Do You Mean I’m Neurotic? No, I’m Not. Well, Not Exactly. But Okay…There Are Times When. Like You Need To Know That. Anyway, I Was Thinking, My Jeep Is Red ** Rorschach For Writers: I See Dead Lines ** Stimulants: When Coffee, Chocolate, and Martinis Aren’t Enough
Once we recognize, acknowledge and accept your muses’ afflictions, we’ll find terrific tricks and “trips” to treat our word witches.
So if your muse is in need of a tune-up, grab a comfy couch or chair and put up your feet. You’re in the right session. Weâ€™ll be â€œin therapyâ€ together for four weeks. I’ll provide fabulous hand-outs and super-cool tchotchkes for all participants. Youâ€™ll have a terrific time conquering your creative divas and taking back the crown of your personal Muse-ville kingdom.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
D. D. Scottâ€™s romantic comedies are all about sexy, sassy, smart, career-driven women and the men who complete them. They’re a bit chick lit with a gone-country twist. Sheâ€™s agented, and her series BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS – think Sex and The City meets Urban Cowboy – is under consideration by several NY publishers.
She writes stories with big hearts and a bunch of sass. Once a small town newspaper crime reporter and now a HarperCollins Publishing Returns Center Executive Assistant, she’s learned great fiction comes from the street as well as which jacket covers meet early deaths.
She’s a member of Indiana RWA as well as RWA’s Chick Lit Writers of the World Chapter and ScriptScene RWA. She’s been featured in both Indiana RWA’s and ScriptScene’s chapter newsletters and been a guest blogger on Romance Writers on the Journey. She is linked to on Romancing the Blog and also has an active blog of her own on her website at www.DDScott.com.
Currently, she’s driving her darling hubby nuts waiting to hear whether or not she’ll be providing Muse Therapy for the 2010 RT BookLovers’ Convention in Columbus OH and for RWR in an article-based Muse Therapy series.
For updates on her books, her sexy, sassy, smart neurotic writerâ€™s life blog, and for a schedule of future muse therapy sessions, visit her website www.DDScott.com. While there, sign-up for her mailing list for chances to win fabulous tchotchkes.
â€œHeightening Conflict Through the Fatal Flaw and Shadowâ€ with Connie Flynn
This class will help you: – Identify your characterâ€™s surface traits, find the corresponding shadows, match those plausible fatal flaws, add natural traits that build tension, increase internal and external conflict, and use plot points to ignite character change. http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclasses.html. Check out our full 2009 list of workshops.
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