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Saturday, November 7, 2015

"Romantic Suspense Presentation at the Black Writers' Guild"

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, I presented a workshop titled - "Smooches and Murder: The Elixir to Writing a Successful Romantic Suspense Novel," to the Black Writers' Guild in Baltimore, MD. The agenda covered the following topics:
  • Defining the romantic suspense genre
  • Common elements of a romantic suspense novel
  • The importance of research
  • Opening with a bang
  • Plot development
  • Heightening the tension (conflicts)
  • Character development (protagonist, villain)
  • Creating a satisfying ending
  • Appendices (Story Planning Questionnaire, Planning Action Engagement, Plotting Sheet, Character Questionnaire)
  • Wrap Up
         The audience participation throughout the presentation and the Q & A session was great! And had a FANTASTIC time presenting to them! 
         Also, Vickie Oliver-Lawson, a Baltimore Arts Education Examiner covered the workshop presentation and wrote a wonderful article for the Examiner. You can check it out at: http://www.examiner.com/article/writing-becomes-suspenseful-for-baltimore-organization

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