More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 5 Writing Prompt

WRITING PROMPT:

She hid it so well he wasn’t going to be able to find it. 

Beginners: Write for 13 minutes.

Intermediate: Write for 35 minutes.

Advanced: Look at your times & word counts from days 1, 2, and 3. Estimate when you think your natural break will be–write to stop just before that. (EDGING!)

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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