Three Rivers Romance Writers MARCH Workshop: WRITING THE ROMANTIC NOVELLA

Dates: MARCH 3 TO 30TH (4 WEEKS) There will be approximately 3 posts per week

Price: TRRW Members – $15

RWA Members – $25

Non-RWA Members – $35

In this workshop you will learn what a novella is, how it's more than word count that separates it from a novel, and how to successfully craft one of your own.

Lesson topics include: Scope and Pacing, Character Development, Conflict, Plot and Format.

At the end of the workshop, you will have a brief outline of a novella you can start working on this year, a list of prospective publishers to submit your work to, and some tips for self-publishing your novella at Amazon, if you prefer to go the indie route.

About the Instructor

Catherine Chant is an active member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and a Golden Heart® finalist. She writes rock 'n' roll romantic fiction and stories with paranormal twists for young adults. She worked for fifteen years at Boston College as a computing & communications consultant before becoming a full-time writer and online educator. Her young adult rock 'n' roll time travel series is available now at your favorite online bookseller and her popular workshop "Grow a Book: Turning Your Story Idea Into a Workable Plot" is now available as an ebook and in audio. She teaches several online workshops for writers throughout the year. You can learn more at her website:




Three Rivers Romance Writers April Workshop: STORYTELLING THRU THE ANXIETY CURVE

Price: TRRW Members – $15

RWA Members – $25

Non-RWA Members – $35 DATES:  Every Monday and Thursday during April starting Monday April 1st and ending on Thursday April 25th

"Storytelling thru the Anxiety Curve" Living Creatures survive because they respond to threats to their status quo. Human beings have the capacity to reason HOW they need to respond by considering the potential consequences of their choices. Stress causes many degrees of anxiety according to the person's awareness of those consequences. Thus human beings function somewhere on "The Anxiety Curve" with uncaring Apathy at one end and totally thoughtless Panic at the other. Normal humans day-in, day-out swing from one side of the curve to the other, never lingering, always seeking balance that has been disrupted by change. But the magic of good storytelling is that the writer can REALLY disrupt the balance and challenge the character. The responses to that challenge is the story.
Lesson One: Basic Concepts of Character Anxiety
Lesson Two: Developing Lead Character Anxiety
Lesson Three: Supporting Cast & Subplot Anxiety
Lesson Four: Pacing the Anxiety-Ridden Plot
Lesson Five: Problem-solving Problem Areas
Lesson Six: Applying the Anxiety Curve to Your WIP
Lesson Seven: Q & A
Lesson Eight: Review & Conclusion

Instructor Bio: Sally Walker's published credits include literary, romance, and western novels, a nonfiction essay collection, several creative writing textbooks, stage plays, poetry, and many magazine articles on the craft of writing, including staff contributions to two international film magazines for 10 years. Her most recent novel, a romantic suspense, BIKES AND BADGES, will be released late in 2019. Under the mentorship of UCLA's renowned Lew Hunter, Sally has written 33 screenplays and has Hollywood representation. In addition to long time active memberships in such national writing organizations as RWA, WWA, and SCBWI, she was president of a state-wide writers organization 2007-2011 and is active in the Nebraska Film Association. While keeping to a strenuous writing schedule, she worked as Editorial Director for a small publishing company for 18 years. Besides being an adjunct professor of screenwriting at a local community college, Sally has taught writing seminars, both on-site and on-line, for over 30 years and is the facilitator for the weekly meetings of the Nebraska Writers Workshop in Ralston, NE. For more information on her works and classes go to her website at Sally J. Walker Adjunct Professor, Screenwriting, Script Supervisor, Misty Mountain Productions Workshop Facilitator, My website: