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Thursday, December 29, 2011


It is official. I will be presenting four a the month of March for the website. Each session will begin at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST Here is the overview. For full information and to register, visit

March 6, 2012     SESSION 1 - POINT OF VIEW (POV)
This frequently confusing part of writing fiction includes so many sub-possibilities that it can become mind-boggling. The Webinar will concentrate upon the three most often used—Third Person, First Person and Omniscient. 

March 13, 2012    SESSION 2 - DIALOGUE 
Poorly written dialogue can spell disaster for a novel while well written dialogue moves a story along, pulls the reader into the realm of the characters and adds emotion to the story. 

March 20, 2012    SESSION 3 - PACING 
Pacing is important because it can create a page turner on one hand and a really dull novel on the other. Most people immediately think of pace and “fast-paced” in the same vein, but using techniques to slow it down also allows readers to savor certain passages and leave them wanting more. 

March 27, 2012   SESSION 4 - XERIC WRITING (What is that?)
Don’t let “xeric writing” trip you up. “Xeric” means dry—xeric writing causes readers to turn pages, but not in the good way. 

All of the webinars will include one or more interactive exercises.

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