May 11, 2019 – Mary Lou Keller

Morning Session: Best Practices

Using a unique story board that intertwines Christopher Voglers’ Hero’s Journey 12 steps and Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat 15 beats, we will craft micro stories that reflect all the elements many consider essential to great storytelling.

Afternoon Session: Shared Author Wisdom

Do you want to know the best writing craft tips, the best marketing tips, the best life tips, and learn the secrets of success? Join Mary Lou and a panel of sucessful TARA authors as they share their wisdom.

Mary Lou Keller

Marilyn Kelly writes super-strong women, which is no surprise. Traveling the world with five brothers, her theme song growing up was Anything They Can Do, I Can Do Better!  Her newest release is Banished to Paradise, a historical romance novella included in the Sizzling Florida Heat anthology, compiled by members of the Tampa Area Romance Authors (TARA) chapter of the romance Romance Writers of America (RWA).  Her super sexy Wanton Widows series was originally published with Ellora’s Cave and can now be found online. Sounds of Love, Puzzles of Passion, and Scandal of Art are all set in Victorian England and feature widows who find their perfect mates after much struggle. Her first contemporary novel is called All The Boys I Ever Kissed  (A Choose Your Ending Novel), which won the Contemporary Category of the 2016 I Heart Indie Contest. She is also the creator of the popular Eleven Senses – Who Knew? booklet and workshop, with a related workshop called What Every Scene Needs.

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