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Writer’s A-School: What’s Beyond Basic Plot and GMC?

Learn to take your story to the next level of crafting expertise. In the US Navy, sailors attend boot camp and then go on to A-School, a specialized course in their area of military specialty. In this workshop Geri covers the writing craft beyond basic plotting and characterization. Topics explored include the Heroine’s/Hero’s Journey, theme, parallel plots, epistolary structure. Geri has presented many workshops on craft over the past two decades, most recently with Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers and A Novel Idea.  This workshop is flexible in time requirement depending upon your group’s needs.

Change Your Perspective, Change Your Career

How to clear the roadblocks on your path to writing success

Resistance is a common factor in many of us never achieving our life’s purpose and/or dreams. In this workshop Geri will walk you through identifying what Resistance is, how it shows up in our daily life, and why it’s always going to be here—we can’t fight it. BUT we can learn to live with it, and go beyond mere survival to THRIVE and become the person we are meant to be. You’ll identify your talents and see how resistance rises each time you employ your gifts. Geri has presented this workshop to a variety of audiences from writers (RWA local groups) to US Government employees, notably attaché spouses about to enter the global diplomatic world. This workshops requires a minimum of one hour but two is preferred.

Authentic Military Characterization for both Heroes and Heroines

Known for her strong military heroines, and not a few military heroes, Geri combines her Navy experiences and writing acumen to present what it’s really like to serve in uniform. Drawing from personal and researched accounts, Geri will spark your creativity while helping you to ensure your military story, plot, and characters are believable. Geri has presented this workshop in multiple forms on the national and local level, to include Romance Writers of America’s annual conference, Fiction Fest/CTRWA, Maryland Romance Writers, and others. The workshop is a minimum of 2 hours, with 3 preferred to allow maximum audience participation.