Power Up Your Prose

2024 March | Craft

WHEN: March 1, 2024 – March 31, 2024 via GroupsIO

Course Description:

Explore power verbs, sensory language, literary devices, and more while uncovering creative ways to say that same old thing. In this workshop, you will learn how to turn clichés into pizazz, give ordinary names punch, and write full force description that makes your mouth water. You will also learn when to say it plain and simple. Participants will receive a a full chapter critique of their prose at the end of the workshop as well as extensive word lists. Based on my book Power Charge Your Language and Make Your Writing Sing.

About the Instructor:

Born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Zara spends winters in New York where the streets hum with life, summers in the Maritimes where the sea can be cruel, and the rest of the year anywhere inspiration for tales of adventure, mystery, and romance are plentiful. 

Swept off her feet by her own Indiana Jones, Zara has followed sheep and goats up and down mountainsides in Greece, Crete, and Italy, been stranded on the banks of the Rhine with no money and one chocolate bar, and while she has never been kidnapped, she has been abandoned on an island in the middle of the wilderness for longer than she wants to remember. Now she writes books for the romantic adventurer in us all.

A member of Romance Writers of America and Women’s Fiction Writers Association, Zara is a published author of both fiction and non-fiction. Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies, and have received awards from Women on Writing, Stone Thread Publishing, Tryst Literary Magazine, and Winning Writers. Her novels have placed first in the Pages from the Heart, Romance Through the Ages, and I Heart Indie contests, second in the Touch of Love contest, and InD’Tale Magazine’s Rone Awards, third in the Emma Merritt, 5th in the Fab5, and long-listed for the Mslexia Award for Fiction.