YWW Southern: Get that Page Turning Quality with Maisey Yates
March 7 @ 10:00 am
It’s a challenge to get someone to pick up your novel, but it’s an even bigger challenge to keep them turning pages to get to the end. You don’t just have to hook them in the beginning, you have to keep them hooked. It’s not just about suspense or plot twists, but about creating characters a reader can invest in and sustaining and building tension over the course of the whole story. Every genre needs this, whether it’s romance, women’s fiction, mystery, thriller, horror, etc. In this workshop we’ll discuss building believable characters with clear goals, motivation and conflict, and using different kinds of tension to prevent a story from becoming episodic, give cohesion to the narrative and keep readers turning pages.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit.
In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.
Join us on March 7th 10 am – 12 pm at the Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point Oregon.