Friday, July 16, 2010
Celtic Hearts Campus Workshops for August.
Registrations open at: http://www.celtichearts.org/workshops.html
FMI: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (CHRW Education Coordinator)
08/01 thru 08/15
Instructor: Cindy Carroll
A good logline can make people sit up and take notice. Whether you write books or scripts the logline is an essential part of your marketing material. Just the facts, Ma'am is a two week workshop that covers what makes a good logline.
2. I already have an idea - turning your idea into a logline.
3. Generating ideas - how to generate ideas for loglines.
4. High concept - just having a high concept doesn’t mean you have a logline.
5. Bonus Lesson - The Art of the Three Line Pitch
6. Staying focused - using loglines to stay on track
Feedback provided for student loglines
Cindy Carroll joined RWA in 1992 and started out writing novels but turned to scripts when an idea for one of her favorite television shows wouldn't leave her alone. That first attempt, and her second teleplay for the same show, garnered her honorable mention in the Writer's Digest 76th Annual Writing Competition in the screenplay category. She graduated from Hal Croasmun's screenwriting ProSeries intensive in June of 2008. Her interview with David Rambo, writer/producer for CSI appeared in the summer special edition of The Rewrit, the newsletter for Scriptscene, Romance Writers of America 's screenwriting chapter. Currently working on the rewrite of her second feature, Cindy is also developing two new television pilots.
The Book Factory: Producing Multiple Novels in One Year
Instructor: Kerri Nelson
Is life getting in the way of you completing that novel? Ever think there’s not enough hours in the day to find time to write? Have a full time job distracting you from your real passion of being a novelist? Are family responsibilities weighing you down and interfering with your writing goals?
I’m here to tell you that you can do it all and do it successfully. In 2009, I successfully managed one husband, two jobs, three children, a difficult pregnancy, AND still managed to write twelve books, sell ten of those books (including all the editing and promotion), and coped with other various life challenges thrown in just for fun!
How did I do all of that and still find time to eat and sleep?
I developed a method of writing known as “The Book Factory Method”. It does require commitment and desire to “get it done”. If you’re willing to put in the effort, you can produce multiple books in one year.
What’s the benefit of completing multiple books in one year?
The more books you have ready to submit, the more chance you’ll receive contract offers on one or more of those books.
Why shouldn’t you just focus on one book and continue polishing that book all year long?
The cold, hard truth is that you might not ever sell that one specific book. You should always have more than one project “in the works”.
Are you one of those writers who starts multiple projects but never finishes any of them?
Then this class is for you as well. We’ll talk about how to finally see those projects through to completion.
Have trouble with time management or procrastination?
We’ll address methods for getting organized and staying focused. Plus much, much more!
If you want to learn how to get started, stay on track, and get those books ready to submit…this workshop puts a method to the madness of novel writing.
Kerri Nelson has always been passionate about reading books but when she wrote her first poem in the second grade, she discovered her love of writing. At the age of sixteen, she became a columnist for her local newspaper as the high school correspondent for the weekly "Panther Tales" column. She won the Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year Award for her efforts.
After an education and career in the legal field, Kerri began to pen romantic suspense novels with a legal or law enforcement theme. She is a true southern belle and comes complete with her dashing southern gentleman husband and three adorable children. When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll find her baking homemade goodies for her family, feeding her addiction to blogging online or designing custom made book trailers. Kerri is an active member of Romance Writers of America as well as numerous Chapters including Gothic Romance Writers, Futuristic Fantasy & Paranormal, and Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.
Kerri is a multi-published author of romance in every genre from romantic suspense and paranormal to young adult and inspirational novels. In 2009, Kerri wrote and sold twelve books to multiple publishers using her Book Factory method. Her latest paranormal romantic suspense “Courting Demons” will release from Dorchester Publishing in 2011.
Read more about Kerri’s books at her website: www.kerrinelson.com
Come out and chat with Kerri at her blog: www.kerribookwriter.blogspot.com
Need a custom made video trailer ad for your novel? Visit the award winning Book Boost Designs page at Kerri's website here: www.kerrinelson.com/9.html
Need affordable cover ad placement? Or want to play, learn and compete with other authors in the biz? Visit the Book Boost Blog here: www.thebookboost.blogspot.com
For the latest news and updates from Kerri, follow her on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/kerribookwriter
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