Colorado Romance Writers Workshops Jan-Feb

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January, 2015 CRW Workshops

It’s that time of year. Resolve to take that workshop in 2015 and hone your writer skills. CRW is committed to

helping you get started with three diverse workshops aimed at delving into three problem areas all writers

encounter.

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Hate writing a synopsis? Susan Palmquist can help you with that with her 4 week workshop "I Used to Hate Writing a Synopsis." From summarizing your story into a few short pages, to writing a query letter, and coming up with the dreaded blurb, Susan teaches you how to bundle everything together and have a complete submittal package.

Title: I Used to Hate Writing a Synopsis

Instructor: Susan Palmquist

Dates: January 5 – January 30, 2015 (4 weeks)

Classroom: MileHigh

Writing/Professional Development, Querying, Pitching, Synopsis Work, Submissions, Marketing, Promotions, Publicity, Publishing, Industry, Craft

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Trying to figure out your male character? Cynthia Richards has just the thing to help you delve "Inside the Male Mind" and tell his story. Learn the tricks to male POV, and how to balance your alpha with just enough beta characteristics to help your readers fall in love with your hero.

Inside the Male Mind

Instructor: Cynthia Richards

Dates: January 5 – January 16, 2015 (2 weeks)

Classroom: Flatirons

Point of View (POV), Writing Fundamentals, Characterization, Specialty Writing, Specialty Research, Craft

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Got a villain in your story? With "Building a Bad Guy," Becky Martinez and Sue Viders share just how to make them interesting enough without taking over the story, and convincing enough to keep your reader engaged, and loving to hate them!

Building a Bad Guy

Instructor: Becky Martinez & Sue Viders

Dates: January 5 – January 30, 2015 (4 weeks)

Classroom: Grand Mesa

Characterization, Writing F undamentals, Specialty Research, Specialty Writing, Writing Development, Craft

Visit our website at http://crw-rwa.ning.com/page/2013-onlineworkshops for details and to sign up for a

workshop.

And next month…

In February, CRW is long on quality workshop for the shortest month of the year!

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This year, take the first step and turn your writing hobby into a business by creating a book business plan! In four short weeks, Amy Denim’s foolproof method will have your plan written up and ready to go.

Coffee Break Business Plan

Instructor: Amy Denim

Dates: February 2 – February 27, 2015 (4 weeks)

Classroom: Foothills

Classifications: Intermediate to Advanced Students, Professional Series Workshop, Writing as a Business,

Organization, Marketing, Promotions, Publicity, Social Media, Publishing, Industry

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Scrivener is one of the hottest writing tools available. Let Rebeca Schiller show you how to take the Windows

version of Scrivener and create your next novel!

Scrivener for Windows

Dates: February 2 – February 27, 2015 (4 weeks)

Classroom: Prairie

Classifications: Tools and Technology, Professional Series Workshop, Manuscript Creation Strategies, Formatting, Manuscript Outlining, Writing Development

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Nouns, verbs, and adjectives, oh my! Does the ongoing debate of to adverb or not to a dverb, and using pronouns perfectly freeze your muse? Spend 8 weeks with MM Pollard, the Queen of English and learn what it takes to thaw out your creative side…and embrace grammar at the same time!

MM’s Top Five Grammar Commandments

Instructor: MM Pollard

Dates: February 16 – April 10, 2015 (8 weeks)

Classroom: Castle Rock

Classifications:Intensive/Mentor Series, Writing Fundamentals, Grammar, Writing Development, Craft

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