Oct 252016


No More Sagging Middles!  In this workshop, Beth discusses the reasons why a manuscripts middle might sag and how to avoid these common problems. Points covered include lack of conflict, lack of character goals, slow pacing, too much backstory, predictability in the plot, lack of emotion, cliches, and dead-weight scenes. The workshop is designed to help writers strengthen the whole book by keeping conflict, goals, pacing and emotion in every scene and making your story fresh and unexpected.


Award winning author Beth Cornelison has been a NOLA STARS member since 1998 and made her first sale to Silhouette Intimate Moments in June 2004. She has gone on to sell many more books to Harlequin (29 at last count!) and recently signed a new three book contract with Harlequin Romantic Suspense. She has also published with Five Star Expressions, Samhain Publishing, and Sourcebooks.
Cornelison has presented workshops across the country to numerous chapter meetings, conferences, online classes and book clubs. Proud mom to a graduate student at Emory, Beth lives in West Monroe with her infinitely patient husband and a small clowder of adorable cats.

Star Divider


  • December 10:
  • January 14:
    Elizabeth Essex – Program TBA
  • February 11:
    Kelly Coates Gilbert – The Writer’s Toolbox
  • March 03 & 04:
  • April 08:
    Betsy Ann St. Amant – Program TBA