Kathy, Rayna and I will be giving our Kick Butt Heroes Workshop both at the Liberty States Fiction Writers Create Something Magical Conference on March 19, 2011 in Iselin, New Jersey and at the Romance Writers of America National Conference in New York City June 28 – July 2, 2011.
The workshop will cover some fighting and writing basics, plus a whole lot of punching, stabbing, shooting and choking. Good times, huh? We’ll demonstrate some inventive ways to get your characters out of hairy situations, like having a gun barrel pressed against her temple or a knife held to his throat. Not only will we show how a trained fighter would respond, but also how a novice might escape. Practical defenses will be covered, as well as some more theatrical maneuvers. We’ll change up the techniques each time, so no two workshops will be alike. If you’re attending either conference, join us for an exciting hour.
And don’t forget, we’re running a critique contest this week. Entries will be accepted through this Thursday, Feb 10th. Send in your (500 word max) action scene and we’ll chose one lucky (brave) soul for a critique. See last Thursday’s post, Calling to Action, for details.