Passionate Ink – Some Like it Hot

Passionate Ink is Erotic Romance Special Interest Chapter #207 of Romance Writers of America

Workshops

Workshops are open to all writers in all genres.
Click on a workshop for more details or click here for our calendar.

Upcoming Workshops

For the Discouraged Writer: Rekindling the Passion in Your Writing
An Audio/Visual Workshop with a Forum Site for discussion.
By Red L. Jameson
Jan. 30 – Feb. 24, 2017

Walking the Consent Line
By Jeffe Kennedy
March 13-24, 2017

Workshop to Develop New Online Courses
By Peter Andrews
April 3-14, 2017

Redefining Kink: A Workshop on Lifestyle Concepts and Marketing/Branding for Authors
By Sascha Illyvich
May 8 to June 2, 2017

The Chunky Method
By Allie Pleiter
June 5-30, 2017

Workshop Details


For the Discouraged Writer: Rekindling the Passion in Your Writing
An Audio/Visual Workshop with a Forum Site for discussion.

PRESENTER: Red L. Jameson
January 30 through February 24, 2017 Please note this is a Monday start date.
LENGTH: Four Weeks
$25.00 for Non-Members
$22.50 for RWA Members (10% OFF)
$18.75 for Passionate Ink Members (25% OFF)
Register at https://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=610

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

When Red heard the advice that discouraged writers should get used to no longer feeling passionate about writing and to just get a hobby, she decided to challenge that. At almost every level of her writing career, she’s had some sort of discouragement. After so many years of it, she decided to shove it where the sun didn’t shine and find the fire in her writing once again. This workshop covers almost every area a writer—from those just starting out to those who have been writing before dinosaurs were love interests—can become discouraged and ways to overcome it. From finishing a manuscript that is kicking and screaming not to be written to strategies for a shy writer to conquer social media, from bouncing back when a publisher rejects your brilliant story to dealing with editors who dump you, from overcoming fear and dealing with envy, this class covers the turbulent business of being an author.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
While finishing her Master’s Degree in US Military History, Red has had many part-time jobs to help pay bills but mostly to fund her addiction to fiction writing. Yoga instructor and weight management consultant were fun, but it wasn’t until she started proofing for an history journal that she knew true adventure, nearly getting into a back-alley fight over which writing style is the best. Chicago Style, of course. Formatting, graphic designing, then editing came later; although, she missed getting into cat fights with copyeditors about comma placement. Now, she writes her sizzling sexy yet cerebral stories full-time and wants to help other writers who need a hand up in this crazy business of writing.
To contact Red about her writing consulting please go to http://www.redswritinghood.com/

Passionate Ink members should visit the PI Workshops forum for their discount code.
To join Passionate Ink click here.

Register at https://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=610

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



Walking the Consent Line

PRESENTER: Jeffe Kennedy
March 13-24, 2017 Please note this is a Monday start date.
LENGTH: Two Weeks
$25.00 for Non-Members
$22.50 for RWA Members (10% OFF)
$18.75 for Passionate Ink Members (25% OFF)
Register at https://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=611

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

BDSM (Bondage, Domination, Submission/Sadism, Masochism) and kidnap/captivity stories are all the rage. But why? Is it all just a kinky fad? No! These questionable consent/loss of control stories are about a deeper, darker aspect of human nature. One that taps into both psychological and story dynamite.

In this class, students will learn where the lines of consent, questionable consent and non-consent lie – and also which genres tolerate how much line-crossing. The role of the reader in giving consent will be examined and students will learn techniques for mining the tension around those lines. Finally, the concepts of redemption and what exactly can be forgiven will be explored. Writers will be able to submit short scenes to the instructor or the group for feedback.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author whose works include novels, non-fiction, poetry, and short fiction. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award.

Her most recent works include a number of fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns; the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion; an erotic contemporary serial novel, Master of the Opera; and the erotic romance trilogy, Falling Under, which includes Going Under, Under His Touch and Under Contract.

Her award-winning fantasy romance trilogy The Twelve Kingdoms hit the shelves starting in May 2014. Book 1, The Mark of the Tala, received a starred Library Journal review and was nominated for the RT Book of the Year while the sequel, The Tears of the Rose received a Top Pick Gold and was nominated for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Fantasy Romance of 2014. The third book, The Talon of the Hawk, won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Fantasy Romance of 2015. Two more books followed in this world, beginning the spin-off series The Uncharted Realms, with The Pages of the Mind in May 2016 and The Edge of the Blade in December 2016.

She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a very handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

Jeffe can be found online at her website: JeffeKennedy.com, every Sunday at the popular SFF Seven blog, on Facebook, on Goodreads and pretty much constantly on Twitter @jeffekennedy.

http://jeffekennedy.com

https://www.facebook.com/Author.Jeffe.Kennedy

https://twitter.com/jeffekennedy

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1014374.Jeffe_Kennedy
Passionate Ink members should visit the PI Workshops forum for their discount code.
To join Passionate Ink click here.

