MASTER CLASS: Showing & Telling with Brenda Chin

Craft MASTER CLASS: Showing & Telling with Brenda Chin

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Award-winning editor Brenda Chin has worked in the romance industry for more than 32 years. Throughout her many years with Harlequin, she had the opportunity to work with some of the best writers in the business, often buying their first book. Brenda is offering her expertise to help authors go beyond the basics of writing fiction.

Learn about tools of the trade and practices that will take your story to the next level.

How to Show, not Tell

It’s one of the first things an author is told he/she should do, but doing it right isn’t always easy. Find out ways to make your storytelling exciting and evocative.

· How to do it
· Tricks to flush out ‘telling scenes’
Other events or classes in this series
Creating Complex Characters - FEB 28 - MAR 6

It’s through your protagonists that a reader enters the story. Learn how to create characters readers can’t help but want to follow.
· Looking at archetypes for inspiration
· What you have to get across when developing a character.

Understanding Point of View - MAR 7 - MAR 13

Using point of view effectively is critical for making readers care about your characters. Find out how to use this element to make your story stay with readers long after they put the book down.
· The types of point of view – when and how to use them
· Knowing which point of view to use
· How to tell when you’ve slipped

Layering - MAR 14 - MAR 20

Once you’ve got the bare bones of your story, it’s time for layering. But what kind of elements need to be layered? The possibilities are endless…as long as you do it right.
· Building a book is like building a house. You can’t stop at the foundation.
· The B storyline – how does it interact with the main plot?
· Subplots – do you need them?

Creating Conflict that Works - MAR 21 - MAR 27

A weak conflict is the number one reason why manuscripts get rejected. Learn how to make yours bulletproof.
· The various types of conflict. Which ones work best for what you’re writing.
· How much conflict is enough? And what makes a conflict believable.

Self-Editing - MAR 28 - APR 3

Typing ‘The End’, doesn’t mean you’re finished. Discover what an editor looks for in a manuscript, and uncover the tools you’ll need to make your book seem like it’s been professionally edited.
· A checklist for making sure you’ve done the big stuff right.
· How to double-check the small stuff, and computer programs that can help.
Brenda Chin
Start date
Feb 21, 2022 at 9:00 AM
End date
Feb 28, 2022 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Feb 24, 2022 at 12:50 AM
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This is an area I needed to work on so I registered for the class. The class and its notes will be a great help to me to improve my writing and to fix what I already have written which requires revising and editing. Thank You!