Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Showing the Transformational Character Arc -- Presented by Jodi Henley

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The Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of RWA Presents

Showing the Transformational Character Arc -- Presented by Jodi Henley

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Do your characters change over the course of your story? Do they have to? In this practical hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the transformational character arc--what it is, how to find it, and whether or not it's needed. Although Showing the Transformational Character Arc is designed for all skill levels, because of the hands-on nature of this workshop, participants are encouraged to bring their work-in-progress and get ready to show change as we work through a variety of easy-to-use techniques in a supportive, feedback heavy atmosphere. Topics covered include: *What is the transformational arc? *Do I need one, and if I do, how do I find it or put it into my book? *Transformative and static characters *What’s the difference between an organic arc and an arc tied to plot points? *Which one is right for my story? *What are you trying to show? *Easy techniques to show your character changing. *Hands-on and feedback as we put theory into practice.

When: March 12, 2012 through March 25, 2012

This workshop will be conducted via a Yahoo! email loop. Email invitations will be sent 48 hours prior to the beginning of the workshop. Just register for the workshop and complete the payment process via PayPal. The cost is $15.00 for FFnP members and $20.00 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.

Speaker Information:          
Jodi Henley is a long-time member of the popular on-line writer’s forum "Romance Divas" where her craft of writing articles have been archived as downloads in The Place for answers, Romance Diva’s on-line library. Highly sought after for her plain-English approach to problem solving, Jodi spends her time dissecting the craft of writing. Her obsessive Myer-Briggs INTJ personality drives her to explain her findings, and she considers herself lucky to have a receptive audience. A long-time blogger, her blog, "Will Work for Noodles", is a popular writer’s reference for people in fields from play-writing to Christian magazines and newspaper journalism. Praise for Jodi Henley: "I'm so glad this story is FINALLY going somewhere! I've been working on this thing for like 4-5 years and then Jodi came along with her organic structure and BOOM! I always felt like this story could be something special but I just never felt I was ready to work on it. Jodi is a wealth of information"--Lauren Murphy, author of Cara’s Christmas Fantasy

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