Zita Christian

Romance Writer & Wedding Officiant ~ Bringing Happily Ever After to Life

Novelist ~ Playwright ~ Producer

Historical Romance Novels
Historical and contemporary women's fiction
TV Host and Producer
August 2013: Page 1 - Episodes 100, and 101 are now on YouTube. For episode 100, I turned the tables and became the guest. Ronald Winter interviewed me about my latest release, First and Forever. For episode 101, I interviewed Ron about his new book, The Hypocrite. Catch both interviews on www.YouTube.com/zita3x3. "One of the best ways to stimulate your minds on a regular basis is to watch this program - another example of the interesting programs available to viewers on public access." -- Matt Buckler, television and radio editor, Journal Inquirer, Manchester CT
Drama
One-woman play based on the memoir by Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High School in 1957-58. Warriors Don't Cry completed its second national tour in 2014. For more info and a video clip, visit the website of the producer: The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT < http://www.Bushnell.org >
Nonfiction
Foreword and misc content in book on grieving, magazine articles
Writing Workshops
Six classes, 90 minutes each, use images and group brainstorming to develop the basic tools for creating story.

Events

International Women's Writing Guild, Yale University, New Haven, CT
June 22-25, 2012
See www.iwwg.org

DEVELOPING AUTHENTIC CHARACTERS
A compelling story requires compelling characters. The writer’s job is to craft them. This workshop delivers tools you can use immediately to create the character’s self-concept, explore her relationship with family members, give her a dynamic backstory, identify her hot buttons and learn how to press them. Using simple but powerful brainstorming exercises, we will build the connection between character and conflict, both internal and external. Discover why readers relate to a character who demonstrates valor over virtue. See firsthand how character leads to plot. Learn what really matters in a sex scene.

Women Writers and Artists Matrix
May 4,5,6, 2012, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

THE CHARACTERS IN YOUR STORY: Go Beyond the Bio
Learn to create characters who can grow over the course of a novel. Decipher clues in body language, clothing, and facial gestures. Build the character’s family and unearth the makings of a dynamic backstory. Identify your characters’ hot buttons. Learn how to press them! Add more characters and watch a plot develop.

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