Weekend Workshop with Damon Suede
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 – Sunday, September 24, 2017
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Melville. (1575 Round Swamp Road, Plainview, NY 11803)
Registration Closes 09/15/2017
Member Rate: $125.00
Non-Member Rate: $150.00
*Lunch will be provided for both days.
Note that you’ll have to reserve your hotel room separately. You can contact the hotel using the information below.
**Deadline to reserve a room from the room block is 08/23/17. Use code: LIRW.
If you need a room after the deadline, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a room block for Friday (09/22) night, as well as one for Saturday (09/23) night.
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn at Melville
Address: 1575 Round Swamp Rd, Plainview, NY 11803
Phone: (516) 755-5552
9:00 am – 12:-00 pm MOVING CHARACTERS: Bestsellers start with fascinating people. In this session we’ll take your fictional folks to the next level with a simple, powerful technique that will strengthen your plots, your hooks, and your voice. Go beyond looks, persona, and boilerplate traits so you can build the perfect cast to dazzle your readers.
Compelling characters boost your writing process and anchor your career at any stage. Whether you like to wing it or bring it, you’ll leave this workshop with a new set of practical, hands-on tools to populate your pages and lay the foundations of unforgettable fiction.
Lunch 12:00 – 1:30 (Will be provided)
1:30 pm -4:40 pm SCENE & SEQUEL: Every story has a heartbeat. This workshop gets up close and personal with the bones of bestselling fiction based on Dwight Swain’s revolutionary approach to storytelling. Whether you call it “scene and sequel” or “action and reaction,” this basic storytelling pattern allows you to pace your plot, escalate your action, and find your story’s heat and flow with a clear structural strategy that simplifies the process of planning, drafting, and revising your book.
9:00 am – 12:00 pm GAME OF DESIRE: Keep your sizzle fresh at any heat level. Creating chemistry on the page requires a mix of playful art and rigorous craft. Whether sweet or raunchy, intimate moments have always been the beating heart of romance fiction. Fans call them “the good parts” and dogear them for a reason; love scenes are often where authors cut loose and romance gets closest to poetry. In this advanced session on intimacy, we go beyond the mechanics to tackle the interplay of flirtation, seduction, and conjunction so you can make love scenes a joy to read and write.
Lunch 12:00 – 1:30 pm (Will be provided)
1:30 pm – 4:40 pm PITCHES & HOOKS: This session tackles the wild, woolly world of pitches and unpack the way a high concept premise can anchor a project before and during the writing process. We’ll look at the importance of a clear hook, a free prize, and boiling a project into a logline that closes the sale, before and after publication. We’ll drill down into the challenges of summarizing your story’s strongest selling point.
Full Refund – Request received by August 15, 2017
Half Refund – Request received by September 01, 2017
No Refund on requests received after September 01, 2017