Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Secrets of World Building

September 1 - 30th, 2010

Every novelist, no matter the genre, needs to build a world that they invite the reader to experience. Building a compelling, evocative world that your reader can relate to on a visceral level will make your reader's experience come to life!

Join national bestselling, award-winning author CJ Lyons as she explores a variety of techniques that can help you build your fictional world.

Topics covered in this highly interactive workshop will include:

•Micro-world building details
•How to show, not tell
•3D characters
•Taboo topics: sex, religion, and politics
•Power of myth
•Darwin's Rules: Creature Building
•Racial Profiling
and more!
About CJ:
As a pediatric ER doctor, CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about. In addition to being an award-winning medical suspense author, CJ is a nationally known presenter and keynote speaker. She has been invited all over the country to present her workshops and speak to audiences ranging from physicians to first responders to romance and thriller authors including: Colorado Fiction Writers, Oklahoma Writers Federation, the University of South Carolina at Beaufort, RWA National, MWA's Sleuthfest, Lowcountry RWA's Master Class, Left Coast Crime, and PennWriters, among others.

Her first novel, LIFELINES (Berkley, March 2008), received praise as a "breathtakingly fast-paced medical thriller" from Publishers Weekly, was reviewed favorably by the Baltimore Sun and Newsday, named a Top Pick by Romantic Times Book Review Magazine, and became a National Bestseller. LIFELINES also won a Readers' Choice Award for Best First Novel.

Her award-winning, critically acclaimed Angels of Mercy series (LIFELINES, WARNING SIGNS, and URGENT CARE) is available in stores now. Her newest project is as co-author of a new suspense series with Erin Brockovich. To learn more about CJ and her work, go to

Deadline to Register: August 27, 2010

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