On Sunday, March 18, 2018, attorney and author Alisha R. Bloom, Esq. presented a well-received workshop titled “Negotiate Your Way to an HEA: Using Negotiation Archetypes to Intensify Your Novel’s Conflict” at the March chapter meeting of the New England Chapter of the Romance Writers of America.
The session uses basic negotiation theory and dispute resolution principles to create a framework for intensifying your novel’s conflict. Alisha starts off with an explanation of the six archetypal approaches to negotiation. Then the discussion shifts focus to the characters and situations where each of these approaches can be most effectively and realistically deployed. Last, specific examples from popular fiction illustrate how certain negotiating styles and combinations can prolong and heighten conflicts between your characters, while others can help bring about a satisfying resolution.
Alisha will reprise this workshop at NECRWA’s annual conference on Friday, April 27, 2018. The conference will be held in Burlington, Massachusetts at the Boston Marriott (Burlington) hotel. Find out more or register for the 2018 NECRWA conference on NECRWA’s website.