Thursday, March 12, 2009

Deep Point of View: Why It's Important For You and Your Readers

FTHRW April Online Workshop

Deep Point of View: Why It's Important For You and Your Readers

Dates: April 6-19, 2009
Instructor: Laurie Sanders, Editor, Black Velvet Seductions
Cost: FREE to FTHRW members; $15.00 for all others
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2009

Course Description:

If you've received a rejection letter or your entries have scored low in writing contests or reviewers are not taken with your published books there is a strong likelihood that the culprit is a shallow point of view.

Join Black Velvet Seductions founder and Editor-in-Chief Laurie Sanders for an in depth look at deep point of view. Laurie will share insights about what readers (and editors) really want when they buy fiction and will show you through examples, exercises and feedback how to incorporate this important element into your work. In this workshop we will look beyond the basics of viewpoint and examine why it is such an important tool and how to use the deeper nuances of viewpoint to add emotion, texture, motivation, conflict, and drama to a manuscript.

At the end of this hands on workshop you will know what deep point of view is, why it is important to editors and readers. You will be able to spot shallow point of view in your own manuscript and will have the knowledge and skills necessary to deepen the point of view in your own work. This knowledge and skill will inoculate you against one of the most common reasons editors reject manuscripts and readers abandon authors.

About the Instructor:

Laurie Sanders is the founder and Editor-in-Chief at Black Velvet Seductions Publishing. She writes and lectures frequently on the use of deep point of view as the lack of deep point of view in the manuscripts she receives is the most common reason for rejections at her firm.

Carolyn Hughey ~ President

From the Heart Romance Writers

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