Ongoing and Upcoming Workshops

NOTICE TO ALL NON-MEMBERS

The cost to non-members for most FTHRW full length workshops and special event webinars is $25.

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VISIBILITY UNLOCKED: HOW TO ATTRACT, CAPTIVATE, AND RETAIN YOUR AUDIENCE with VaNessa Duplessie

3-28 June 2019

Registration Deadline: June 4, 2019

 

FTHRW Members: FREE

Non-Members: $25

 

For non-members, please click the Buy Now button to pay for the class, once you pay, you will then be forwarded to the class registration form. Your log in credentials will be sent a few days prior to class beginning.

 

This Workshop is designed to teach new and experienced authors how to build and keep an engaged audience through brand awareness and community building, starting even before your first book release. You will leave with the tools enabling you to get started immediately to build or enhance an online presence. This workshop will share exactly what you need to do on a daily, weekly, & monthly basis to unlock your visibility.

 

About the Instructor: VaNessa Duplessie is a digital marketing strategist by day & a contemporary romance writer by night under the pen name Leigh Duvan. She writes sweet and sassy stories and loves a loveable hero. She’s a specialist in marketing & brand building designed to drawn in loyal and sticky fans. Complete with two decades of sales/marketing experience, she teaches new and experienced authors how to build and keep an engaged audience through brand awareness and community building, starting even before their first book release. An avid napper, she spends time running her kids here to there and traveling with her husband as often as possible. You can visit her at http://LeighDuvan.com or http://VaNessaDuplessie.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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PLOT BUNNY RODEO with Leslie Scott

8 July – 2 August 2019

Registration Deadline: July 9, 2019

 

FTHRW Members: FREE

Non-Members: $25

 

For non-members, please click the Buy Now button to pay for the class, once you pay, you will then be forwarded to the class registration form. Your log in credentials will be sent a few days prior to class beginning.

 

We all have that one story idea (or in some cases, many ideas) that we just can’t seem to flesh out. Leslie Scott and her CPs (as well as a few writer friends) have developed a system of plotting conference calls, she’s madly in love with her local RWA chapter’s plot luck lunches, and has more craft books on plotting/brainstorming/outlining than her local library system. The only thing more gratifying to her than typing THE END on a novel is helping a fellow writer lasso their plot bunnies into their own novel or just to pull a scene out of the mire of nowhere to go.

 

About the Instructor:Leslie Scott has been writing her entire life. She’s multi-published in romance and active in RWA and her chapters. She is a plotting Queen. From plot calls with her critique partners (what they have dubbed her phone calls about their ideas) to marathon text message plotting sessions with her editor, she lives for tugging out the ideas that are hidden just beneath the surface.

 

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FOR THE DISCOURAGED WRITER: REKINDLING THE FIRE IN YOUR WRITING with Red L. Jameson

5-30 August 2019

Registration Deadline: August 6, 2019

 

FTHRW Members: FREE

Non-Members: $25

 

For non-members, please click the Buy Now button to pay for the class, once you pay, you will then be forwarded to the class registration form. Your log in credentials will be sent a few days prior to class beginning.

 

When Red heard the advice that discouraged writers should get used to no longer feeling passionate about writing and to get a hobby instead, she decided to challenge that. At almost every level of her writing career, she’s had some sort of discouragement. After so many years of it, she decided to shove it where the sun didn’t shine and find the fire in her writing once again. This workshop covers almost every area a writer—from those just starting out to those who have been writing before dinosaurs were love interests—can become discouraged and ways to overcome it.

 

About the Instructor: While finishing her Master’s Degree in US Military History, Red has had many part-time jobs to help pay the bills but mostly to fund her addiction to fiction writing. Yoga instructor and weight management consultant were fun, but it wasn’t until she started proofing for an history journal that she knew true adventure, nearly getting into a back-alley fight over which writing style is the best. Chicago Style, of course. Formatting, graphic designing, then editing came later; although, she missed getting into cat fights with copyeditors about comma placement. Now, she writes her sizzling sexy yet cerebral stories full-time and wants to help other writers who need a hand up in this crazy business of writing.

 

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BARE NECESSITIES: CREATING THE WORKABLE BOOK-WRITING CHECKLIST with Linnea Sinclair and Stacey Kade

9-27 September 2019

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2019

 

FTHRW Members: FREE

Non-Members: $25

 

For non-members, please click the Buy Now button to pay for the class, once you pay, you will then be forwarded to the class registration form. Your log in credentials will be sent a few days prior to class beginning.

 

Worthy character? Check. Story Question? Um, maybe. GMC? Inciting Incident? Final Scene? If this is the point where you tear at your hair or reach for the gin bottle, then this intensive course, offered by award-winning authors Stacey Kade and Linnea Sinclair, is just what you need to get your writing groove on. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the planning stages of a story or have a finished first-draft manuscript. This checklist course will give you the template you need to organize your story, clean up the confusion, and get it polished to perfection.

 

About the Instructors:

 

Winner of the prestigious national book award, the RITA®, 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. Sinclair, a former news reporter and retired private detective, resides in Naples, 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.

