Workshops and Webinars

Workshops I offer

  • Creating believable and compelling characters

  • Voice - what it is, and how to develop your own

  • Deep POV - going beyond 1st or 3rd person for deeper emotional reader engagement

  • Conflict - how to use internal conflict to create an emotional response in the reader

  • Narrative structure - understanding basic plot structure and turning points (for both plotters and pantsers)

  • Branding for Beginners - the basics of marketing yourself as an author

  • Writing effective dialogue

  • Ten things you should know before revising your novel

  • Dos and Don'ts for writing reader-hooking opening scenes

  • Designing your career - Indie vs Traditional publishing, and finding out what works for you

  • Researching your novel

  • Ten things you should know before querying editors and agents

  • Build Your Novel - a 5-part series from Chapter One to The End

  • Beginner Basics - a 10-part series including writing dialogue, showing vs telling, and point of view

Webinar Recordings

Recordings of past webinars are available to purchase at $8 or R80 each. These include:

Voice

What is Writing Voice, and how can you develop your own?

Dialogue

Writing effective dialogue to enrich your book.

Writing Process

An overview of the different processes and approaches available to authors.

Synopsis

Tips and tricks for writing an effective synopsis and query letter.

Story Structure

Classic three act structure explained.

Saggy Middles

How to deal with the Middle Act, usually the most difficult part of any book to write.

Show vs Tell

Techniques to make your stories a more immersive reader experience.

Self-Editing

Techniques to help writers edit their own work for submission.

Conflict

Internal vs External Conflict and how to use them to create a gripping read.

Character Arcs

Understanding the transformations our characters need to undergo.

Johannesburg, South Africa

romy.writingcoach@gmail.com

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