RWA San Diego will be offering the following online classes in 2016. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are conducted on Yahoo Groups. Questions? Please email rwasd.training@gmail.com

CANCELLED August 8 - 21, 2016 - The Building Blocks of Writer's Block...and How to Knock Them Down - Chris Mandeville

 

Cost: $15 (RWA-SD members) / $20 (Non-RWA-SD members)

 

Whether you believe in writer’s block or not, all writers get stuck, stumped, or stalled at some point in their careers. This workshop presents tried and tested techniques for preventing writer's block and for overcoming writer's block, complete with real-world examples.  Attendees will leave the workshop armed with tools to help them prepare their lives to prevent getting stuck, as well as help them get unstuck should they find themselves blocked.

September 1 - 28, 2016 - What Reading Top-Selling Authors Can Teach You About Writing - Rebecca Hunter

 

Cost: $20 (RWA-SD members) / $25 (Non-RWA-SD members)

 

This is the course that was never offered in your English department! We will look at bestselling romance from a critical perspective and learn what these authors are doing right—and how we can do these things in our own books.

September 12 - 25, 2016 - Contraception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth in History - Georgie Lee

 

Cost: $15 (RWA-SD members) / $20 (Non-RWA-SD members)

 

During this two week class, participants will be taken through the ins and outs of the history of contraception, pregnancy and childbirth from medieval times up through the Victorian era, from a writer’s perspective. Lectures will cover the training and techniques of midwives and doctors, as well as the medicines, pain relief, complications and mortality rates surrounding childbirth. Period nomenclature, tools and other details necessary for writers looking to craft realistic scenes will be discussed, as well as methods of contraception available and how information about it was disseminated. Firsthand accounts from medical practitioners and their patients will help provide a full picture of pregnancy and childbirth in the time before antibiotics, epidurals and germ theory.

October 3 - 30, 2016 - Writing Erotic Romance and Erotica - Susan Palmquist

 

Cost: $20 (RWA-SD members) / $25 (Non-RWA-SD members)

 

Ever thought about stepping up the heat in your romance novel? Considered writing a sexy story that has your readers becoming hot under the collar as they take in each word? Or maybe you’ve even wondered what it would be like to pen erotica. In this workshop, you’ll learn what exactly defines an erotic romance and erotica. Learn what separates a good one from a not so hot one. The taboos and where to draw the line. What erotica is and is not. Different kinds of erotic romances, and finally, markets for your story.

November 1 - 30, 2016 - Scrivener for Writers - Patrick Haggerty

 

Cost: $20 (RWA-SD members) / $25 (Non-RWA-SD members)

 

Scrivener is the premier application for the creation of novels, novellas, and like works. It allows you to write your story the way you want and helps you integrate your research, planning, writing, etc. all into one tool. This course will teach you, the writer, how to best use Scrivener for everything from planning your scenes to generating output for your publisher.