Martha will be teaching three writing workshops in March and April:
North Texas RWA: The Road to Flaming Great Dialogue Starts With Growing Great Characters!
2-hour Zoom workshop: 12 p.m. EST (9 a.m. PST/11 a.m. CST), free for members, $20 for non-members
There’s no way your character can authentically voice a fabulous comeback, desperate plea or brilliant courtroom argument until you know exactly how s/he operates! Through discussion and writing exercises in which you’ll actively work on your own characters and scenes, Martha Engber, author of GROWING GREAT CHARACTERS FROM THE GROUND UP will first explain how to grow your characters, whether for a memoir, novel, screenplay or other project. Then she’ll teach you the secret to fantastic dialogue that leads to exciting, unforgettable scenes where your characters truly speak for themselves!
Las Vegas Writers Conference April 8 - 10
9 a.m. Fri., April 9: Flaming Good Dialogue: How to Create Unforgettable Characters Through Exchanges That Singe
You think you’ve got fantastic, unique, bestselling characters? You’ll have to prove that to readers, not only through your characters’ actions, but also by what they say, how and when they speak is almost as important as what words they use. In this workshop, you’ll not only learn how to sidestep the most common dialogue pitfalls, including why characters all too often wind up sounding alike, but also how to employ the five techniques that will make your characters unique and eminently believable.
11 a.m. Sat., April 10: The Little Red Riding Hood Dilemma: What Kind of Publisher to Aim for, Big, Medium/Small, Self (Publishing)
Over 300,000 books a year are published in the United States alone. That intense competition pushes authors toward three avenues: publication through a big publisher, a medium or small publisher, or self publishing. This workshop will offer the advantages and disadvantages to each, while helping participants form a concrete path for their current project that includes resources for pursuing that route.
In anticipation of so many of your stories pouring fourth as a result, and to encourage them, she's offering the bellow giveaway.
Entry is easy! Follow her on Facebook or Instagram and under the post featuring the below flyer, tell her what you're currently working on. If you've always wanted to write, enter! If you have loved ones who aspire to pen stories, pass on the news!