OCCRWA Proudly Presents:

March 12 April 8, 2012

Its Not Just a Point of View

with Shannon Donnelly

Shannon DonnellyAbout the Class:

Third person, first person, multiple viewpoints, single – all of it can be confusing.  What works?  When do you shift viewpoint, how and, more importantly, why?  And, how do you take POV so deep that a reader feels everything a character feels?
This workshop will cover some basic elements of POV control.  In particular, we'll look at how control over viewpoint can increase the emotion for the reader.  Exercises will be used to sharpen POV control, which is one of the most fundamental and strongest techniques in any writer's tool box.
This workshop covers:

  • Types of POV - advantages & disadvantages to each
  • Which character's eyes to use
  • How to know when POV is slipping
  • POV and tense (past vs. present vs. future
  • Changing POV smoothly & effectively
  • Deepening the POV - getting inside your characters

About the Instructor:

Shannon Donnelly's writing has won numerous awards, including a RITA nomination for Best Regency and the Grand Prize in the "Minute Maid Sensational Romance Writer" contest, judged by Nora Roberts.  Her books have been recognized with RWA's Golden Heart; the Laurel Wreath; the Winter Rose and Bookseller's Best awards and have been accorded finalists honors in the Holt Medallion, the Colorado ACE, Golden Quill and others competitions.  Her work has repeatedly earned 4½ Star Top Pick reviews from Romantic Times magazine, as well as praise from Booklist and other reviewers, who note: "simply superb"..."wonderfully uplifting"....and "beautifully written."

In addition to her Regency romances, Shannon has had published several novellas as part of larger anthologies, along with young young adult horror storie.  She also is the author of several computer games.

Currently a member of several RWA chapters , she is a past-president of the Beau Monde, Regency Chapter of RWA.  She has spoken at writer conferences, including RWA's national conference, and regularly conducts online workshops.  Her abiding passions include – besides writing--her dogs, reading, gardening, painting, belly dancing, and the ever present horses in her life.  She can be found online at www.sd-writer.com and twitter.com/sdwriter.

Enrollment Information
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