Moving Characters tackles a revolutionary technique which takes characterisation beyond boilerplate traits and faux interviews to get what makes folks unforgettable on the page. During these sessions we’ll explore:
Each attendee – from raw newbies to perennial bestsellers, plotters and pansters – will leave with a fresh approach to characterisation, a fresh tool-kit and exercises, and further resources to deepen and expand the craft of dreaming up characters.
Moving Characters Takeaways:
Scene and Sequel is a practical workshop about structuring the events of your story for maximum suspense and maximum emotional impact. In these sessions we’ll explore:
Scene and Sequel offers one of the simplest and most potent narrative tools to add punch and flow to any story. You’ll leave this class with a handle on a clear structural strategy that simplifies the challenge of planning, drafting and revising your book.
Scene and Sequel Takeaways:
tackles a revolutionary technique which takes characterisation beyond boilerplate traits and faux interviews to get what makes folks unforgettable on the page. During these sessions we’ll explore:
Damon grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America, and escaped as soon as it was legal. Though new to romance fiction, Damon has been writing for print, stage, and screen for two decades. He is currently on the board of RWA and is one of their most popular conference craft speakers. He’s won some awards, but counts his blessings more often: his amazing friends, his demented family, his beautiful husband, his loyal fans, and his silly, stern, seductive Muse who keeps whispering in his ear, year after year. Get in touch with him at DamonSuede.com.
Friday August 10th
|8.30am||Maori Blessing||Rimu Room|
|8.50am||Welcome and introductions||Housekeeping||MC Catherine Robertson||Rimu Room|
|9.00am||Plenary Session||Moving Characters||Damon Suede||Rimu Room|
|11.00am||Plenary Session||Moving Characters Continued…||Damon Suede||Rimu Room|
|12.30pm||LUNCH (Acacia Restaurant Novotel)|
|1.15pm||Plenary Session||Scene and Sequel||Damon Suede||Rimu Room|
|3.35pm||Plenary Session||Scene and Sequel Continued…||Damon Suede||Rimu Room|
|6.15pm||Registration Desk Opens|
|6.30pm||First Timers Get Together – Meet Outside the Rimu Room|
|7.30pm||Conference Cocktail Party||Theme: ‘Rocktail’Party – come as your favorite rock star, or favorite music decade etc. it’s up to your imagination!||MC Catherine RobertsonF.Housden Raffle drawn 9pm||Rimu Room|
|9.00pm||See You in the bar|
Workshop rooms will be designated and set up to cater for participants using your selected registration options so please honour the selections you have made at time of booking. Please be considerate of the presenter and other participants if you need to leave for pitch appointments.The Conference Programme is subject to change.
As always, our conference is perfume free.