Talking Back to Your Brain with Susan and Harry Squires

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November 14 – December 11, 2011

Enrollment information:
Enrollment deadline: November 12, 2011
Cost: OCC/RWA members $20.00, Non-OCC/RWA members $30.00
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About the Class:
Did you ever wonder why one day you get stuck on a project while on another day your writing flows easily? Doesn’t it seem like sometimes your brain is actually fighting you? Well, maybe it is.

Recent insights into the structure of the human brain and how the parts work together (or don’t) provide powerful techniques to free yourself and get writing again. You actually have three brains in your skull, and these simple techniques can get them talking to each other. Your brain will work for you, not against you.

This class will help you learn how to be more effective in your writing and use these techniques in the rest of your life, as well. Using your current work in progress, Susan and Harry will show you how to solve problems, (including writer’s block,) make your characters and plots deeper and more resonant, and create a book that keeps your reader turning pages.

Throughout the class, you will get individual feedback and for the final lesson you’ll be able to submit five manuscript pages or a three-page synopsis for individual coaching and help.

About the Instructors:
Susan Squires has written fourteen novels and three novellas, first for Dorchester and most recently for St. Martin’s Press. Her first novel, Danegeld, was a Golden Heart winner. Her books have won three PRISM awards, Booksellers Best and a Holt Medallion, as well as many other contests. Body Electric was named by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the most influential mass market books of 2002. No More Lies was a Rita finalist. She has made the NYT list, the USA today list and the Walden’s Romance Top Ten.

Harry Squires published his first novel, What Rough Beast, as H. R. Knight with Leisure Books. A paranormal mystery with romantic elements, it garnered enthusiastic reviews. Harry also writes for Wine Adventure Magazine. Harry was a corporate trainer with an insurance company for nearly ten years. He’s coached extensively on techniques of learning and unleashing the creativity of the brain.

Together, Harry and Susan speak frequently at community groups interested in the writing life and have conducted many workshops at RWA chapters and Sci-fi conventions. Both are members of Romance Writers of America.

This is a four week class.
Enrollment Information
COST: $20 for OCCRWA members, $30 for non-members
Enrollment Deadline: November 12, 2011

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