Register at https://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=611

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



Workshop to Develop New Online Courses

PRESENTER: Peter Andrews
April 3-14, 2017 Please note this is a Monday start date.
LENGTH: Two Weeks (six lessons)
$20.00 for Non-Members
$18.00 for RWA Members (10% OFF)
$15.00 for Passionate Ink Members (25% OFF)
Register at https://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=612

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Would you like to share your hard-won knowledge of writing? There’s a hunger for good courses on craft, genres, promotion, selling, self-publishing, and specifics on key roles (such as detectives for mysteries) and eras (such as the Regency Period). Whatever can give writers guidance or build their capabilities is in demand, but the information needs to be organized in a way that engages and inspires real learning. This course is designed to help you transform the experiences, tips, and advice you have in your head into an online course you can make available through a host (like our chapter) or on your own.
By the end of the workshop, you should have:

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Peter Andrews is a full-time independent writer, and he has worked as a speechwriter, a Web producer, and a radio producer. He writes the popular How to Write Fast blog (http://howtowritefast.bogspot.com/). He has authored two books, sold dozens of short stories, and published over 200 articles explaining technology to lay audiences. He is a member of RWA and past president of its Young Adult Chapter.
Passionate Ink members should visit the PI Workshops forum for their discount code.
To join Passionate Ink click here.

Register at https://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=612

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



Redefining Kink: A Workshop on Lifestyle Concepts and Marketing/Branding for Authors

PRESENTER: Sascha Illyvich
May 8 to June 2, 2017
LENGTH: Four Weeks
FREE for Passionate Ink Members
This is a Members-Only Workshop.
RWA members can join Passionate Ink here: http://www.passionateink.org/join
This workshop is for Passionate Ink members only. Members, check the forums for your registration key. Then register with the link below.
Register: https://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=613

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

The focus of this workshop is on the Kinkier side of sex, with a heavy understanding of the mindset and how to write it. In addition to grasping basic concepts for the why, we will cover in more depth, how to market and differentiate ourselves from the pack.
It takes more than one spanking in a book to make it kinky and many authors fail to understand the niche market they are involving themselves in, and the potential for different forms of marketing that range from the light spanking or nonstandard sex, all the way to darker things.
On the note of dark things, plot is a heavy consideration when crafting stories and spinning something that shakes up the traditional tropes of romance is sometimes difficult, but doable without turning off readers. We’ll explore what makes a story truly dark, and how to capitalize on that to bring in more readers.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Sascha, who was proclaimed by the publishing industry as The Gentleman Playboy of Romance, started writing seventeen years ago. His erotic romances have been listed under Night Owl Romance’s and Road to Romance’s Recommended read lists, and he’s been nominated for a CAPA by The Romance Studio. Recently, Torn to Pieces was a USA TODAY Recommended Read.

Sascha is a trained and experienced public speaker, and enjoys giving talks and teaching, particularly on aspects of romance, erotic romance, and writing. He was the former host of The Unnamed Romance Show on Radio Dentata, and is fond of doing guest spots and interviews, on both traditional radio and podcasts.

Sascha writes for City Lights Publishing, Red Sage, Secret Cravings Publishing, Sizzler Editions, Totally Bound, and Decadent Publishing.

Find him at http://saschaillyvichauthor.com

FREE for Passionate Ink Members
This is a Members-Only Workshop.
RWA members can join Passionate Ink here: http://www.passionateink.org/join
This workshop is for Passionate Ink members only. Members, check to forums for your registration key. Then register with the link below.
Register: https://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=613

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



The Chunky Method

PRESENTER: Allie Pleiter
June 5-30, 2017
LENGTH: Four Weeks
$25.00 for Non-Members
$22.50 for RWA Members (10% OFF)
$18.75 for Passionate Ink Members (25% OFF)
Register at https://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=614

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Do you feel like you can never find the time to write? Have you been chipping away at the same manuscript forever without much progress? Do you need a system that can get you to typing “The End” with success and satisfaction? Wrangling a fickle muse to meet a deadline—or just to get rid of that looming blank page—is a life-skill for everyone who wants to get serious about their writing. Multi-published author Allie Pleiter shares the nuts and bolts of how to manage your muse, set goals and deadlines, and tackle the process of professional creativity using her popular Chunky Method. With a useful mix of the practical, the inspirational, and the nitty-gritty real life of it all, Allie Pleiter gives aspiring or working writers the tools they need to make the magic happen. Includes:

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
An avid knitter, BBC Television geek and French macaroon enthusiast, Allie Pleiter writes as many as four books at a time. The enthusiastic but slightly untidy author of over two dozen books, Allie spends her days writing, buying yarn, and finding new ways to avoid housework. The “dare from a friend” to begin writing has produced a fourteen-year career with over 1.4 million books sold. In addition to writing, Allie regularly speaks on faith, the creative process, women’s issues, and her very favorite topic—time management for writers.

Passionate Ink members should visit the PI Workshops forum for their discount code.
To join Passionate Ink click here.

Register at https://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=614

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





Passionate Ink workshops are held in our classrooms. Access to the classroom will end two weeks after the workshop concludes, so be sure and download all related materials before that time.

If there’s a workshop you would like to see Passionate Ink sponsor or if you would like to submit a workshop proposal, please contact the Workshop Director at Workshops[at]PassionateInk[dot]org.

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