Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Upcoming Fantasy, Futuristic& Paranormal Chapter of RWA Workshops

Web Design - Presented by Catherine Chant
Class Dates: May 6-17, 2013
Cost: $15.00 for FFnP members and $20.00 for non-FFnP members
This two-week workshop will cover the golden ratio of layout design, web fonts and web-safe colors, using white space, user interface considerations and website organization, web graphics for the artistically challenged, and the importance of testing websites with multiple operating systems and browser applications.This workshop is aimed at writers who have websites already and want to make them better, or writers who are planning to set up a website and want to know more about how the content should be arranged, either because they plan to do it themselves, or they want to be more informed when hiring a professional designer.
PRE-REQUISITE: Students should be familiar with the basics of setting up a website (domain name, software, etc.). This class focuses on design principles and how to make your website more user friendly, appealing and effective. It is NOT an coding class on how to program your website or how to use website design software.

Beyond Google: How to Make the Most of Online Research by Ally Broadfield
Class Dates: May 6-June 2, 2013
Cost: $15.00 for FFnP members and $20.00 for non-FFnP members
There's nothing more frustrating than wasting your precious writing time on a futile web search. Whether you are looking for a specific piece of information or need to research an entire time period or subject, this class will help you conduct the best search for your information needs. You will learn how to utilize multiple online search resources, including search engines, web directories, and databases. You will also learn how to refine search terms, narrow or broaden your search, how to use Boolean logic, and many other tips and techniques to make your research more efficient and successful. A list of searchable web directories and websites covering multiple topics based on the needs of workshop attendees will also be provided.

Romantic Suspense Seeks Paranormal - Presented by Leslie Wainger
Class Dates: May 6-June 2, 2013
Cost: $15.00 for FFnP members and $20.00 for non-FFnP members
Writing romantic suspense should be easy, right? Take some romance, add some suspense, and voila! Except...not really. To stand out in this crowded genre you need to plot every step as carefully as your killer plots his next murder, and your couple's relationship has to be as romantic as Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton. This course will start with the basics and go deep, preparing you to write a romantic suspense novel that makes readers stay up nights reading

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