Romance Rocks 2014 Presents…


Ebony McKenna brings a touch of the South to the track on Sunday Track C, Session 5.

The Staircase of Turning Points

The Staircase of Turning points is a practical, visual guide that shows you how to create maximum impact in key scenes in your story. We’ll use cracking examples from the all-time classic Gone With The Wind to help you take your writing to the next level. Writers who have one or more completed manuscripts will get the most out of this workshop.

Your Presenter – Ebony McKenna

“Oh yeah, she’s the writer who loves ferrets.”

Have you presented sessions at previous conferences, for RWA or other organisations?Ondine # 3 The Winter of Magic
I sure have, and I am always so impressed with what I learn from the delegates.

What prompted you to put together this workshop for “Romance Rocks”?
I wanted to share this method with as many writers as I could. It’s been a breakthrough for me, so I figure it could be a great tool for other writers as well. It’s such a practical workshop where you can apply what you learn from this into your own manuscript, whether you’re plotting out the next book or neck-deep in revisions.

What will participants take away from this session? (OR what is the key outcome or take-home message?)
You’ll develop the tools for strengthening the tension in your story and keeping the story moving so that each scene works as hard as it can.

Do you use examples (from your own books, other books, movies etc)?
Gone With The Wind is always a favourite, because it’s a masterclass in turning points and it’s a fabulous story.

Which members will benefit most from this session?1476366_10151911089644865_1353633515_n
Writers with a couple of manuscripts in the drawer will gain the most, because they’ll be able to apply what they gain from the workshop directly into their revisions.

What is your latest/current/upcoming book release and where can members find out more about you?
The Winter of Magic (the Ondine trequel) is out now. You can find out all about me at



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