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Author Connie Flynn Speaks to TucsonRWA

Morning session:
Author Connie Flynn presents
The Heart of a Page Turner: Chapters, Scenes, Movements & Beats

Have you read books that keep you up way late at night even though you have to rise early the next day? Ever wonder what the author's secret was?

Chances are it is the author's skillful use of beats, which are small units that  pose and answer questions. Beats connect every action in the story to the one before and the one following. Beats in turn become movements that become scenes that become chapters. When these units or prose are started and stopped at their most effective spots, you create a gripping page turner no matter the type of story.

Connie Flynn will cover the purpose of each story of these unit, but will mostly concentrate on the elegance of the tiny beat that forms them all. If time permits, this session will include a hands-on exercise.

Afternoon session:
Author Connie Flynn presents
Tweeting Your Way to Success

Twitter is not social media, at least not in a social way. It's more like the classified, with short blurbs about products and services that are designed to catch attention and build name recognition.

To achieve this design it's important to understand the way Twitter works and to write tweets that will most effectively grab attention in this sea of information floating in cyberspace.

Connie Flynn will cover the basics of how Twitter works and then go into how to build tweets that will catch enough attention that readers remember them. This program includes some hands-on time in which members will compose their own tweets.

Meeting fee of $25 (member) or $30 (nonmember) includes lunch. Reservation and advanced payment at recommended, although walk-ins are also welcome (soup and salad bar lunch option only).

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  • Michael C.

    Connie is always fun, but then I am slightly biased.

    March 23, 2014

  • Laura R.

    Connie had a lot of good ideas.

    January 25, 2014

  • Beverly C.

    The has a lot of great things to say but her presentation style is often hard to follow.

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am in school for a forensics photographer and I have a class on the 25th :( with I could make it and hope to make one in the future.

    January 16, 2014

    • vloebel

      Sorry you're not going to be able to make it, but we have a lot of great programs coming up during the rest of the year! Hope to see you soon

      January 16, 2014

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