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WORD CHOICE: The Flavor and Foibles of Words

 

Linnea Sinclair

 

August 1 – August 15, 2023

 

NON-Member $25 

Member: $15 

A rose by any other name would be completely different. And a bird in the hand would create totally dissimilar sensations to one twittering away in the bush. Or warbling in the foliage. Or chittering in the climbing hydrangea.

Whether crafting a 125,000-word novel or a 1,250-word short story, good writers learn that every word has a unique image and impact. In this seminar, RITA® award-winning Linnea Sinclair helps writers put more sensation, imagery and punch in their prose though proper word choice. Sinclair—a self-professed word slut—utilizes word games and class exercises to demonstrate how much fun writing with the right word can be—and how the right words can turn a good story into a great one.

BIO

Winner of the prestigious national book award, the RITA®, and published by both the Dell and Spectra imprints of Bantam Random House as well as the Gallery imprint of Simon & Schuster, science fiction romance author Linnea Sinclair has become a name synonymous for high-action, emotionally intense, character-driven novels. Reviewers note that Sinclair’s novels “have the wow-factor in spades,” earning her accolades from both the science fiction and romance communities. Her books have claimed spots in the Locus Top Ten and received starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly.

Sinclair, a former news reporter and retired private detective, resides in Pensacola, Florida with her husband, Robert Bernadino, and their thoroughly spoiled cats. Readers can find her perched on the third barstool from the left in her Intergalactic Bar and Grille at www.linneasinclair.com.

 

PITCHES AND BLURBS AND TAG LINES, OH MY!

 

Linnea Sinclair

 

September 5, 2023 to September 30, 2023

 

NON-Member $35 

Member: $25 

You’ve written your novel. Now, how are you going to grab the attention of the agency or editor to see it–or the book blogger to promote it? You’re going to construct and practice your pitch, beat your blurb to death and tickle everyone’s interest with your tag lines, that’s how. Bantam Spectra author Linnea Sinclair explains the importance of pitches and tag lines, and guide students through the fun and imaginative procedure to develop the best pitch for their book. Plus, students will have hands-on lessons in creating those pithy advertising tag lines that, yes, will help not only sell their book to a publisher and create a book buzz from a blogger, but help the publisher and blogger sell it–with sizzle–to readers.

BIO

Winner of the prestigious national book award, the RITA®, and published by both the Dell and Spectra imprints of Bantam Random House as well as the Gallery imprint of Simon & Schuster, science fiction romance author Linnea Sinclair has become a name synonymous for high-action, emotionally intense, character-driven novels. Reviewers note that Sinclair’s novels “have the wow-factor in spades,” earning her accolades from both the science fiction and romance communities. Her books have claimed spots in the Locus Top Ten and received starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly.

Sinclair, a former news reporter and retired private detective, resides in Pensacola, Florida with her husband, Robert Bernadino, and their thoroughly spoiled cats. Readers can find her perched on the third barstool from the left in her Intergalactic Bar and Grille at www.linneasinclair.com.

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