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Margaret Moore's Workshops

An award-winning public speaker and the USA Today best-selling author of over 40 historical romance novels and novellas, Margaret has given workshops on a variety of subjects for the Romance Writers of America national conference, Canadian Authors Association, Seneca College (Toronto), New Jersey Romance Writers and the Toronto Romance Writers, of which she is a past president. Margaret also graduated with distinction with a degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto.

A Romance Review calls Margaret "one of today's leading voices in the genre " and In The Library reviews says she is "gifted in creating an authentic setting and filling it with a variety of fascinating people." Romance Reader at Heart said, "Her writing captivates, spellbinds, taking a reader away on a whirlwind of emotion and intrigue until you just can't wait to see how it all turns out."

Although the majority of these workshops are designed with romance writers in mind, Goose Your Muse should appeal to any writer facing a crisis of self-confidence or flagging enthusiasm, and From Manuscript to Bookshelf should appeal to anyone with an interest in publishing.

The approximate length of each workshop is noted beneath the title, as well as the level of writer who would likely benefit the most. Note that some workshops could be combined for either a half day or full day presentation.

Handouts will be provided for every workshop. Links to sample and abridged handouts are with the workshop descriptions. Complete handouts are available on request by workshop co-ordinators.

Fee: Cost of materials for hand-outs; speaking fee and reimbursement of travel costs are negotiable.

For more information or to arrange a workshop, please contact Margaret.

To read more about a workshop, including exercises and handouts, please click on the title.

Goose Your Muse: Inspiration, Motivation and Imagination
Half day, all levels

What Lies Beneath: Adding Layers To Your Characters and Conflict
One hour, mid-level to advanced

People, Places, Plots: An Introduction To The Big Three Of Novel Writing
Two hours, novice

Tell Me A Love Story: Plotting A Romance Novel
One hour, novice to mid-level

More than Just a Pretty Face: Creating Unique And Interesting Characters
One hour, novice to mid-level

A Picture In A Thousand Words: Setting And Description
One hour, novice to mid-level

Researching the Romance: How And When To Use Research Effectively
One hour, novice to mid-level

Do's, Don'ts and Never Minds: Writing A Snazzy Synopsis
One hour, novice to mid-level

From Manuscript to Bookshelf: Inside Publishing From An Author's Perspective
One hour, anyone interested in book publishing.

Some comments from past attendees of Margaret's workshops:

"Well-prepared, interesting, humorous." - RWA National Conference Workshop attendee

"Exceptional content and great style of delivery." - RWA National Conference Workshop attendee

"Margaret was down to earth and a pleasure to listen to. I would definitely attend another one of her seminars again." - Canadian Authors Association attendee

Usefulness of Material - 10/10, Excellence of Speaker Presentation 10/10 - New Jersey Romance Writers Conference