Online Classes 2019


Bumps In The Road–Developing Conflict in Your Story
SPONSOR: Charter Oak Romance Writers (CORW)
Fee: $35.00 CORW member, $40/nonmember
Date: March 4-March 30, 2019
Presenter: Kathy Otten

Conflict is the core of your story. Think of your story as a car. Your car starts a road trip with a destination in mind. Those bumps and hills and detours your story car takes as it moves toward that end destination are the obstacles your character faces on their journey. Each obstacle creates a reaction in your character which creates drama and drama draws your reader in; involves them in the story.

In this workshop we’ll look at internal and external conflict. We’ll examine ways to increase the conflict both in the story and in your characters.

About the Presenter:

Kathy Otten is the published author of multiple historical romance novels, novellas, and short stories. She is also published in contemporary romance and historical fiction. She is a Northwest Houston RWA Lone Star winner and Utah/Salt Lake RWA Hearts of the West finalist. A Place In Your Heart is her fourth full-length novel. Currently, she is putting the finishing touches on a contemporary young adult novel.

She teaches fiction writing online and at a local adult education center, and is a regular presenter at area events. Kathy also offers manuscript developmental and line editing. She lives in the rolling farmland of western New York where she can often be found walking her dog through the woods and fields. She has been married for thirty-four years and is the mother of three grown children and grandmother of one grandson.

Kathy can be contacted at

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