Workshops

 

Workshops offered by Tami Cowden:

How to Teach an Absolutely Fabulous Online Class

Learn to use online workshops to promote your skills and services, as well as for fun and profit. Whether teaching a single seminar or conducting a series of workshops, this class will show you the secrets to keeping your online audience interested, motivated, and coming back for more.

Speak Out: using Presentations as a Promotional Tool

Learn to use public speaking and presentations to promote your skills and services. Whether you are presenting a project proposal, teaching a single seminar, or conducting a series of workshops, this class will show you the secrets to keeping your audience interested and motivated.

Anatomy of a Scene: Creating Full Bodies Scenes for your Novel

Scenes are the building blocks of a strong novel. Each scene must advance the storyline, but they can do much more: reveal character, increase tension, develop atmosphere, set a mood, and that is just the beginning. Learn to build your scene from the inside out - starting with the skeleton, adding muscle and tissue, and finally, fleshing it out.

The Hero Revealed: The Eight Hero Archetypes

Create characters that reach out and grab your reader – characters that have built in connections to audiences. The eight male literary archetypes, found in fiction since humans first began telling stories, will help you develop characters that resonate with your readers’ soul.

The Heroine Revealed: The Eight Heroine Archetypes

Create characters that reach out and grab your reader – characters that have built in connections to audiences. The eight female literary archetypes, found in fiction since humans first began telling stories, will help you develop characters that resonate with your readers’ soul.

The above two workshops may be combined into a single two-hour workshop, or combined with Fallen Heroes, From Lust to Love or Putting Personality on the Page for an all day workshop

Fallen Heroes - the Sixteen Villain Archetypes

A villain is the hero of his own story - and is every bit as important as the heroic characters. This workshop identifies and examines the motivations of the 16 literary villain archetypes, and shows what happens when heroes and heroines turn to the dark side.

From Lust to Love: Achieving Believable Romantic Resolution

In the real world, a lasting romance rarely happens in the few days or weeks over which a romance novel is set. Yet over and over again we read about the accelerated development of a loving bond between two people. Why do some books make us happily sigh as we read the last page, while other make us shrug and murmur, “I give it a few months?” How do writers show the progress of the relationship from lust to love in a believable way? This workshops outlines the steps in the development of a lasting love relations, beginning with the initial meeting, traveling though mutual respect, then trust, and finally love.

Putting Personality on the Page: Showing Character to the Reader

While much is written on ways to discover the nature of your character’s … well … character, we don’t seem to hear too much about is how the writer can convey personality to the reader. This hands-on workshop focusing on sure-fire ways to help the reader "get" your characters.

Hero v. Villain: Developing Plot Through the Character of Protagonists and Antagonists

Participants in this workshop will learn to craft dynamic protagonists and antagonists with believable motivations, and to use their characters to develop a satisfying plot where heroic qualities grow and triumph over strongly crafted villains.


More topics always in the works!

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