Walking That Consent Line

BDSM (Bondage, Domination, Submission/Sadism, Masochism) and kidnap/captivity stories are all the rage. But why? Is it all just a kinky fad? No! These questionable consent/loss of control stories are about a deeper, darker aspect of human nature. One that taps into both psychological and story dynamite.

In this class, students will learn where the lines of consent, questionable consent and non-consent lie – and also which genres tolerate how much line-crossing. The role of the reader in giving consent will be examined and students will learn techniques for mining the tension around those lines. Finally, the concepts of redemption and what exactly can be forgiven will be explored. Writers will be able to submit short scenes to the instructor or the group for feedback.

Instructor Bio

Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author with a writing career that spans decades. Her works include non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, and novels. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. Her essays have appeared in many publications, including Redbook.

Her most recent works include a number of fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns;  the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and an erotic  contemporary serial novel, Master of the Opera, which released beginning January 2, 2014. A fourth series, the fantasy trilogy The Twelve Kingdoms, will hit the shelves starting in May 2014 and a fifth, the highly anticipated erotic romance trilogy, Falling Under, will release starting in July. 

She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a very handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

Jeffe can be found online at her website: JeffeKennedy.com, every Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog, on Facebook, and pretty much constantly on Twitter @jeffekennedy. She is represented by Pam van Hylckama Vlieg of Foreword Literary.

Date: June 2-13, 2014
Cost: $20.00 (RWA-SD members) / $25.00 (non RWA-SD members)
Instructor: Jeffe Kennedy
Open to: All


To Enroll


1. Email

Send email to the RWASD training coordinator, (rwasd.training@gmail.com), including the following information:

  • Your name:
  • Class title: Walking That Consent Line
  • Email address:
    - The email address you will use to interact with the class
  • Where you heard about the workshop

Without this information, your enrollment in the class could be delayed.

2. Payment

The class fee is $20.00 (RWA-SD members) or $25.00 (non RWA-SD members)

By check:

Make your check payable to "RWASD" and write on it the class title and your email address.  Checks are subject to our check return policy. Send to:

RWA San Diego
Attn: Online Training
P.O. Box 711677
Santee,  CA  92072-1677

By PayPal:

RWA-SD Member $20 fee:


Non RWA-SD member $25 fee:


3. Learn

Before the class begins, the RWA San Diego training coordinator will email instructions for accessing the class to you. Enjoy your class!


Future RWA-SD Workshops:

Title: Walking That Consent Line
Instructor: Jeffe Kennedy
Date: June 2 - 13

Title: Not My Circus, Not My Monkey: Navigating the Social Side of Publishing
Instructor: Melissa Cutler
Date: June 2 - 13

Title: Secrets of a Research Ninja
Instructor: Kristen Koster
Date: June 16 - 27

Title: Infusing Your Scenes With Action
Instructor: Lisa Kessler
Date: July 7 - 18

Title: The Total Package: Revamping Your Query, Synopsis and First Chapter so You'll Stand Out From the Slush
Instructor: Melissa Cutler
Date: September 8 - 26

Subscribe to RWA-SD Online Class Notices