Learn, Grow, and Thrive With Our Upcoming Classes!
RWASD offers fantastic online classes, ranging from business to craft and everything in between. You don’t have to be a member of RWASD to participate but you do get a discount if you are!
Here’s a couple we have coming up!
SOCIAL MEDIA FOR WRITERS AND OTHERS
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Livejournal, LinkedIn, Klout, Goodreads, Tsu — It’s enough to make you pull the covers over your head and pretend they don’t exist. But the fact remains that readers are looking to find new books and authors. Social media is a great way to reach them. This course will help you build your readership, without having hours upon hours to spend figuring out what each of these social media sites offer. This is also an introductory course on social media. You will learn how to set up a profile on each of these sites, the do’s and don’t’s, how to upload pictures and how to protect your privacy. We’ll also go over the terminology used (hashtag, poke, etc.), emoticons ( ? ) and text speak (tl;dr, smh). We’ll also touch on handling multiple pen names and streamlining your social media accounts. USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt has over 3500 followers on Twitter and a Klout score of 62.
USA Today bestselling author, Jamie K. Schmidt, writes erotic contemporary love stories and paranormal romances. Her steamy, romantic comedy Life’s a Beach reached #65 on USA Today, #2 on Barnes & Noble and #9 on Amazon. Her Club Inferno series from Random House’s Loveswept line has hit both the Amazon and Barnes & Noble top one hundred lists and the first book in the series, Heat put her on the USA Today bestseller list. Her dragon paranormal romance series from Entangled Publishing, has been called “fun and quirky” and “endearing.” Partnered with New York Times bestselling author and former porn actress, Jenna Jameson, Jamie’s hardcover debut, SPICE, continues Jenna’s FATE trilogy.
MEDICINE FROM 1840 TO 1900: REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAYS TO HEAL OR KILL YOUR CHARACTERS
Dates: April 3-28th, 2017
In the mid 19th century, radical developments in science and technology helped to revolutionize the treatment and understanding of illness and disease. After centuries of medicine remaining almost unchanged since ancient times, the introduction of anesthetics, germ theory, more scientific methods, and better training and equipment forever changed people’s approach to illness and disease.
In this workshop, participants will be taken through the ins and outs of medicine from 1840 until 1900, the Victorian era, from a writer’s perspective. Topics will include the training and techniques of doctors and surgeons, as well as the medicines and pain relief available, hospitals, infection, treatments, and common diseases. Period nomenclature, tools and other details necessary for writers looking to craft realistic scenes will also be highlighted. Firsthand accounts from medical practitioners and their patients will help provide a full picture of medicine after the introduction of germ theory, anesthetics, and antiseptic practices.
Instructor: Georgie Lee
Award winning author Georgie Lee was born and raised in San Diego where she also attended college, majoring in television and film production. She began her professional writing career at a local cable TV station writing marketing videos, promotional spots and public service announcements, some of which still haunt the airwaves.
Blinded by the dazzling lights of Hollywood, she headed north to Los Angeles where she earned her MA in Screenwriting, met her husband, and settled into a career in the interesting but strange world of the entertainment industry.
A lifelong history buff, Georgie hasn’t given up hope that she will one day inherit a title and a manor house. Until then, she fulfills her dreams of lords, ladies and a season in London through her stories. She writes Regency set historical romance for Harlequin Historical. When not writing, she can be found reading non-fiction history or watching any movie with a costume and an accent. Please visit www.georgie-lee.com to learn more about Georgie and her books.