Wednesday, August 19, 2009



Presenter: Robert Gregory Browne
Cost: $20 PASIC members, $30 for non-members payable by PayPal

Deadline to register: August 26, 2009

register at http://www.pasic. net/workshops. html

Want to know how to put a little zing into your plot lines and characterization? Want a quick and easy way to approach story structure that will keep your readers turning the pages?

Some writers will tell you that screenplays and novels are completely different art forms, but the truth is, whether you're a screenwriter or a novelist, your job is to grab your readers immediately and keep them in your grip until you're ready to let them go. Novelist Robert Gregory Browne will show you the tricks he learned as an award-winning screenwriter to help you do just that.

Topics covered include:
* Creating characters that jump off the page

* Structuring like the screenwriting pros

* Dialog tricks that will keep the story moving

* Avoiding "on the nose" writing

* Creating subtext that deepens a scene

* Enter Late/Leave Early

* Thinking in scenes

* Setting short-term goals that will lessen the burden

* All about "buttons" (what are they? And how can they help make your book a pageturner?)

About the Presenter:
Nicholl-Award winning former screenwriter Robert Gregory Browne has been a professional writer for over twenty years, working with Showtime, Viacom, Fox Kids, Saban, Joel Silver, and Marvel before turning to long-form fiction.

Rob's first novel, KISS HER GOODBYE, was praised by bestselling authors Tess Gerritsen, Kay Hooper and Gayle Lynds, and his follow-up, WHISPER IN THE DARK, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, calling it a "deeply satisfying story [that] moves at a furious pace, packed with unexpected and original clues and plot twists." Bestselling author, Allison
Brennan, says that "Browne's thrillers are lean, mean, and thoroughly entertaining, " and says, "This is a writer whose name will soon be a household word." To learn more about Rob and his work, go to

Deadline to Register: August 26, 2009
FMI go to http://www.pasic. net/workshops. html

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