THEME AND MOTIF
An Online Workshop by
May 2- 29, 2016
The essential scope of this workshop will be to define Theme, figure out why Theme is important in storytelling, figure out our own (and other storytellers’) Themes, and explore how to use Theme to make creating stories that are emotionally true and satisfying.
We’ll spend the first half to two-thirds of our three weeks discovering and learning to use our own Themes as “touchstones” for creating characters and plots, working “smarter, not harder.”
In the last half to one-third, we’ll explore how Motifs can be used to reflect Themes to make our stories resonate with our readers.
I’ll post “lectures” for participants to discuss and provide handouts to download and discuss.
Click the appropriate link to register.
RWF Members: FREE (login to myRWA required)
Other RWA Members: $25 (login to myRWA required)
Award-winning, national best-selling author Kate Freiman is the only remaining charter member of Toronto Romance Writers. Kate served five terms as TRW president and/or co-president. She’s also a long-time member of Sisters in Crime and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Kate earned a B.A. and an M.A. in English lit and wrote her thesis on British detective novels of the Golden Age (1920-1939); she’s a self-proclaimed expert at figuring out “who dunnit.” She is an RWA Golden Heart winner and an RWA RITA finalist, as well as a winner and/or finalist in too many other writing contests to list. Kate’s stories, ranging from romantic suspense and romantic comedies to heart-tugging romances to romantic fantasies have been national best-sellers. In addition to writing, Kate teaches online and in-person workshops on various writing and storytelling topics.
In her private life, Kate tends her garden, fixes things that break and finds things that get lost, reads voraciously, and acts as personal assistant to two cats, two dogs and one horse.