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November 21, 2020 Program, Shayla Raquel

Finding Your Antagonist’s Saving Grace

If every hero has a major flaw, then every villain has a saving grace. Help your readers relate to your antagonist through these exercises and a fun “Who am I?” game, real-life villain style.

An expert editor, best-selling author, and book marketer, Shayla Raquel works one-on-one with writers every day. A lifelong lover of books, she has been in the publishing industry for ten years and specializes in self-publishing.

Her award-winning blog teaches new and established authors how to write, publish, and market their books.

She is the author of the Pre-Publishing Checklist, “The Rotting” (in Shivers in the Night), The Suicide Tree, and #1 bestseller The 10 Commandments of Author Branding. In her not-so-free time, she acts as organizer for the Yukon Writers’ Society, volunteers at the Oklahoma County Jail, and obsesses over squirrels. She lives in Oklahoma with her dogs, Chanel, Wednesday, and Baker.

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Topic: Nov. 21 Program, Shayla Raquel
Time: Nov 21, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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