Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Promo Wednesday

Don't forget to go to Brenda Novak's Online Auction for Diabetes tomorrow- May 1st and start bidding on some awesome items. Reads from agents and editors, trips, awesome gift baskets and more!

I found out yesterday that I AM teaching a workshop at the First Annual Historical Romance Writers Conference. It is being held Wednesday, July 30th in conjunction with the RWA National Conference. This is an event usually run strictly by the Beau Monde (Regency) chapter, but this year they asked the Hearts Through History, historical romance online RWA chapter to team up with them to capture more historical writers.

My workshop will be: Characters of the West. I had started gathering information when I proposed the workshop. When I didn't hear back, I figured I wasn't picked and dropped the ball on putting it all together. Now, I'm gathering the information all together and deciding the most useful information and how to package it in an entertaining way.

But before I can really sink my teeth in and put this workshop together, I have to put the finishing touches on the one I'm giving to my RWA chapter in May. So besides writing and all my other duties, I'm whipping together two workshops.

If you've attended workshops what were some things the instructor did that made it memorable other than the information? Her personality, the introduction of information, goodies, freebies....


Nicole McCaffrey said...

For me, if the instructor can manage to put forth the info in a way that doesn't put me to sleep, LOL, I'm grateful. Nothing worse than going to a workshop only to hear someone drone on in a monotone, or just read from a handout. I want anecdotes and trivia--things to lighten the mood and liven things up.

I'm not too worried about anyone being bored by any workshop you're giving, though, LOL. Not gonna happen.

Paty Jager said...

Thanks Nic! I'm going to try and give interesting info in a fun way.