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The Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of RWA Presents
From Austen to Aliens: How to Create the Classic Tough Chick -- Presented by Jacqui Jacoby
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As a martial artist, I am interested in self-defense and how women are portrayed in the media. At first, it seemed as if it was only Hollywood showing women in a tough light. With heroines such as Sarah Conner of the Terminator movies, and Ellen Ripely in the Alien films, women were the ones saving the day when men were being blown up or eaten. Now, with the introduction of such lines as Bombshell, it appears the romance writing industry is following suit. While attending the National Conference in Reno, I was able to meet with people in the industry who share my view that heroines in today's market can be tough. People such as Natashya Wilson, Senior Editor of the Bombshell line; Vicki Hinze, author of books featuring tough chick heroines; and Suzanne Brockmann, best selling author of tough characters. This workshop would cover such topics as how to portray tough chick heroines. Not just illustrating self-defense techniques, but how to build a tough chick heroine from the inside out. What kind of women make up the tough chicks and what are they like in their everyday lives? What drives them to become tough? What kind of hero must stand beside her and what kind of villains will she face? According to former Bombshell editor Julie Barrett, tough chick heroines are not going anywhere. They are here to stay and it's up to today's romance writers to portray them in an accurate light.
Where: FF&P Yahoo Loops
When: April 2, 2012 through April 29, 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 $20.00 for FFnP members and $30.00 for non-FFnP members.
Join FF&P: http://www.romance-ffp.com/join.cfm
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An award winning writer and a ten year veteran of martial arts, Jacqui Jacoby's career is multi-faceted. With her trusted computerized day planner, Miguel, by her side, she is able to work in many aspects of the writing community: as an author and contributor to the Kiss of Death as well as RWR Magazine; as a chapter volunteer and contest judge, and as a workshop presenter, both live and online.