CJ Carmichael’s Conflict Workshop

I am so excited to share that my very good friend and frequent conference roomie, the gifted  C J Carmichael will be teaching the next online workshop for the RWA-WF chapter April 18th and 19th.  It’s a free two day workshop for RWA-WF chapter members, covering one of the most essential aspects of writing…conflict.

Here is a workshop description from CJ Carmichael:


The Secret Weapon For Writing A Page Turner

Have you ever read a bestselling novel and been annoyed to find the writing not very impressive. “Why is this selling like hotcakes?” you’ve probably asked, when it’s written so poorly…

It seems that a writer can get away with a myriad of sins, as long as she hooks the reader with an enticing story. The goal isn’t to create a pleasant reading experience. It’s to leave the reader in a state of tension, the “I need to know what’s going to happen next” sort of tension.

So how is this done? The answer, in one word, is conflict. To hook your reader you have to know how to set it up, how to make it build over the course of your story, and finally how to resolve the conflict in an emotionally satisfying way.

CJ Carmichael has published over 35 novels and has twice been nominated for a RITA award and twice for career achievement by RT Book Club.  Her books range from romance, to mystery to women’s fiction and have been published by various lines within Harlequin including: Superromance, Intrigue, Signature, Next and American. When it’s time to take a break from the computer, she heads to the Rocky Mountains near her home in Calgary where she lives with her partner Michael and their cat, Penny. If you’d like to learn more about her books, check out her website: http://cjcarmichael.com.


Join CJ Carmichael for 2 days as she discusses Conflict: The Secret Weapon For Writing A Page Turner, and yes, you have to be a member of RWA-WF to join the workshop, but its easy to join the chapter if you’re already an RWA member, and once you do join, you’ll be able to participate in all future workshops (including Megan Crane’s in May!) and get a discounted rate at the Mini-Con this summer in Atlanta.

To learn more about the RWA-WF chapter, or to join the chapter and paricipate in CJ’s workshop, visit RWA-WF website and I’ll see you ‘in class’ next week!



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