More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 3 Writing Prompt

WRITING PROMPT:

The writing was almost indecipherable. Almost.

Beginners: Write for 9 minutes.

Intermediate: Write for 25 minutes.

Advanced: Write until you reach a natural break. Note down your time and word count.
(Your natural break may be 15 minutes. Or 7. Or 45. Be open. Remember you are still gathering DATA. Beginners and Intermediate–you need to build up stamina before your focus on peak performance.)

RULES

  • Start timer or set number of pages you’re writing towards (Beginners, use timer as discussed in class).
  • Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD.
  • No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it. This is for your eyes only.
  • Stop. No, you can’t write more. The repeat comes the next day. THIS IS EDGING.

SLIDE DECK + READING LIST from Week 1 (FULL, Password Protected–Password Given in Class)

WHAT’S ALL THIS ABOUT?

I’m teaching this course:

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form to Tell the Perfect Story

Learn to seduce a reader from the first sentence through to the heart-thumping, breath-taking, you-knew-it-was-coming-but-not-this-way! happy ending.  Motivated students will be given the structure and support to complete a first draft of a romance novel by week 8; beginning students will learn how to play with tropes, tension, pacing, climaxes (dramatic and other), dialogue, and character development.

Mondays, September 24 to November 19, 2018
7 pm to 9 pm
Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society @ cSpace, 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary AB

If you’re in Calgary, you can still
REGISTER HERE

COURSE OUTLINE + PARTIAL SLIDE DECK FROM WEEK 1 (Public)

If you’re not in Calgary, you can still do the writing prompts with us for the next three weeks. 🙂

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About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance Tell Me, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) Consequences (of defensive adultery), and the rom-com (she's versatile) Cherry Pie Cure, as well as the non-fiction collection of essays Rough Draft Confessions: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway. Coming in 2018: Text Me, Cupid, a steamy romance in four episodes. Current WiPs: Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Jewel of the Not-So-Spectacular Boobs, All In the Cards, and Un-Valentine. Yes, working on four projects simultaneously is a spectacularly bad idea.

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  1. Pingback: How & Why To Use Writing Prompts #writingprompts #writersos #dirtywritingsecrets | m jane colette

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