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The Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of RWA Presents
Shattering the Mirror of Your Character - How to Use Backstory Effectively Presented by Theresa Meyers
WHEN: December 12, 2011 through December 19, 2011
WHAT: We work so hard to make our characters three dimensional, but what without giving in to the temptation to do huge amounts of backstory dumping into our stories, how do we get it across? Find out the basics every writer should know to using backstory effectively.
In this course you’ll:
* Discover when and how to use backstory to improve pacing
* Learn techniques for interweaving backstory with action, inner thought and dialog
* Find ways to make your character's actions and reactions match with backstory
* Learn why backstory is better in small bits and how to pick out what matters and what doesn't in your character's backstory
WHERE: This workshop will be conducted via a Yahoo! email loop. Email invitations will be sent 48 hours prior to the beginning of the workshop.
HOW: Just register for the workshop and complete the payment process via PayPal. The cost is $10.00 for FFnP members and $15.00 for non-FFnP members.
Refunds / credits are determined on a case by case basis. If a class should be canceled, then participants have a choice of a credit to be applied to a future workshop or a refund.
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WHO: Once upon a time there was a professional publicist who was a closet romance writer. She joined RWA in 1993, wrote several books, amassed a rejection file more than half a foot thick and eventually became published with Harlequin. Along the journey Theresa Meyers has seen multiple facets of the book publishing industry, first as a professional book publicists for multiple NYT Bestsellers and some of the biggest publishers in New York, then as one of 11 people in the nation to final in the American Title II contest, and now a full-time multi-published romance writer. She currently writes paranormals for Harlequin’s Nocturne line, steampunk romances for Kensington and historicals for Diversion Books and teaches writing and publicity classes online. Her most current releases include her Nocturne Bite titled The Vampire’s Mistress and her historical, which was in the American Title contest now titled The Spellbound Bride. You can keep up with her online at www.theresameyers.com or via Twitter @Theresa_Meyers or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/