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The April 2018 Workshop with Suzanne Johnson has been Postponed
Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience.

August, 2018 Workshop
Self-Editing: How'd I Miss That? Embarrassment Prevention Skills for Writers. Online Class with Kathryn Jane.
Date: August, 2018
Cost: URWA Member $20    Non-Member $25

Do not send your manuscript to an agent, editor, contest, or retailer until you have worked it over, backwards, forwards and sideways. Show off your writing chops by sending out clean pages.
Let me arm you with all the tips I wish someone had given me, and save you from the embarrassment of the kind of mistakes I've made. Sit down with me for an hour, or sign up for a month-long online class, and learn how to easily spot crutch words, spelling weaknesses, inconsistencies, overused words, passive words, repetitious words, slow pacing, redundancies, clich├ęs, poor/incorrect word use, sentence and paragraph structure, punctuation typos, dialogue rhythms and flow, and Point of View issues.
Do not follow in my footsteps! Learn from my mistakes instead and you'll find yourself leaps and bounds ahead of your competition.

Instructor Bio:
Award-winning author, Kathryn Jane, takes readers to places they'd like to live and introduces them to characters they learn to love. She writes page-turning, Women's Fiction, and Romantic Suspense, as well as Short Stories about feral cats.
Fulfilling her passion for education Kathryn presents workshops for both aspiring and accomplished writers, and covers a broad spectrum of subjects.
In her spare time (she says laughing), Kat loves spreading kindness and joy to family, friends, and strangers alike.

September, 2018 Workshop
Crafting the Short Story and Novella. Online Class with Susan Palmquist.
Date: September, 2018
Cost: URWA Member $20    Non-Member $25

Crafting the Short Story and Novella: With the growth of the online market and e-books, there are more opportunities for writing short stories. This workshop is for those writers who want to give the shorter format a try, or for the beginning writer who wants to use short story writing as a stepping stone to novel writing. The workshop covers such things as differences in writing in long and short forms, finding the right story for the shorter format, plot, characterization, mistakes most writers make, and markets for short stories.

Instructor Bio:
Susan Palmquist writes under her own name and also her pen name Vanessa Devereaux. She's the author of 100 plus books, including writing how tos, mysteries and romances and a bestselling author of erotic romances and erotica. She pens many ongoing series. Her books have been bestsellers on all the major book sites, including Amazon, Bookstrand, All Romance E Books(TOP 50 Author), Fictionwise, and Kobo. She's also a recipient of Evernight's Reader's Choice Award. She's been teaching workshops for various RWA chapters for the last seven years and has been a writing tutor for nine years for an online writing school. She also has her own writing coaching and mentoring service for aspiring authors.

last updated 03/10/18