Just a reminder, this is the last class I’m teaching for this year. If you’ve been wanting to take my workshop now’s the time! Remember, National Novel Writing Month is in November along with Thanksgiving, then Christmas and the New Year.
I’d love to see you and help you reach your writing goals!
Hugs to all!
Tambra Nicole Kendall
The Essential Guide to Plotting and Characterization
Online Workshop for the Hearts Through History Romance Writers of America Chapter
When: 10/2/2017- 10/27/2017
In this course, we will discuss how to plot a story, what keeps it moving, and how storytellers drag readers into a fictional world and keep them there. We will learn story structure, pacing, world building, how to connect the beginning, middle and end, and much more.
Lesson One: Brainstorming
Lesson Two: Backstory, Plot Sketches, Show, Don’t Tell and Effective Description
Lesson Three: Character is Action, Plot is Action
Lesson Four: GMC – Goal, Motivation and Conflict Goal, Urgency, Motivation
Lesson Five: Writing Strong Characters and Viewpoint, Deep Point of View, Stimulus and Response
Lesson Six: Sagging Middles
Lesson Seven: Scene and Sequel Structure
Lesson Eight: Plotting Methods
Lesson Nine: Creating Dimensional Characters
Lesson Ten: Adding Tension and Danger
Lesson Eleven: Writing Sexual Tension
Lesson Twelve: Basic Worldbuilding
Presenter, Tambra Nicole Kendall:
I knew when I was 12 years old I wanted to write romance. All those summers spent at the public library reading Nancy Drew, historical romance, and category romance infused my love of the romance genre.
Authors who have influenced my writing are Sherrilyn Kenyon, Angela Knight, Deidre Knight, Christina Dodd, Arnette Lamb, Kerrelyn Sparks, Kimberly Raye, Stephen Lawhead and Jim Butcher. I’m a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and the following chapters: Northwest Houston, Kiss of Death Romantic Suspense chapter, Futuristic, Fantasy and Paranormal and Celtic Hearts Romance Chapter.
My publishing credits include nonfiction: magazine, newspaper and trade publications.
I illustrated, wrote and self-published a specialty children’s book on ADHD. A few years later, I took the Institute for Children’s Literature course continuing my interest in writing for children while learning the craft of romance writing.
Teaching is my way to give back to others and I teach when time allows. In the past, I’ve given workshops to various RWA chapters and Savvy Authors and on occasion at my local college.