Saturday, April 24, 2010

Heart of Dixie: Online Workshop & Why I'm Plugging It

I'm shamelessly plugging my Heart of Dixie's online workshop on this blog because I am the new online coordinator and I would love some of my writing friends to be my guinea pigs as I learn the ropes. I would also love some more classmates to share the journey with me. If you want to beef up your writing, check out this workshop and head to the Heart of Dixie Website to join in the fun!

May 3 – 17, 2010

Snakebite Scenes and Hollywood Plots:

Enhancing Action and Emotion in Romance

Instructor: Carrie Lofty

Class Description:

You have the beginning. You know how it should end. But what to do with those hundreds of pages in the middle? Carrie Lofty, author of sexy, adventurous historical romances for Kensington, will demonstrate how action can make your novel more exciting and more emotional. Use Carrie’s so-called “snakebite scenes” to help characters acknowledge their deeper passions and bond over moments of danger or everyday drama, and analyze films and novels to see how Hollywood tells rip-roaring, action-packed stories. For plotters, pantsers, and everyone in between, this course can unblock your creativity and help you power through that draft, adding action and heart to every page.

Born in California and raised in the Midwest, Carrie Lofty found the love of her life in England . She earned her MA in history from Ohio State University with a thesis on Old West legends in post-Civil War society. Now she writes, raises two precocious elementary-aged daughters, and manages Unusual Historicals (, a blog she founded in 2006 to celebrate romances set in unusual times and places. Carrie's debut, WHAT A SCOUNDREL WANTS (Zebra: 12/2008), is the hot, adventurous tale of Will Scarlet and his dangerous lady love. Romantic Times gave it four stars: “Lofty writes adventure romance like a born bard of old.” The sequel, SCOUNDREL’S KISS (Zebra: 01/2010), pits a Spanish warrior monk against the woman he’s sworn to protect.

  • Cost: $20 - Submit the payment via Paypal below or mail to the address listed.
  • All payments for a workshop must be received by the registration deadline – May1st.
Sponsored by : Heart of Dixie, RWA
Cost:  $20

And best of all, the price is right! 

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