2024 Workshops

WORLD-WEAVING: KEEP the Data, AVOID the DUMP 

Linnea Sinclair

February 1 – February 29, 2024 /Sign-up Deadline Jan. 29th,

NON-Member $35 

Member: $25 

Characters and their stories require the construction of “worlds,” from the character’s physical location (known or invented), to the character’s occupation, to the character’s social, political, and economic structure…and more. For many writers, this mean compiling pages of detailed and fascinating facts that often get dumped into the storyline—and onto the reader—like a load of soggy laundry and with about the same effect: Readers get bored and the story flops to a halt. But wait! Instead of the dump, do the weave. In this World-Weaving workshop, award-winning author Linnea Sinclair will show you how to seamlessly integrate your beloved research into your story and make it feel real, immediate and exciting

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.

 

 

HE SAID WHAT? – WRITING DOUBLE-DUTY DIALOGUE

Linnea Sinclair

August 1, 2024 to August 31, 2024

NON-Member $35 

Member: $25 

“Why do we need to learn to write dialogue?” she asked questioningly. “I don’t know!” he shouted in a loud voice. “Take the class and find out,” he added, saying more.

Dialogue in fiction is more than just words on a page. It’s part characterization, part plotting, part pacing, and part voice—both the character’s and yours! Learn from award-winning, multi-published author Linnea Sinclair how to expertly craft the words that should be coming out of your characters’ mouths… and how to avoid unnecessary overwriting pitfalls in this fun and, yes, talkative class.

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.