SARA HUMPHREYS ALL DAY WRITER’S WORKSHOP FEBRUARY 25, 2017
$ 85.00 Character Development, World Building, & Staying Healthy While Writing
9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Homewood Suites by Hilton, 2 Farm Glen Rd., Farmington, CT 06032
Sara Humphreys is the award-winning author of multiple paranormal and contemporary romance series.
BRAVE THE HEAT, the first book in The McGuire Brothers series, was nominated for the RT Reviewers Choice Award for Best Contemporary Romance 2015. The third book in the Amoveo series, UNTAMED, won two PRISM awards–Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. The third novel in the Dead in the City series, VAMPIRES NEVER CRY WOLF, won the RT Reviewers Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance 2015. The first two novels in her vampire series were nominated for the National Readers Choice Award. Sara is also a professional actress. Some of her television credits include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me. In 2017, she can be seen in the indie film CARL, the real life story of Carl Denaro who was shot by the Son of Sam and survived.
For a full list of Sara’s books and reading order, please visit her website: www.sarahumphreys.com.
Character Development, World Building, & Staying Healthy While Writing
$ 85.00 **All day coffee bar, catered lunch, & 1-year CORW membership**
-or- $70.00 Workshop only – $25.00 1 year Membership only
9 a.m. Meet & Greet, 10-11: World Building part 1, 11 Coffee Break,
11:15-12 World Building part 2, 12-1 Lunch, 1-2 Character Development,
2 Coffee Break, 2:15-3 Staying Healthy While Writing
*Participants bring: favorite note-taking device, comfy clothes, & a hero and heroine
to develop for 1-2p.m. Character Development session.*
Contact: Emily Black 860-729-5364 or EDakotaBlack@gmail.com
Finessing the First Page a Fabulous Event!!!
(From L to R: Jamie K. Schmidt, Rebecca Slitt, Sandra Marton, Dee Davis, Kathe Robin, Linda Ingmanson)
For those who attended, especially our distinguished panel, a huge & heartfelt THANK YOU!! For those who were unable to attend, you were missed! CORW will be putting on another event just like this next Fall, so stay tuned for details! Until then, some take-aways from our experts on First Page MUSTS:
‘The story starts when the bottle falls off the table’, instructed Chief Historical Reviewer for RTBookLovers as she pushed her water bottle closer and closer to the end of the table. ‘That is where the story begins’ (aka: the inciting Incident).
Other gems of the day for First Pages (Collectively attributed to entire panel):
The difference between a good writer and a great writer is mastering Point of View!!
First pages MUST hook the reader
First pages must show the main character and their actions (not thoughts, dreams, etc. And starting with the main character is important because that is who the reader will connect with first).
The first page asks a question that will be answered with the rest of the book. This is a promise to the reader. Keep it!
Push your idea outside of the ‘normal’ box – be different!
The first page must also show the (main) characters and the plot, or an element of the plot
In short, first pages answer or begin to answer most of these questions: who, what, where, when, and why.
Last but not least, make your submission copy error free! One miss-spelled word is probably acceptable, but more than one spelling or grammar error will kick your reader- aka an Editor or an Agent (gasp)!- out of your story and probably lose your chance to get them to want more from you.
Most of all, we were all encouraged to continue writing and perfecting our chosen craft!