January 11, 2020 – Ronnie Allen

Morning Session: Health and Wellness for Writers

Come join us for tips on health and wellness for writers from wellness entrepreneur Ronnie Allen, followed by a lively discussion where you can learn from your fellow TARAns what works for them. Topics covered will be causes of illness (both physical and emotional), inflammation, nutrition, healthy snacking while at the computer and more.

Afternoon Session: Ploting the Thriller

Although the focus will be on thrillers, the principles will be relevant to all genres. Learn where to find inspiration and what defines the thriller and its subgenres, as well as all the details that go into a well-crafted plot: introducing characters and setting, writing the inciting incident, hooking the reader with a compelling first chapter, weaving in backstory, creating cliffhangers and setups/payoffs, handling POV and scene breaks, and much more. The session will end with insights into conducting research and an overview of forensics.

The workshop includes a lot of structural points valid for a page-turning novel in any genre.

This FREE workshop is open to guests.

Ronnie Allen

Ronnie Allen is a NYC transplant to Central Florida and has lived here for the past twelve years. She worked in the NYC Dept. of Education for thirty-three years with children, their parents and her colleagues in the classroom, through teaching, staff development, mentoring and coaching. She’s a NYS Licensed School Psychologist and a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, specializing in energy and spiritual healing, and nutrition. Ronnie’s love for the crime genre began in the late ‘70s with her entry into film and screenwriting, and continues into her writing today. She’s the author of the four books in The Sign Behind The Crime series; Gemini, Aries, Scorpio, and Libra.