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Please join us on February 13th for The Emily Award Ceremony and a full day plot workshop with Damon Suede.

Register for our February Conference and The Emily Award Ceremony Featuring Damon Suede

 

8:30am 9:00am Signin
9:00am 10:00am Chapter Business Meeting
10:00am 10:15am Break
10:15am 11:45am Romantic Plot: Form and Forumla
Noon 1:00pm Lunch Book Signing
1:00pm 1:30pm Emily Awards Ceremony
1:30pm 1:45pm Break
1:45pm 3:30pm Sequel: Your Story’s Heartbreak

THE ROMANTIC PLOT: FORM VS. FORMULA

A plotting class even pantsers love… Even when a happy ending is certain, a great plot keeps your writing fresh while amplifying your voice. Learn how to craft a sure-fire structure and launch your story. We’ll go beyond the bullet points. Rather hammering one “true” blueprint, we’ll break down major story models from Aristotle to Netflix, identify their seven shared points, and help you develop your own narrative strategy.

SCENE & SEQUEL – YOUR STORY’S HEARTBEAT

Explaining and exploring Dwight Swain’s analysis of popular fiction. 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. These old-school genre tools let you manage any story’s natural flow for a book readers can’t put down.

DAMON SUEDE BIO

Director-At-Large for RWA National, Damon Suede has earned his crust as a model, a messenger, a promoter, a programmer, a sculptor, a singer, a stripper, a bookkeeper, a bartender, a techie, a teacher, a director… but writing has ever been his bread and butter. Though new to romance fiction, Damon has been a full-time writer for print, stage, and screen for over two decades. Despite winning awards, he prefers to count his blessings: his amazing friends, his demented family, his beautiful husband, his loyal fans, and his silly, stern, seductive Muse who keeps whispering in his ear, year after year. Members can get in touch with him at DamonSuede.com.