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Upcoming Workshops

NOTE: There are no additional workshops for Nov-December 2014 currently scheduled at this time; we’ll post additional workshops as they become available.


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.


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