Oct 23, 2012

Mastering Motivation for your Characters

This is one of our most popular workshops and it's available for download. Mastering Motivation is an intermediate workshop focused on creating strong, believable motivation for the characters in your novel.  

Motivation is one of the key elements of any novel. This workshop is designed to give you the tools you need to create strong, believable motivation that will drive your story from beginning to end. We'll discuss how to avoid cliched and contrived motivations, how to build on your basic characterization to create characters that actively push your story forward. We'll also tackle that dreaded nemesis of so many writers -- author intrusion.

This is the full version of the workshop presented at the RWA Conference in Washington, DC. It's a great follow-up to our workshop on characterization, but can also stand alone, especially if you've already some preliminary work with your characters. -- $25.00

For more information about this, or any of our workshop booklets, come to our website and click on the tab for the booklet(s) that interests you. 

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Also available:

Spinning Straw into Gold:  The Art and Craft of Revisions
Creating Characters with Character
Plotting the Organic Way
Riding the Emotional Roller-Coaster
Mastering Scene and Sequel
In and Out: Putting Characters in Conflict
There's Not Room for Both of Us: Avoiding Author Intrusion

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Oct 11, 2012

Creating Characters with Character

For the next 4 days, pick up a copy of CREATING CHARACTERS WITH CHARACTER (an intermediate level craft workshop) for only $20. That's a 20% discount off the regular retail price. Just send an e-mail requesting a copy of the booklet to: classes@dancingoncoals.com and we'll send you an invoice payable through PayPal. (For some reason our PayPal buttons are experiencing technical difficulty.) Your e-book will be delivered to your e-mail inbox when your purchase is complete.

Why should you grab your copy?

From hero and heroine to protagonist and antagonist, main characters to sidekicks and walk-ons, you'll learn the art and craft of breathing life into the characters in your story. Learn how to uncover what drives your characters, what they want and what they value. Explore the best uses of point-of-view and perspective, and learn how to find your characters' unique voices. Learn successful techniques for conducting character interviews and getting your characters' emotions out of your head and onto the page.

You'll walk away from this workshop knowing how to add those special touches that will take your characters from ordinary to extraordinary in every book you write.

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