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The workshop schedule for 2008 RWA National is now online.

Thursday, July 31
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Writing Between the Lines (CRAFT) — Elizabeth Hoyt
Writing fantastic dialogue can lift your book from good to sold. This workshop will cover the mechanics of dialogue, how to tell if your dialogue is working, and how to show what your characters are thinking when they’re not speaking.

Friday, August 1
9:45-10:45 a.m.
Beyond Brainstorming: Stirring Stories in the Creative Cauldron (CRAFT) — Mary Jo Putney, Susan King, and Patricia Rice
Three best-selling, award-winning authors teach brainstorming techniques for all stages of a writing career.


The Secret Handshake for Writing a Successful Series (CRAFT) — Pat White, Michelle Grajkowski, and Stephanie Rowe
Learn to create a successful series by mastering set-up, layering, and character arcs with two award-winning authors and an agent.

Friday, August 1
3:15-4:15 p.m.
[This one might prove amusing, and who knows, I might learn something!]
Secrets to Writing Better (and Sexier) Love Scenes (CRAFT) — Cara Summers
An award-winning, multipublished Harlequin author shares everything she learned in the process of turning herself into a Blaze author. Learn to distinguish between sensuality, sexual awareness, sexual attraction, and sexual tension and how to use them to create love scenes unique to your characters.

Saturday, August 2
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Writing the Hot Historical (CRAFT) — Janet Mullany, Helen Breitweiser, and Pam Rosenthal
An agent and two authors guide you to creating a convincing historical world (while turning up the heat), with a glance at the market today.

Saturday, August 2
9:45-10:45 a.m.
Plotting for Erotica (CRAFT) — Cathy Yardley
Romance and chick-lit author Cathy Yardley shares how to develop a plot that creatively and satisfactorily sustains the intense level of sensuality today's erotic romance demands.

Saturday, August 2
12:45-1:45 p.m.
Doddering Butlers, Pert Housemaids, and Faithful Retainers: Busting the Servant Myths (RESEARCH) — Janet Mullany
Award-winning author Janet Mullany teaches how to use servants as characters and plot devices and how to add flavor and authenticity to your historical romance novel.


Writing—and Selling—Crossover Fiction (CRAFT) — Eileen Wilks, Ann Aguirre, Catherine Asaro, and Cindy Hwang
The panel, including a newly published author in urban fantasy, an established paranormal romance author, a best-selling science-fiction author, and an editor who buys and publishes crossover fiction, will present a variety of viewpoints on this timely topic.

Saturday, August 2
4:30-5:30 p.m.
[I don't know if I'd enjoy this one in the enjoyment sense, but I think I should go. It's like vitamins!]
A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing the Fiction Synopsis (CRAFT) — Pam McCutcheon
How can you possibly condense your masterpiece into a few pages? Find out how in this step-by-step workshop by an award-winning author.

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