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WORKSHOP #1: SWORD FIGHTS – TECHNIQUES & STRATEGIESWRITE BETTER FIGHT SCENES WORKSHOP #1:
SWORD FIGHTS – TECHNIQUES & STRATEGIES

Does your heroine/villain wield a sword? Need to prepare your character for upcoming battles? Create scenes that don’t fall flat? Learn about:

  • The Anatomy of a Fight
  • Sword Types & Techniques
  • Key Strategies for Writing a Sword Fight
  • And More…

Demonstrations will take place thoughout this two-hour presentation. Attend this highly informative workshop to get your questions answered, and gain the insight needed to write the scenes you’ve imagined.

Date: Saturday, September 16th

Time: 9a – 11a CST

Location:
Maryland Heights Community Center, Millenium Room C, 2300 McKelvey Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Cost: $30 USD ($5 discount SLWG, SLPA Members) or $85 for workshop series [Three (3)]

INSTRUCTORS:
Brad R. Cook and David Alan Lucas are not only your instructors, but authors themselves.

Brad R. Cook, Author, Sword Master Brad R. Cook learned to fence at thirteen and never set down his sword, but prefers to curl up with his cat and a centuries’ old classic.  A former co-publisher and Acquisitions Editor for Blank Slate Press, he is a member of SCBWI, and currently serves as Historian of St. Louis Writers Guild after three and half years as President. Brad is an author of Historical Fantasy and of The Iron Chronicles Trilogy (Treehouse Publishing Group).
URL: www.BradRCook.com

David Alan Lucas, Author, Yodan, Voice Over ActorDavid Alan Lucas is a Yodan (Fourth Degree Black Belt) in Tracy’s Kenpo, President of St. Louis Writers Guild and of Winding Trails Media, a start-up audio production company. Over the years he has studied and incorporated many combat arts into his personal style, but Kenpo, which he has studied since age 10, remains his base. In his late twenties, he learned Olympic style fencing, Colonial time period style dueling, and tomahawk fighting/throwing while re-enacting the French-Indian and American Revolution.

David is a published author of short stories, poems and articles—most on self-defense and writing fight scenes, and does voice acting for commercials, animation, and audio book narration. Currently, he is working on a series of speculative-psychological thriller fiction novels that will be available in 2018, but has also written in mystery, horror, and science fiction genres.
URL: www.DavidAlanLucas.com

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WORKSHOP #2: MARTIAL ARTS – TAEKWONDOWRITE BETTER FIGHT SCENES WORKSHOP #2:
MARTIAL ARTS – TAEKWONDO

Martial Arts has long honored traditions and history. You may be one of many who have taken classes or admired the feats, discipline of those who do so. Attend this workshop to help your characters pull off the fight scene you’ve had in mind from the very beginning. Gain insight on:

  • Movie-Foo vs. Martial Arts
  • The Brain Experience in a Fight
  • Self-Defense Techniques
  • Writing the Scene vs. What You See
  • And More…

Date: Saturday, October 7th

Time: 9a – 11a CST

Location:
Maryland Heights Community Center, Millenium Room C, 2300 McKelvey Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Cost: $30 USD ($5 discount SLWG, SLPA Members) or $85 for workshop series [Three (3)]

INSTRUCTOR:
Master Greg Dickerson, World Martial Arts Academy-HazelwoodMaster Greg Dickerson, Owner of the World Martial Arts Academy-Hazelwood, location, is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, certified by the Kukkiwon International World Headquarters (Seoul, Korea).  As a practioner for close to 20 years, he was under the tutelage of Grand Master Young Chul Rho (9th Degree Black Belt), Master Young Jin Lee, and part of a Taekwondo demonstration team that traveled throughout the United States. In 2010, Master Dickerson’s purchase of World Martial Arts Academy-Hazelwood made him the youngest owner within the WMAA Organization to ever do so. The dojang continues to grow under his direction, emphasizing exceptional training, community service, and The Eight Tenets of Taekwondo: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, indomitable spirit, tolerance, humility, and love.
URL: www.wmaah.com

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PARTICIPANT DISCLAIMER:
You (Attendee/Participant) understand and are aware that you shall be engaging in physical activities, including but not necessarily limited to training and instruction in the Martial Arts which includes physical contact which could result in injury (‘Activities’). You are voluntarily participating in said activities and assume all risks and hereby agree to waive any claims or rights you might otherwise have against Twisted Quill, LLC, #StrongWomenWrite, its affiliates, contractors, assigns, and other related parties (‘Releasees’) for injury, loss of damages arising out of or relating to said Activities including, but not limited to those risks which may be associated with or attributed to any negligent act, omission, or fault of the Releasees (‘Waived Risks’). You further agree to indemnify, save and hold harmless Releasees from any claim, loss or damages, including but not limited to attorney fees, to which they may be subjected arising out of, or relating to, this event or the Activities including but not necessarily limited to Waived Risks. Any promises, representations, understandings and/or agreements pertaining directly or indirectly which are not contained herin are hereby waived. No oral changes are binding. 

WORKSHOP #3: HOW YOU TOO CAN EARN $IX FIGURE$ AS AN INDIE AUTHORWRITING CRAFT WORKSHOP:
HOW TO EARN $IX FIGURE$ AS AN INDIE AUTHOR

New York Times bestselling author, Angie Fox, has walked both tradition and self-published paths. She is conducting this three-hour (3) workshop to show female writers how they too can earn a six-figure income and not only a labor of love. This will be a working session. Come prepared with notebooks ready to delve deeper into industry insight and walk away with actionnable steps:

  • Uncover Marketing Strategies Hidden in Your Book
  • What Amazon Can & Cannot Do for You
  • Most Valuable Assets – Your List & Back List
  • Download & Ranking Strategies
  • Author Partnerships
  • And More…

Date: Saturday, November 4th

Time: 9a – 12n CST

Location: TBD, St. Louis County

Cost: $35 USD ($5 discount SLWG, SLPA Members) or $85 for workshop series [Three (3)]

INSTRUCTOR:
Angie Fox, New York Times Bestselling AuthorAngie Fox, best known for her SOUTHERN SPIRITS™ mysteries, and her ACCIDENTAL DEMON SLAYER books, is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. A writer of sweet, fun, action-packed mysteries about biker witches, ghost hunters, and things that go bump in the night, her books have been called “fabulously fun” by the Chicago Tribune and have won multiple Daphne awards for mystery and PRISM awards for fantasy. Angie has also been nominated twice for the prestigious RITA award.
URL: www.AngieFox.com

 

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