Workshop Description: It’s easy* to captivate an audience with dramatic plot-twists, alien abductions, ticking time bombs, and shape-shifting animals who turn into ridiculously hot men without pants, but what about stories with relatable, recognizable characters whose lives mimic our own human hum-drummery? Stories about ordinary people living ordinary lives and yet somehow their experiences, taken as a whole, add up to something quite EXTRAordinary. High-concept, high-octane stories are exciting, but I’ll share the secrets of how to make your seemingly quieter stories just as exciting, just as riveting, and just as memorable. I’ll also share why weaving small moments into ANY story will make it better.
*Easy is relative.
Bio: Tracy Brogan is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Publishing bestselling author who writes fun, funny stories about ordinary people finding extraordinary love, as well as lush historical romance full of men in kilts and damsels causing distress. She’s a three-time recipient of the Amazon Publishing Diamond award for sales exceeding one-million copies, a three-time finalist of the RWA® RITA award, and a three-time winner of the Booksellers Best award. Her bestselling Bell Harbor and Trillium Bay series feature re-imagined versions of her favorite Michigan locations – including famed Mackinac Island – and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She is currently at work on several projects including a gilded age series, the long-awaited sequel to Highland Surrender, and a dual-timeline rom-com that just *may* include ghosts. (Hint: It does. It totally has ghosts.)