Do you want to get on the write path much quicker by shaving years off your learning curve?
It’s Irene here and I’d love to tell you about how my very talented friend and colleague can help you do just that.
Published author, Sharon Clare is passionately committed to guide workshop participants on how to take free floating character, plot and story ideas, and corral them to craft an outline that can get them to a finished manuscript.
Sharon fell in love with writing at the University of Toronto where she graduated with a degree in Psychology and Professional Writing. She’s certified with Writer’s Institute Inc. For seven years, she’s been blogging on the writer’s journey at Romance & Beyond.
Sharon’s journey has taken her down many of the not so write paths. Instead of giving up, she persevered, attended dozens (I stopped counting when I got close to 100) writing workshops with many of the top industry leaders, to get her to publication.
Her warm-hearted style at helping writers achieve stunning results invites profuse gratitude from those who follow her tested, from the trenches, proven techniques.
Here’s what Deepam Wadds, President of The Writer’s Community of Simcoe County, had to say after Sharon spoke on characterization and the writer’s journey at one of their meetings.
“Sharon Clare really nailed a lot of important aspects of story that will help anyone in any genre clarify what the necessary elements are. If today was any indication, her longer workshops should be a gold mine.”
Award winning author Sherry Isaac had this to say:
‘My protagonist was trapped between two characters locked in a heated discussion. What side should he stand on in this controversial debate? How does a sworn wallflower feel about a sudden flood of attention? What’s my character thinking about a new turn of events?
Questions like these took me out of my head and into the character’s to make a richer, fuller, more intriguing story for the reader. Questions like these prompted me, the writer, to explore my character’s motivations, understand her back story, and envision her happily-ever-after. Questions like these forced me out of my safety zone to make hard decisions about where my plot was headed and what I meant to convey by way of storytelling.
Questions like these must be asked during the editing process by a skilled reader/writer/critique partner.
Sharon Clare is such a talent. With a keen appreciation of the full range of emotions that drive characters forward and a diplomatic approach. Sharon is able to pinpoint the loopholes, slips in consistency, and missed opportunities in order to deepen any character be it villain or sidekick, hero or heroine. She is an accomplished writer and a master of characterization whose insightful feedback has helped propel this author’s latest mad scribbling into an award-winning manuscript.‘
Sharon can’t wait to help you to shave years off your writing learning curve and take you to the next level. Not only will you walk away with a kit full of her writing tools—chock full of examples—I love examples, don’t you?—you will be inspired.
When you apply what Sharon teaches, you’ll feel the difference in your story. Your beta readers will be clamouring to read your next manuscript.
Both Sharon and I have a love of learning, writing and teaching. I’m thrilled to be partnering with her because she shares my mission to provide a unique intensive writing experience at each and every one of our workshops.
Hope to see you there.
Thanks, Irene Jorgensen
Stress Less, Write More Coach