Tag: Nora Roberts

Home > ArchivesTag: Nora Roberts

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Loo in Atlanta by Jina Bacarr

July 11, 2013 by in category Archives tagged as , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No girl forgets her first.

As in her first RWA conference. Mine was Atlanta 2006. Ah, yes, I still remember the Harlequin Party at the Ritz Carlton and the meet-up with the OCC crowd. The boxes and boxes of books stacked in conference rooms, waiting to be opened. The great speech Nora Roberts gave that year.

And my hotel room.

The toilet didn’t work. There I was, just off the Atlanta Link shuttle, exhausted from the long flight, bags in my room, shoes off, when I had to wait for maintenance…

And wait…


Like I said, you remember your first.

Hopefully everyone’s loo is in good working order at this year’s national conference once again being held in Atlanta July 17-20th, but I can’t help but chuckle when I look back at my experience at RWA 2006.

Here’s the video I shot of my bathroom saga:

Music: Honey Rose from B&H Gold Music www.bhgoldmusic.com

Coming soon:
Pepper O’Malley, the heroine in “Naked Sushi,” my October 2013 Cosmo Red-Hot Read from Harlequin, finds herself up to her eyeballs in corporate espionage in a fancy hotel…more about Pepper’s adventures in future posts!
0 0 Read more

September Online Class

August 26, 2012 by in category Archives tagged as , , , , , ,

“Deep Story Structure & Techniques” with Carol Hughes

September 10 – October 7, 2012

COST: $20 for OCCRWA members, $30 for non-members
If you have specific questions, email occrwaonlineclass@yahoo.com 


What does Nora Roberts, Stephen King, George Lucas (STAR WARS), Stephen Spielberg (E.T.) and all of those other blockbuster creators know about writing that makes them the mega stars that they are?

Learn about the 18 scenes that every story contains, no matter its length or genre.  Find out how to identify your character’s mental gender and what impact that has upon readers.  Discover how your character’s arc drives your story and how your story drives your character’s arc.  Learn the four throughlines of every story and how to weave them together.

Every successful story contains characters who come alive for the reader.  Every successful story is built on a solid, easy-to-master, story structure that works every single time.  Every successful story lives on in the hearts and minds of readers because their authors have mastered the simple secrets needed to turn them into writing super stars.  And you can, too.


Writer/director/producer Carol Hughes has been a driving force behind some of Hollywood’s most financially successful media franchises.  Carol was the studios’ “go to person” when it came to helping her fellow writers turn their uncut diamonds of rough stories into some of Hollywood’s most memorable and financially successful projects.  Over the years, her projects generated in excess of $1 billion in profits for both the studios and the leading Networks.

Now she enjoys writing and working with her fellow novelists by sharing the powerful secret writing techniques and tricks behind some of Hollywood most successful films and television series that had made her a much sought after story development consultant and writer for so many years.

Enrollment Information:

COST: $20 for OCCRWA members, $30 for non-members

Coming in October 2012: Conquering National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with Alison Diem

Challenge yourself.  This course is designed to help both new and veteran participants understand the NaNoWriMo program and use it to push their careers forward.

Check out our full list of workshop at http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclasses.html

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

********** permission to forward **********

0 0 Read more

Copyright ©2017 A Slice of Orange. All Rights Reserved. ~PROUDLY POWERED BY WORDPRESS ~ CREATED BY ISHYOBOY.COM