April 22 – All Day Workshop with Laurie Schnebly

April All-Day Workshop


Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Come join GRW for an April All-Day Workshop with speaker Laurie Schnebly Campbell. The morning session will include techniques on making the revision process easier and using your character’s motivation to guide you through plotting a book. The afternoon session will focus on plotting and end with ways to put joy back into your writing. Breakfast, lunch and a great day of programs are included in the cost of the workshop.

Revision Hel–No, Heaven (1-1.5 hours)

Every writer knows about Revision Hell. But the chance to re(en)vision any concept that’s attracted attention can be a wonderful opportunity. This class covers the psychological and practical aspects of revision: when to do it, why (and why not) to do it, how to make the process easier, and — most important of all — how to know when you’re finished.

Plotting Via Motivation (1 hour)

Any of us could write a book in which the characters set out for a three-hour tour and get shipwrecked on an uncharted desert isle. But if you nail down a character’s motivation, it doesn’t matter whether the ship capsizes or lands safely three hours later. Your characters will create a plot from WHATEVER happens, because you’ve got their motivation built in from the very beginning…and here’s how to do it.

From Plot To Finish (2 hours)

Once a writer knows the elements that belong in her characters and her plot, she’s all set…right? Well, actually not always. Making the move from a few basic answers to a manuscript which is actually ready to type involves a series of steps that people have called “incredible…a plotting system which truly RESPECTS that I’m a pantser” and “the easiest way I’ve ever seen of getting from Basic Idea to Finished Book.”

Block-Busting: Putting the Joy Back in Writing (1-1.5 hours)

At some point, almost all writers suffer from the inability to tell the story they want. Part of writer’s block is a lack of joy in the process. Counselor Laurie Schnebly Campbell looks at the causes — including exhaustion, boredom and fear of success — and the benefits of this block. Writers take home new awareness of what works for them, and renewed inspiration for returning to the craft they love.


About the Speaker: Laurie Schnebly Campbell loves speaking to writers about issues that draw on her background as an advertising copywriter, a counseling therapist and a romance novelist who beat out Nora Roberts for Best Special Edition of the Year. By day Laurie writes for McDonald’s, Massage Envy and other clients at a Phoenix ad agency. She also enjoys recording for the blind, playing with her husband and son, vacationing in Sedona (the red-rock town named for her great-grandmother), and running WriterUniv.com.

“People ask how I find time to do all that,” Laurie says, “and I tell them it’s easy.  I never clean my house!”



Registration Type (Conference cost includes workshop, breakfast, and lunch)
Before January 1:
GRW –  $75.00 (This will be verified against our member database)
Non-GRW – $85.00
After Jan. 1-April 15, 2017 (Noon Eastern Time deadline)
GRW – $85.00 (This will be verified against our member database)
Non-GRW – $95.00.

Deadline to register is April 15, and only those registered can attend.


Pay with check: Make your check payable to GRW and note: April Workshop on the Memo line with the name of the attendee and mail to:

Georgia Romance Writers

PO Box 1011

Hiram, GA 30141-9998






Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
200 Interstate N Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 952-7900