Patriot Day – and On-Line Writing Course

God Bless AmericaOn this anniversary of the attacks of 9-11-01, our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families of the victims, survivors, and responders. Astrid, you are never forgotten. NQ
A program that all might find worth the $30 and the time to attend! Just the individual critique and coaching is worth $30. NQ

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“Talking Back To Your Brain” with Susan and Harry Squires

September 16 – October 13, 2013

Enrollment Information at

COST: $20 for OCCRWA members, $30 for non-members

If you have specific questions, email


Did you ever wonder why one day you get stuck on a project while on another day your writing flows easily? Doesn’t it seem like sometimes your brain is actually fighting you? Well, maybe it is.

Recent insights into the structure of the human brain and how the parts work together (or don’t) provide powerful techniques to free yourself and get writing again. You actually have three brains in your skull, and these simple techniques can get them talking to each other. Your brain will work for you, not against you.

This class will help you learn how to be more effective in your writing and use these techniques in the rest of your life. Using your current work in progress, Susan and Harry Squires will show you how to solve problems (including writer’s block,), make your characters and plots deeper and more resonant, and create a book that keeps your reader turning pages.

In this four week workshop, the Squires will present six lessons, each with exercises that let you practice and refine the techniques discussed. You’ll get individual feedback and for the final lesson you’ll be able to submit five manuscript pages or a three-page synopsis for individual coaching and help.

Susan and Harry Squires have gotten great feedback on this class, and look forward to sharing these productive techniques with others.


Susan Squires has written fourteen novels and three novellas, first for Dorchester and St. Martin’s Press. Her first novel, Danegeld, was a Golden Heart winner. Her books have won three PRISM awards, Booksellers Best and a Holt Medallion, as well as many other contests. Her books have frequently garnered 4 ½ star reviews and Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine. She has made the NYT list, the USA today list and the Walden’s Romance Top Ten.

Harry Squires published his first novel, What Rough Beast, as H. R. Knight with Leisure Books. A paranormal mystery with romantic elements, it garnered enthusiastic reviews not only from horror venues but also from romance reviewers. Harry also writes for Wine Adventure Magazine. Harry was a corporate trainer with an insurance company for nearly ten years. In that capacity he created and presented everything from one hour training sessions to two-week workshops. He’s coached extensively on techniques of learning and unleashing the creativity of the brain.

Together, Harry and Susan speak frequently at community groups interested in the writing life and have conducted many workshops at RWA chapters and Sci-fi conventions.

Enrollment Information:
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COST: $20 for OCCRWA members, $30 for non-members

See you Sunday – keep reading and writing! Nancy Q.


About NL Quatrano

Award-winning author, speaker, editor and ghost writer, Nancy owns a full-time editing, writing and specialty publishing business: On-Target Words/WC Publishing. Volunteer/member of professional writing organizations including Florida Writers Assoc., Sisters in Crime, and AWAI. 2010 Professional Woman of the Year by the NAPW. Linked in Editor Pick May 2013. International Women's Leadership Association nominee for Outstanding Leadership 2014. Author of Murder in Black and White, Still Shot, Merciful Blessings, and numerous published short stories.
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