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Worldbuilding: You’ve Got the Whole World in Your Hands

March 19, 2023 by in category Ages 2 Perfection Online Class, Online Classes, Writing tagged as , ,

Presented by: Caridad Pineiro

Date: April 22, 2023, Saturday, 9AM PDT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12 Noon ET

Registration Closes: April 23, 2023

Pricing:  A2P Member fee: $5

Non-A2P Member fee: $10

About the Workshop:

Whether you are writing a contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, or science fiction novel, the world in which you place your heroine is one that is different from the ordinary world of the reader. Because of this, it is essential that you establish the norms of your world and stick to them to create a sense of realism for the reader. In this workshop, Caridad will explore ways in which you can build your world and teach you why “You’ve got the whole world in your hands!”

About the Presenter:

Caridad Pineiro is a transplanted Long Island girl who has fallen in love with the Jersey Shore. When Caridad isn’t taking long strolls along the boardwalk, she’s also a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author with over a million romance novels sold worldwide. Caridad is passionate about writing and helping others explore and develop their skills as writers. She is a founding member of the Liberty States Fiction Writers and has presented workshops at the RT Book Club Convention, Romance Writers of America National Conference as well as various writing organizations throughout the country. You can connect with Caridad at www.caridad.com.


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A Fiction Writer’s Secret Weapon: Show, Don’t Tell

March 17, 2023 by in category Ages 2 Perfection Online Class, Online Classes tagged as , ,

Presented by: Leslie J. Hall

Date: April 10 – 21, 2023 (two weeks)

Registration Closes: April 18, 2023

Pricing:  A2P Member fee: $15

Non-A2P Member fee: $25 

About the Workshop:

Most writers have heard the advice, Show, Don’t Tell. But what does it really mean and how do we use it in our stories? In this workshop, we will review the meaning of Show, Don’t Tell and discuss how this tool helps us connect with readers in a deeper way. We’ll discuss what ‘tell’ looks like and how to change it to ‘show’ using point of view and setting. We’ll look at Show, Don’t Tell in terms of character and character reactions. Great for any level of writer in any genre who wants their stories to be tighter and more impactful.
Workshop Goals:
• Understand what the phrase means for your story
• Learn to identify ‘telling’ prose
• Know how to convert ‘telling’ to ‘showing’
• How to use point of view to heighten Show, Don’t Tell
When it is okay to tell

About the Presenter:

Leslie J. Hall the author of the Kaitlyn Willis Road Signs mysteries, a humorous, PG-rated, amateur sleuth series starring a NW code enforcement officer. She also writes women’s fiction and in training to become a book coach. Leslie loves to speak, teach, and share her passion for writing with others.

When not writing, Leslie volunteers for writer-related events, leads Write Night (a weekly virtual facilitated critique group), teaches beginning writing at community colleges in continuing ed, laughs as much as possible, and when not doing all of that, hangs out at the beach whenever possible.

She lives in Bremerton, WA with her husband and her pandemic rescue cat, Mia. Learn more about Leslie’s writing and her classes at www.lesliejhall.com

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