Outreach International Romance Writer’s 4 workshops

*** Check out Outreach International Romance Writer’s 4 workshops! Permission to forward granted and appreciated!

Quick Peek:
May 1 – 31, 2012 Writing Scary Scenes, Rayne Hall
May 1 – 15, 2012 The Query Letter, Cindy Carroll
May 1 – 31, 2012 WriteSEX: Defining Erotica, Sascha Illyvich

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Writing Scary Scenes
Presented by Rayne Hall
Dates: May 1 – 31, 2012
Deadline: April 28, 2012
Fee: OIRW Member $20 Non-Member $25
FMI: http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#MAY1

Course Description:
Make your reader’s hearts hammer with excitement, their breaths quicken with suspense, and their skins tingle with goosebumps of delicious fright.

Instructor Bio:
Rayne Hall has published 22 books (under several pen names), seventy short stories (mostly fantasy, paranormal and horror) and thousands of articles. She has a college degree in Publishing and a masters degree in Creative Writing & Personal Development.

A member of the Society of Authors (the British organization for professional writers), she worked many years as magazine editor and creative writing teacher. Many of her horror stories have won contest prizes, and two were selected for honorable mentions in Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. Rayne is an experienced teacher who enjoys helping students to create sparkling scenes.

All workshops are open to everyone. You do not have to be a RWA member. You can register for the following on-line class through April 28. Or, contact Campus Coordinator, Veronica Alderson,http://www.oirwa.com/officers-volunteers/contact-campus-coordinator/.

To find out more about our chapter, please visit us at http://www.oirwa.com/

To subscribe to OIRW Online Workshop monthly mailing list, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OIRWonlinecourses/join

Thank you.

Veronica Alderson,
OIRW Campus Coordinator

*** Permission to forward granted and appreciated! ***
The Query Letter
Presented by Cindy Carroll
Dates: May 1 – 15, 2012
Deadline: April 28, 2012
Fee: OIRW Member $10 Fee: Non-Member $15
FMI: http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#MAY2

Course Description:
Now that the book is done, the logline and blurb are finished and you’ve decided where to submit you need the final tool.

You need a query letter to grab an agent’s or editor’s attention. It’s a tough market these days so your query letter must dazzle.

Introduction
The parts of a query
Do’s and Don’ts
Samples and exercises
Feedback provided for student query letters

Instructor Bio:
Cindy Carroll 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.

After that she studied screenwriting for six months in an intensive course to give her the skills to make her screenplays stand out from the crowd. 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. Though still writing books, she is currently working on the rewrite of a feature movie and writing the first draft of two pilots.

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.

Read more about Cindy at her website: www.cindycarroll.com

All workshops are open to everyone. You do not have to be a RWA member. You can register for the following on-line class through April 28. Or, contact Campus Coordinator, Veronica Alderson,http://www.oirwa.com/officers-volunteers/contact-campus-coordinator/.

To find out more about our chapter, please visit us at http://www.oirwa.com/

To subscribe to OIRW Online Workshop monthly mailing list, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OIRWonlinecourses/join

Thank you.

Veronica Alderson,
OIRW Campus Coordinator

*** Permission to forward granted and appreciated! ***
WriteSEX: Defining Erotica
Presented by Sascha Illyvich
Dates: May 1 – 31, 2012
Deadline: April 28, 2012
Fee: OIRW Members: $20.00, Non-Member: $25.00
FMI: http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#MAY3

Course Description:
Sascha Illyvich, with the help of M Christian, Oceania, Jean Marie Stine, Ralph Greco, Deborah Riley Magnus and Thomas Roche, we are going to explore the daunting aspects of erotica in all its forms. Once a week we’ll discuss every aspect of writing sexy fiction from what makes a story erotic even if there is little to no sex involved. Writers of all genres will come away with writing tips that will benefit their careers. We’ll cover author marketing, what defines a story as erotic, things new writers need to consider and the business angle of writing erotica.

Every week we focus on a different aspect of writing erotica. Our other authors will do own introductions. Some of them have a rather unique way of letting you know who they are! I’ll be covering writing style in general for starters. For this class, we’re going to take our lessons deeper in plot, audio and marketing so that the author comes away with a more comprehensive understanding of the erotic business, be it romance or more adult oriented.

Instructor Bio:
Sascha started writing ten years ago, releasing poetry and an occasional short erotica story before focusing on kinky erotic romance in various sub genres. His books have been listed under the Road to Romance’s Recommended read list, as well nominated for the CAPA.

He is also the host of the Unnamed Romance Show on Radio Dentata and continue to write for Renaissance E-books, and Total E-bound. Readers can find his work, plus free reads at www.saschaillyvich.com

He is also part of the WriteSex Panel, a blog group that’s defining erotica for writers in any genre! Find us atwww.writesex.net

All workshops are open to everyone. You do not have to be a RWA member. You can register for the following on-line class through April 28. Or, contact Campus Coordinator, Veronica Alderson,http://www.oirwa.com/officers-volunteers/contact-campus-coordinator/.

To find out more about our chapter, please visit us at http://www.oirwa.com/

To subscribe to OIRW Online Workshop monthly mailing list, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OIRWonlinecourses/join

Thank you.

Veronica Alderson,
OIRW Campus Coordinator

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