Helena, Oonagh, Nigel & Michelle
Sheree, Patricia, Marie & Heidi
Sunday was spent in a full day workshop with aspiring romance writers as part of Townsville's inaugral Festival of Writing.
Such fun to come out of my writing cave and to meet new people and to talk with them about my favourite subject.
All these wonderful people pictured above worked so hard!!! They created exciting characters and planned powerful conflicts and added an extra jolt of emotional punch to their ideas. And they thought about ways to create enticing, exciting openings for their romantic novels.
I showed them a scene from one of my favourite romantic movies “An Affair to Remember” – the scene when Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant first meet. In this scene, the sexual attraction combined with the playboy hero’s smooth pick up lines and the heroine’s intelligent, composed wariness is a fantastic example of the tug of attraction and the pull of conflict that we all try for in our novels.
Finally, I converted a few more unsuspecting souls to the allure of collage.
In other news... I can stop sweating about my recent submission. My editor tells me that she likes it, but will have some revision suggestions. Today (while I await her welcome wisdom) I’m going to prepare for my part in the Yungaburra Folk Festival next month.