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    Craft Does Your Car Have Good Tires--How Dialogue Drives Your Story with Kathy Otten

    One of the most common reasons manuscripts are rejected is because the author tells too much of the story and fails to engage the reader by showing action. Dialogue is action. It’s one of the best ways to show your story. Good dialogue is like having good tires on your car. Dialogue grips the...
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    Craft Driving Through Tunnels—What Does Your Character Fear Most? with Kathy Otten

    What is your biggest fear? Monsters beneath the bed? Walking to your car late at night? Everyone fears something, including your characters. In this workshop we’ll dig deep into those fears and learn how those fears create the tension that keeps the reader turning pages. More information to...
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    Craft The People We Meet—Using Body Language To Show Emotion with Kathy Otten

    The People We Meet—Using Body Language To Show Emotion. As writers we are constantly reminded to show, not tell our stories. Understanding how your characters react to the story problems and to other characters is a key element in connecting your readers to your characters in a believable way...