Sunday, October 7, 2012

HCRW ALL DAY WORKSHOP presents Madeline Hunter

Calling all writers and would-be-authors:
(the Raleigh NC Area Chapter) presents their
with award-winning author
Madeline Hunter

This All Day Workshop includes coffee and pastries in the morning. Lunch will be on your own!

Morning workshop: The Book that Writes Itself
Editors demand good stories, and the heart of a good story is conflict. This workshop will explain how a strong central conflict will immediately improve characterization, plot, and pacing, and will drive the story so powerfully that it all but writes itself. The discussion will be followed by a hands-on session, during which workshop participants will analyze their works in progress (or next projects) to identify and strengthen the core conflicts and develop secondary and supportive conflicts. They will then use that analysis and brainstorming, along with Madeline’s guidance and template, to create rough drafts of conflict-driven synopses.

Afternoon workshop: An Industry Primer
Walk with Madeline through a virtual publishing house, and learn how the power flows, who does what, and which players can influence your career and how. Along the way she will describe the editorial pecking order, the roll of acquisition meetings, concepts such as publisher support, the distribution system, and the role your editor plays in all of this, from “the call” to the profit and loss report. The discussion will provide writers with knowledge that empowers them to make good decisions and become active partners in building their careers, and also enables them to position themselves and choose story ideas that will be the ones publishers want to bring on board. The potential benefits (and potential pitfalls) of self-publishing will also be discussed, along with an outline of what is involved in self-publishing.

Book Signing
Immediately following the workshop, there will be a book-signing featuring many of our local romance authors, free and open to the public. This will begin at 5:00 p.m. Authors planning to sign their books include:
Lydia Dare
Ava Stone
Beth Williamson
Emma Lange
Carol Strickland
Catherine Gayle
Claudia Welch
Deb Marlowe
Diana Hussey
Heather McCollum
Jennifer Delamere
Katharine Ashe
Laura Florand
Nancy Lee Badger

For half-day & full-day pricing,
registration form, and directions
to the event in Cary, NC,
please click HERE


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