(Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! Yes, it’s still Week 2, because we don’t have a class this week. And, before we switch to Week 3, you will have 21 days of writing prompts.So Week 2 is two weeks long AND has 21 days. Writer math. Ha ha.)
He was going to break her heart. She knew it.
RULES (for everyone)
- 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.
- Write to a natural ending. Stop. No, you can’t write more. The repeat comes the next day.
RULES (for More Than A Guilty Pleasure Class)
- This is process, not product. You are getting to know your characters… but you’re still writing for your eyes only.
- Each day, you’re writing a SCENE. Scenes have a beginning, middle, and end, and a PURPOSE.
- Write badly. Floridly. Fearlessly. Break all the rules. 😉 Including all and any I’ve given you in class.
SLIDE DECK + READING LIST from Week 2 (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.
Registration is now closed, alas, but, if you’re in Calgary, you can still register for THIS WORKSHOP:
Writing Erotica: a filthy flirty workshop for the bold and the shy alike
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
Whether you love to write dirty, wish you could (but you can’t, OMG, how do people even think such things!!), or wonder what the heck’s wrong with authors who do, this workshop will help you apply the tools and rules that make for good, effective “can’t stop turning the pages” erotica to all of your writing. The workshop Includes some Freefall-style writing exercises to seduce your inner muse, ruthless editing tips, and guidelines on how to beta-read and critique steamy sex scenes.
Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society @ cSpace, 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary AB
Sat, October 13, 10-3:30 pm
I promise to be scintillating and only a little embarrassing.
All genders welcome; queer and trans friendly space.
All genres welcome: good erotica is the HARDEST thing to write. Really. The exercises and techniques I will share with you will help you make your writing stronger no matter what you usually write.
As to heat levels–well, we will be talking about how to write about sex. So. There’s kinda no getting away from that.
And I’m not clinical. 😉
Still. I think you’ll enjoy.
See you on the 13th?
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