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None scheduled at this time. Darlene is in writer mode. If you’re interested in me providing a workshop or taking one with me, please connect with me. This page will be updated when future workshops are scheduled and emails will be sent out – sign up for updates through the newsletter.
Galaxy-Expanding Ideas in Science Fiction, FF&P RWA, January 2022
What scientific ideas can we use in romance that haven’t been explored? Let’s look at unique and weird ideas that help us figure out what the future of human life could look like so we can build planets and create worlds that make readers fall in love with our characters. What are the gadgets and gizmos that will make our geeky readers lean forward? Let’s figure out the answers and take our SFR to the next level.
Digging into the Past: Ancient Greece and Rome, RWA Conference, Nov. 2021
Sexy is a romantic seaside escape with beautiful clothes and architecture with a backdrop of a gripping war. Come learn what the ancient Greeks believed about love! Eros is the word the Greeks used to describe romantic, passionate love. In this one-hour workshop, we will dive into the history, architecture, and feel of ancient Greece and Rome.
Putting the Sci in Science Fiction Romance, FF&P RWA, August 2021
What is science fiction and why do we love it? In this four-week overview workshop, we explored everything from first-contact scenarios to themes and ideas that aren’t often looked at in science fiction.
We used plausible extrapolations of technology based on contemporary science to make it integral to our stores and level up our science fiction. By the end of the workshop, writers had more tools to create fantastic science fiction.
Putting the Sci in Science Fiction Romance Workshop was offered through Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance Writers of America.
Hellenistic Romance: Eros in ancient Greece, Hearts Through History RWA, June 2021
Sexy is a romantic seaside escape with beautiful clothes and architecture with a backdrop of a gripping war. Come learn what the ancient Greeks believed about love! Eros is the word the Greeks used to describe romantic, passionate love…or you can check out the other seven types of love!
Diversifying your science fiction, FF&P RWA, Mar. 2021
Let’s level up our science fiction romance by adding spice! We will address diversity of people and thought, figure out unique elements of futurism, and find a realistic scientific way to get around the human/alien paradigm. Bring your sexiest alien, superhuman, and unique monsters – together we will make them stand out among the crowd and make your readers swoon over them! During the course of the class we will have a battle to create the ultimate alien hottie – may the sexiest alien win a special gift!
The Touchstone Writer’s Workshop, DarWrites, Dec. 2020
The Touchstone Writer’s Workshop is open to writers of all ability – all spots are full. Writers will learn how to level up their writing using the framework of a video game to encourage play! This online workshop is presented by DarWrites.
The Kickass Writer’s Workshop, DarWrites, Sept. 2020
The Pocketbook of Inspiration: Pandemic Edition, DarWrites, 2020
Are you stuck inside without inspiration? Long to know what a Zombie Slayer thinks of a Pandemic? Here’s your chance!
This is a fun, creative workbook to help you through this trying time. The best thing about it? It’s a free resource while the pandemic is on!
I wanted to help all my writer buddies level up and lift up – that’s why we’re here.
So have a treat on me: A Pocket Book of Inspiration Pandemic Edition.
Anthropology, Archaeology, & Romance, FF&P RWA, 2017
Welcome to Anthropology, Archaeology, and Romance. This fun, inclusive workshop merges my two loves of writing and anthropology. If you want to deep your characters, culture, or societies in your novel, you’re in the right place. Also, if you want to deep-dive into Indiana Jones’s world, welcome.