Friday, June 11, 2010

15 Most Common Plot Problems & How to Fix Them

Mid-Willamette Valley RWA Presents:
Our July 2010 3-week
online class: Plot Fixer: the 15 Most Common Plot Problems and How to Fix Them
Taught by Kara Lennox/Karen Leabo

Description: Do you create wonderful, three-dimensional characters who then stumble around blindly in your book, trying to find a story? As a frequent critiquer, contest judge, and the recipient of many, many rejection and revision letters over the years, I've witnessed and personally experienced just about every way your plot can veer into a ditch. In this workshop I'll cover the fifteen most common problems, how to spot them and how to fix them them.

Kara Lennox, who also writes as Karen Leabo, has written 50-plus contemporary romance novels for two major publishers: Harlequin Enterprises, the largest publisher of romance in the world, and Bantam Dell (Loveswept line). Since her first novel was released in 1989, her books frequently appear on romance bestseller lists. They have been translated into 17 languages and published in twenty-plus countries around the world, with over four million books in print. Kara's books have been nominated for major romance industry awards as well, including the National Readers' Choice Awards and the Holt Medallion. She won a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice for best Harlequin American Romance in 2003. She has also been a finalist in the Romantic Suspense category of the RITA competition, the Romance Writers of America's prestigious peer award. You can learn more about Kara and her upcoming books at her website,

Class runs from July 5-25, 2010. Cost is $20 for MWV RWA members and $25 for non-members.

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