Workshops

All Passionate Ink workshops will be held on our IPS forums. Access to the workshop forum will end two weeks after the workshop concludes, so be sure and download all related materials before that time.

Upcoming Workshops

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Get Your Fetish On
By Cynthia Richards

April 1 – April 25, 2014

$15 for Members
$20 for Non-Members

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:Workshop attendees will learn about sexual fetishes. With the popularity of Fifty Shades of Gray, and Anne Rice’s Beauty novels, BDSM has become much more mainstream. But what about other, darker pleasures? As writers, sometimes we have to push the envelope, add something new and spicy to our work. We will explore the outer edges of BDSM, activities such as breathplay and the violet wand. Most BDSM concerns men dominating women, but what about the flipside? We will explore femdom in more detail. We will also discover other fetishes. Voyeurism and exhibitionism is another erotic element to add to your work. What about medical fetishism? Naughty nurses and erotic enemas. We will also talk about sexy foot fetishes and other common fetishes.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Cynthia Richards is a member of RWA and a published author with Ellora’s Cave. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Akron and a M.Ed in Community Counseling from Kent State University. Cynthia is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in cultural foundations of education and works as a research assistant.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Sign up here then proceed to payment options below.

To pay via PayPal, please send payment to workshops@passionateink.org and make the subject line WORKSHOP: FETISH. Please be sure the information field includes the name and email address you will be using for the workshop.

To pay via check, please make checks payable to Passionate Ink and include WORKSHOP: FETISH in the memo area. Also, please include a note containing the name and email address you will be using for the workshop.

Mail checks to:

Passionate Ink
PO Box 1125
Lewiston ID 83501

***Permission to forward granted and encouraged.***

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Organization for Writers: Sometimes You Shouldn’t Be Creative
By Cassandra Carr

June 15 – June , 2014

$15 for Members
$20 for Non-Members

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:Do you ever feel like your head is spinning and you can’t remember what you’re supposed to do when? Do you dread doing your taxes because you have the cliche “shoebox of receipts”? It doesn’t have to be like that! With a few easy techniques, you can become an organized writer. You’ll learn how to track expenses, royalties, projects, and more – with easy templates to follow!

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Cassandra Carr lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out on the computer.
Cassandra has won numerous awards for her writing, such as:
• Caught: Best BDSM Book 2011 – LoveRomancesCafe
• Impact: BDSM Book of the Month May 2012 – BDSM Book Reviews
• Best Western Romance 2012 – Sizzling Scoop Magazine
• Cold As Ice: Best Menage Book 2012 – The Romance Reviews
• Master Class: Best Erotic Romance 2012 – Sizzling Scoop Magazine
• Best Author of 2012 – Sizzling Scoop Magazine
Cassandra also had one of her books cited as a Top Pick/Recommended Read by over a dozen review sites.
For more information about Cassandra, check out her website at http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com, “like” her Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorCassandraCarr or follow her on Twitter athttp://www.twitter.com/Cassandra_Carr.
Click the links at the top of the page to follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, or become a fan of my writing on Facebook! I also have a newsletter if you’d like to join that, or you can become a fan/friend on Goodreads. Additionally, I’ve been interviewed by The Romance Radio Network and Blog Talk Radio. Check them out:
• RomanceRadio.net/CassandraCarr
• Blog Talk Radio

HOW TO REGISTER:

Sign up here then proceed to payment options below.

To pay via PayPal, please send payment to workshops@passionateink.org and make the subject line WORKSHOP: ORGANIZATION. Please be sure the information field includes the name and email address you will be using for the workshop.

To pay via check, please make checks payable to Passionate Ink and include WORKSHOP: ORGANIZATION in the memo area. Also, please include a note containing the name and email address you will be using for the workshop.

Mail checks to:

Passionate Ink
PO Box 1125
Lewiston ID 83501

***Permission to forward granted and encouraged.***

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Flashbacks that Please Your Editor and Don’t Confuse Your Reader
By MM Pollard

Oct 6 – Nov 2, 2014

$15 for Members
$20 for Non-Members

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:Flashbacks present a problem with verb tenses. Since a flashback is past, but you’re writing in past tense, how do you show the flashback is more past than past? Confused? Trust me, you aren’t the only one. Editor Laurie Sanders, BVS, says that the poorly written flashback is one of the reasons she rejects manuscripts.
Flashbacks are a device that a writer must use with care, or she might lose her reader in that distant past, never to see that reader again. We’ll consider kinds of flashbacks, uses for flashbacks, and reasons not to use flashbacks as well as the mechanics involved.
Reward for doing your homework: MM’s personal feedback on every assignment. Consider homework as opportunities for mini-edits by MM.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: As an English teacher for fifteen years and, currently, as acquisitions and copy editor for Black Velvet Seductions, MM Pollard has had the mission to find and correct ungrammatical grammar, misused usage, problematic punctuation, and poor writing in others’ work.

MM has helped many writers improve their language and writing skills through her fun workshops. Yes, the basics of English composition can be fun! She has presented workshops on Writers Online Classes, Savvy Authors, Orange County RWA, Colorado RWA, Passionate Ink RWA, and Celtic Hearts RWA, just to name a few. She is sure she can help you, too, master the fundamentals of English composition.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Sign up here then proceed to payment options below.

To pay via PayPal, please send payment to workshops@passionateink.org and make the subject line WORKSHOP: FLASHBACK. Please be sure the information field includes the name and email address you will be using for the workshop.

To pay via check, please make checks payable to Passionate Ink and include WORKSHOP: FLASHBACK in the memo area. Also, please include a note containing the name and email address you will be using for the workshop.

Mail checks to:

Passionate Ink
PO Box 1125
Lewiston ID 83501

***Permission to forward granted and encouraged.***












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