Warm, dry heat. Palm fronds waving lazily in the breeze.
The inevitable celebrity sighting. "Is that….Nah! Can't be! Too (fill in the blank: tiny/old/young/fat/doesn't look anything like the fantasy I had in mind)…"
I'll be making my way to Los Angeles this weekend, where I'll be hosted by the Los Angeles Romance Authors. Here's the deets, below.
Hey, if want to get into an LA frame of mind, click this link to hear a scat/jazz version of Hooray for Hollywood…
Or if you've got a hankering to talk writerly things, come join us!
Sun April 15, 2012 / 10am – 12noon
LOS ANGELES, CA
Los Angeles Romance Authors
Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel, 12825 Ventura Blvd, LA CA 91604
Attendance costs $5.00 for members and $10.00 for visitors.
Your first visit is free!
Josie's Workshop: "“Your First Scene, Line, Paragraph: Making a Great First Impression”
If you’re going to sell your novel, capturing the hearts and minds of those who will read it first – your dream agents or editors – is tantamount.
In this workshop, participants will learn:
1. 4 Page-Turning Tips Every Story MUST Have
2. The Best Place to Start Your Story, and Why (Believe it or not, it’s may not be where you’ve got it now…)
3. When (and When Not) to Use a Prologue
4. How to Integrate a Backstory without Slowing the Pace of Your Narrative
5. How and When to Balance Dialogue with Narrative
Because these are interactive workshops, prior to the event participants are welcomed to mail Josie the very first scene of a work-in-progress (no more than eight pages, double-spaced) that they feel exemplifies their process.
From what is sent in, she will choose a handful for positive, insightful examples of voice done well.