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RCRW 2015 Spring Writers’ Retreat

featuring Jodi Henley

 April 11, 2015

9:00am – 4:00pm
(morning and afternoon snacks and lunch provided)

McMenamin’s Grand Lodge
Children’s Cottage
3505 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, Oregon

Early Registration (through March 31st): $50
Late Registration (April 1st – April 10th): $60
(scroll down for registration details)

Morning session:
Emotional Resonance
presented by Jodi Henley
author of Practical Emotional Structure: an easy to understand plain-English guide to emotional theory and the transformational character arc

Join Jodi for a three-hour workshop as she shows in a practical, usable way, how to connect with your reader and elicit emotions.

  • How to increase the emotional tension in your story with minor fixes to your character’s backstory.
  • How the transformational arc works to increase conflict and drive emotional tension to a screaming pitch.
  • How to make to two characters who have absolutely no chemistry work together like a match and accelerant, with only minor changes to characters and planned story line.
  • How to extend emotional structure into a continuing story arc.
  • How to make readers cry, laugh, sigh, and buy the next book!

Jodi promises “… a surfeit of PowerPoints, lots of handouts, and way too much personal attention during the workshop and over the entire retreat.”


jodi pictureJodi Henley is a developmental editor based in the Greater Seattle area. A long-time workshop presenter and blogger, Jodi is highly sought after for her plain-English approach to problem solving, ability to translate theory into usable bites, and intensive, one-on-one feedback style. Jodi specializes in character-driven genre fiction, and continuing arcs. She enjoys talking about craft and considers herself lucky to have a receptive audience. Find out more about Jodi at



To enroll for the workshop, you’ll need to pay your entry fee and then submit the electronic Workshop registration form.

We accept payment by check or PayPal.

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Conference Fee – Early Bird

To pay by check, send the appropriate amount, made out to Rose City Romance Writers to:

Rose City Romance Writers
2015 Spring Writers’ Retreat
PO Box 1272
Lake Oswego OR 97035

**Note** Enrollment in this workshop is limited to eighty participants so register early!
McMenamin’s Grand Lodge