 

A former award-winning corporate copywriter, Stacey Kade has written about everything from backhoe loaders to breast pumps. But she prefers to make things up instead and creates best-selling fiction in the young adult, romance, and paranormal genres for Disney-Hyperion, Simon & Schuster, and Tor. Her books have been called “compelling, mesmerizing, and addictive.” She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Greg, and their beloved spoiled dogs. Find her on Twitter (@StaceyKade), Instagram (@AuthorStaceyKade), and her website StaceyKade.com.

 

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WRITING SPORTS ROMANCE with Cassandra Carr

1-22 October 2019

Registration Deadline: October 2, 2019

 

FTHRW Members: FREE

Non-Members: $25

 

For non-members, please click the Buy Now button to pay for the class, once you pay, you will then be forwarded to the class registration form. Your log in credentials will be sent a few days prior to class beginning.

 

Sports romance is one of the fastest-growing subgenres, and this course will teach you how to write compelling, realistic stories. You’ll learn about the specific personality traits of elite athletes, what their day-to-day lives are like, how to describe the atmosphere in a locker room, and other details you’ll need to make your book the best it can be.

 

About the Instructor: Cassandra Carr lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out on the computer. For more information about Cassandra, check out her website at http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com, “like” her Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorCassandraCarr or follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Cassandra_Carr.

 

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FACEBOOK FOR AUTHORS STEP BY STEP with Linda Rees

21-26 October 2019

Registration Deadline: October 22, 2019

 

FTHRW Members: FREE

Non-Members: $15

 

For non-members, please click the Buy Now button to pay for the class, once you pay, you will then be forwarded to the class registration form. Your log in credentials will be sent a few days prior to class beginning.

 

Class Description: This is an explicit, step-by-step guide including screen shots and assignments to teach how to set up, manage and analyze results of authors running Facebook Events. I am providing this training on Facebook Events because it is information I learned by trial and error, after taking a couple of classes on how to manage them. Everyone told me it was simple. It’s not difficult, but it is anything but intuitive.

 

About the Instructor: Linda is a story teller and dreamer whose dreams come true. She lives on a farm in Kentucky with her incredible husband and many critters and enjoying children and grandchildren. Born in the splendor of the Appalachian Mountains the daughter of a coal miner and part Cherokee Indian, Lynda grew up in northern Kentucky when the Mob reigned supreme in Newport and the city prospered as a gambling, prostitution and sin mecca. She’s fascinated how history affects today’s lives and works its way into her written pages. After a corporate career in marketing and global transportation this free spirited adventurer with workaholic tendencies followed her passion with for writing.

 

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PLAYING HIDE AND SEEK IN THE DIGITAL WORLD with Frank Ahearn

4-29 November 2019

Registration Deadline: November 5, 2019

 

FTHRW Members: FREE

Non-Members: $25

 

For non-members, please click the Buy Now button to pay for the class, once you pay, you will then be forwarded to the class registration form. Your log in credentials will be sent a few days prior to class beginning.

 

Hide & Seek, will take participants into the fascinating world of how to disappear and how to find people. When a person disappears, they need to use disinformation to throw their predator off the trail. When a skip tracer searches for a person, they use a pretext to extract information. To a degree, hiding and finding are worlds steeped in the art of deception. I am the Magister Ludi of creating deception for privacy.

 

About the Instructor: Frank Ahearn has been a skip tracer and social engineer since 1984 and has located thousands of people all over the world. In 2001 he began a privacy service where he helps victims of stalkers, business people and the wealthy disappear. He is the only person in the world who has expertise at locating and disappearing people. Author of NY Times Bestseller, How to Disappear.

 

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REGENCY ELECTORAL POLITICS AND WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION with Rose Lerner

2-30 December 2019

Registration Deadline: December 3, 2019

 

FTHRW Members: FREE

Non-Members: $25

 

For non-members, please click the Buy Now button to pay for the class, once you pay, you will then be forwarded to the class registration form. Your log in credentials will be sent a few days prior to class beginning.

 

The Regency British political system was complex, evolving, and unique–and even if women couldn’t sit in Parliament, they were involved in it everywhere, as patronesses, hostesses, possessers of pocket boroughs, information brokers, canvassers, and more. Rose Lerner will give you a detailed overview of Parliament, political parties, elections, and the patronage system, and then explore the many ways that contemporary women (paritcularly elite women) participated.

 

About the Instructor: Rose Lerner discovered Georgette Heyer when she was thirteen, and wrote her first historical romance a few years later. Her writing has improved since then, but her fascination with all things Regency hasn’t changed. Rose is a cook by day, and by night she writes historical romance! Books in her small-town Lively St. Lemeston series have been featured in NPR’s 2016 Book Concierge and Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2014. Her protagonists include a chemist, an innkeeper, an army officer, a con artist, a valet, a maid-of-all-work, and a confectioner. Visit RoseLerner.com to find out more!

 

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TIME MANAGEMENT FOR AUTHORS with Mary Thompson

January 2020 (Exact dates TBD)

Registration Deadline: 5 Jan, 2020

 

FTHRW Members: FREE

Non-Members: $25

 

For non-members, please click the Buy Now button to pay for the class, once you pay, you will then be forwarded to the class registration form. Your log in credentials will be sent a few days prior to class beginning.

 

Class Description: Coming soon.

 

About the Instructor: Coming soon.

 

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