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Betsy  sent you this message from Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum on Meetup:

"Hi Dave,
My name is Betsy Stimpert, and I'm the co-organizer of an 800+ member Writer's Meetup in Atlanta. Our organizer, Christina Ranallo, recently spoke about "The Heroes Journey" at the Crossroads Writer's Conference in Macon, GA. Because of the overwhelming response to her lecture, We've organized 6 free conference calls to go over the various aspect of what writers need to finish their novels. These calls are completely free, and we thought they might be something you would want to offer to your members. If so, I've pasted our introductory email below. Feel free to forward to anyone you feel would benefit from these calls.

I wish you continued success in growing your group of writers. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you in the future.



Did you meet your writing goals for 2012? Did you finish your novel? If not, join Christina Ranallo for a series of free calls designed to get your work out of your head, on to the paper and in a form that will get you published.

Straight off the success of her lecture on the Heroes Journey at the Crossroads Writers Conference, Christina will teach you how to expand your storytelling abilities and get your novel finished.

So sign up below, call in, and let’s get writing. (Calls will be recorded, so sign up even if you can’t make it live. No excuses!)


Call #1 October 30th - 1:00-2:00 EST

Story Cycle: Where it all begins. If you want a passionate, compelling, indelible story you must follow the Story Cycle. In this first call Christina Ranallo gives you her spin on “The Heroes’ Journey” and teaches you how to take your story from concept to completed novel by combining traditional script writing techniques and proven story writingformats. Learn the secret that published author already know.

Call #2 November 6th - 1:00-2:00 EST

Honing Your Idea: Can you describe your story in one sentence? If not, your idea isn’t clear enough to allow you to write your novel. In this call you’ll learn how to craft a premise that you can build a plot around. It’s only when you hone your premise that you can execute your story, and pitch it with confidence.

Call #3 November 13th - 1:00-2:00 EST

Characters: How well do you know them? If you don’t know them, your readers won’t care to get to know them. Well-written characters are physiologically, sociologically and psychologically developed. In this call we’ll cover everything from archetypes to point of view to character backstory. Without any one of these elements, your characters will be flat and so will your story. This call teaches you how to write characters that your readers will never forget.

Call #4 November 20th - 1:00-2:00 EST

10 Tools of Dialogue & Voice: Most novels are 50%+ dialogue, are your character’s words worthy of that? Well-crafted dialogue moves the story along, sounds authentic and in line with your characters and premise. Without strong dialogue you eliminate the connection btw the reader and the story. Learn to write as you speak and give your characters a unique, but believable, voice.

Call #5 November 27th - 1:00-2:00 EST

Plot: Does your story stall in themiddle? Most writers start with a great idea but can’t see their story through to the end. Plot gives you the markers that light your path. This call builds on the Story Cycle call by teaching you how to add tension and conflict, subplots, depth, foreshadowing and flashbacks to keep your story moving to the satisfying and logical end.

Call #6 December 4th - 1:00-2:00 EST

Deconstructing a Scene: Learn the best-kept secret in writing; the key to writing any novel is to build it one scene at a time. In this call you’ll learn the essential elements of scene -- goal, obstacle, failure and reaction. And you’ll learn how to connect the scenes in a way that leaves the reader eager to turn the page. Scenes buildnovels.

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IN THE WORDS OF WRITERS (also known as testimonials)

“I left Christina's Hero's Journey talk inspired and motivated to write a better book. Her passion for good writing was evident and she gives you the building blocks to not only tell your story, but tell it well.

-Kevin Maurer: print journalist and co-author “No Easy Day” the first hand account of the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

“Thanks for the wonderful workshop, Christina…. You helped me fix a plot hole that’s been confounding me for YEARS now. I look forward to finally finishing this novel this November. Thank you.”

-Heather Dudley: NaNoWriMo Lead Forums Moderator"

-- Betsy 

Member since August 14, 2011

A member of
* PenPaperWrite Writers Group
* PenPaperWrite Writers Group Atlanta
* Alpharetta Novel and Short Story Writing group
* The Nashville Writers Meetup
* The Atlanta Songwriters Group

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