What Do I Talk About?

Talking about writing or one of my books is an exciting experience for me and because I am so psyched, I want my audience to be awake, excited and participating. Remember back to high school and/or college where the instructor stood at the front of the class and droned on and on about something or other. I mean, you weren't listening, you were struggling to stay awake! Not in my audience!! Even when I am discussing my book, the last thing I want is a bored audience!

So, exactly what type of sessions do I present?

  • Is it Smut or Sex - Writing That Sex Scene ~ How to write about the "act" without detailing all the action.

  • What Do You See? ~ Writing via the simplest of inspirations by looking at every day objects and actions.

  • Looking Inside the Box ~ Everyone is hyping for you to look outside the box and discover the new way of doing things. I discovered the box has four corners and most of the time we stand, facing the corner, staring at the same corner repeatedly. Turn around! Let me show you what's in the other corners to jumpstart your writing.

  • Writing Your Hobby ~ Did you know there is almost one or two magazines being published that covers the intricasies of any hobby? Who knew? They say you should write what you know - well, you know your hobby!

  • Deep POV ~ You need to have a point-of-view (POV) but if you go deep into your POV... your readers will love it.

  • Interesting Dialog ~ There's more to dialog than "How do you do?" or "How are you?" There IS a difference between talking and dialog. Learn the difference.

  • Sailing the 7 C's ~ I've taught this to writing groups, at libraries to the community, and at colleges. This can be done in three different formats to the benefit of the guests. Long: Six or seven 2-hour long segments. Medium: Combining the elements to create 3 2-hour sessions as overviews. Short: Pick one aspect as an individual 1 or 2-hour segment.
    • Concept ~ the spark, the idea.
    • Capture ~ grab'em and hold'em.
    • Character ~ the good, the bad, and the ugly.
    • Content ~ what and how you say it.
    • Conflict ~ problems to be faced.
    • Climax ~ solutions solved.
    • Conclusion ~ finale, the end.
    • Collection ~ how to make the money.

  • Creating Memorable Characters ~ Sure, he's got blue eyes, dark-brown, curly hair and stands six foot. But, what else do you know about this person? Why should I like him?

  • Believable Characters ~ How far can you stretch your character and still have him real?

  • The Digital You ~ Today you need to be accessible. Websites and social media are needed.

  • Plotting ~ Defining how to put it all together.

  • Horror ~ There is more to it than Blood, Guts and Gore. Detailing suspense and psychological horror.

  • My Books ~ I'm willing to discuss any of my books in detail, including my research.

Plus many others or I can design one to your specifications. Contact me.