Visiting Tampa to Present Writing Workshops


I’m pleased to announce my pal Priscilla Kissinger and I will be visiting Tampa this spring to present two workshops for the Tampa Area Romance Authors (TARA).

meandprissIt’s always fun to meet new writers and to talk about the craft of writing. TARA is a chapter of the Romance Writers of America™ –arguably the best organization around for published and aspiring writers. Details of the date, location, and topics to be covered follow. If you are in the Tampa area and you love writing, I hope you’ll attend. Visitors are welcome.


Tampa Area Romance Authors Monthly Meeting


May 10th, 2014 – Saturday
10 AM – 3 PM with a Break for Lunch


Piccadilly Cafeteria
11810 North Dale Mabry Highway
Greater Carrollwood‎, FL


Balancing Emotion and Pacing for Unforgettable Fiction

Authors know that emotion is the key to engaging readers in the story, but we’re often urged to trim backstory and inner dialogue and focus on driving the story forward. This workshop will provide practical tools to get that critical emotion on the page without bogging down your story. Balancing emotion and pacing will deliver the emotional impact your story needs to keep readers turning pages and push a scene or novel beyond competent to unforgettable.

Embracing Love Scenes

The thought of writing a love scene often has the power to make a writer moan, and not in a good way. Covering the roles, types, and elements of love scenes, this workshop will arm you with the tools and tips you’ll need to tackle love scenes with passion and excitement.

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