“Nobody writes action scenes like Jacqui Jacoby. I can’t think of a better teacher than a writer who has mastered the art.”
From Austen to Aliens - How to Create Classic Tough Chicks
As martial artist, Jacqui Jacoby is interested in self-defense and how women are portrayed in the media. At first, it seemed as if it was only Hollywood showing women in a tough light. With heroines such as Sarah Conner of the Terminator movies, and Ellen Ripely in the Alien films, women were the ones saving the day when men were being blown up or eaten.
This workshop covers such topics as how to portray tough chick heroines. We will discuss different types of self-defense techniques and how to build a tough chick heroine from the inside out. What kind of women make up the tough chicks and what are they like in their everyday lives? What drives them to become tough? What kind of hero must stand beside her and what kind of villains will she face?
From Austen to Aliens - How to Create Classic Tough Chicks can be taught as an online class or a one hour workshop.
Some people call it networking. Some people, however, think that’s far too sterile a name for something that can be so fun in a business which is so creative.
Schmoozing. That’s what we do. And we do it sincerely. When we mosey up to the book editor to introduce ourselves, we aren’t there because this is just another person in the industry. We’re there because we know that this is a person with something interesting to say. Agents, editors, authors: they all have something to offer. Their experiences, their insight. All we have to do is listen and learn.
This workshop covers topics such as how to conduct an interview, both in person, by phone, and by e-mail. It will discuss not only should we attend a conference, but what we should do once we get there, what should we say, and how we should act.
Schmoozing 101 can be taught as an online class or a one hour workshop.
Behind the Scenes: The Research Before the Book
Before the book, before a writer types a word on a page, there is an idea. And behind that idea are the characters, the background, the location.
Research is an important aspect of any story. Whether the writer prepares their background information before they begin to write the story, or if they make it up as they go, they will need to get to know the people they are creating.
Behind the Scenes: the Research Before the Book is class which will help writers learn the basics for researching their novels. Whether they are using the public library, stacking their own shelves or meeting with a professional in their character’s profession, this class will give the writer the insiders look at how to do the research and then pull it all together.
Behind the Scenes can be taught as an online class or a one hour workshop.
Creative Fiction Writing
This six week course is only offered locally. If you live in the Northern Arizona area and would like more information, please contact Jacqui at email@example.com.