September 10, 2022 – Rayne Hall

Join the FWCW meeting  September 10th for author, Rayne Hall.

Come online at 9:45

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Meeting ID: 834 2641 1889
Passcode: 019355

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Rayne will speak and then we’ll have Q&A

How to Make Readers Like Your Novel’s Main Character from Page 1 to the End

 Create a character in whose company readers want to spend many hours:  flawed yet likeable, fascinating yet real.

Learn tricks how to make the readers care about this character from the start, so that after reading the sample pages they hit the ‘Buy Now’ button.

Keep your readers rooting for the main character throughout the story, sharing the trials and triumphs of their new best friend.

End the novel so readers remember this character with a warm fuzzy glow, re-read the book, recommend it to friends, and rush to buy the sequel.

You will be able to apply these techniques to plan your next novel, to enhance your work-in-progress or to power up an existing draft.

About Rayne Hall

Rayne Hall is the author of more than 80 books, mostly Gothic, Horror, Dark Fantasy and Non-Fiction, published independently and by several publishers and translated into several languages.

Her bestselling Writer’s Craft series spans forty titles, covering specialist topics: Writing Fight Scenes, Writing Love Scenes, Writing Scary Scenes, Writing Deep Point of View, Writing Vivid Dialogue, Writing Vivid Characters, Writing Vivid Settings and more.

She is the editor and publisher of Gothic short story anthologies, e.g. Among the Headstones: Creepy Tales from the Graveyard.

A trained publishing manager, Rayne has worked in publishing for forty years, as a production manager, magazine editor, investigative journalist, book publisher’s commissioning editor, literary agent, workshop leader, ghost writer, writing coach and of course book author.

She has also worked as the guide in a reconstructed stone age village, development aid worker in Mongolia, belly dancer in Turkish restaurants, adult education teacher (for belly dancing and creative writing), translator (between her main language English and her native German), apple picker and tarot reader (assisted by her black cat who selected the cards).

After living in Germany and Britain, she has settled in sunny Bulgaria  – a former Communist state in Eastern Europe – where she goes for long walks,  visits ancient ruins and creepy abandoned homes, , grows her own organic fruit and vegetables and trains rescued cats.  Yes, cats can be trained – if they want to. The star performer among her felines is Sulu, the famous book-reading black cat.

Lunch: Noon to 1 p.m.

Afternoon Session 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

FWCW Business meeting cont./Members discussion/Misc.