The Romantic Women's Fiction Chapter of RWA
Working the Muddle Out of Your Middle
An Online Workshop by
Cheryl St. John
March 1- 29, 2016
It happens to everyone at some time or another--that muddle when you reach the middle of a book. Ever lost energy and drive? Ever thought you didn't have enough story? Ever panicked because you had too much story? Most of us know what it's like to stall out, but there are steps you can take to keep your story moving forward.
Every writer needs to know that just because a certain scene or chapter or book is difficult to write, your talent has not deserted you. There are techniques that will carry you across that difficult stretch more effectively.
In Cheryl St.John's four week workshop, WORKING THE MUDDLE OUT OF YOUR MIDDLE, she will offer suggestions on how to focus during this challenging stage of the story. Having written and published over fifty books, she knows each book will be a different challenge that no one solution will always help. She'll show you how to come against destructive self-doubt. Returning to the first love of what excited you about the story is a big part of moving forward, and she will share exercises on how to jump start your creativity. Writers who've taken this workshop come away with fresh ideas and inspiration.
* frustration and lack of confidence
* defining the middle
* intuition and first love
* plot points
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
Among her achievements, which include over fifty novels, both historical and contemporary, print and indie, Cheryl St.John’s stories have earned numerous RITA nominations, Romantic Times awards and are published in over a dozen languages. One thing all reviewers and readers agree upon regarding Cheryl’s work is the degree of emotion and believability. Words like ‘emotional depth, endearing characters’ and ‘on my keeper shelf’ are commonly used to describe her work.
Her Webinar Blockbuster Fiction was featured in the 2015 Writer’s Digest Novel & Short Story Writer's Market. She has a chapter in Writer’s Digest’s Creating Characters. With a 4.9 star rating on amazon, Cheryl’s bestselling non-fiction book, Writing With Emotion, Tension & Conflict by Writer’s Digest Books is available in print and digital. She has taught writing on local and national levels, and is in demand as a motivational speaker.