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12 Steps to Intimacy Writing Class with Award-winning Author Terry Odell

Workshop Date: Sat. June 17, 2023.
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12 Steps to Intimacy Workshop

with Multi-Award-winning Author Terry Odell

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 2 PM Mountain Time/ 3 PM Central Time

In 1971, anthropologist Desmond Morris published "Intimate Behavior," in which he explored the development of relationships. Some years later, Linda Howard took the twelve steps Morris described and applied them to the world of romance writing.

Ever wonder why sometimes a simple touch is sexy and sometimes it's a major ick-factor? It's not just who's doing the touching, but when.

Join award-winning romantic suspense and mystery author Terry Odell and explore the way humans are hard-wired for long-term relationships, and how Morris's twelve steps can make the relationships in your books resonate with readers.

This workshop will cover each of the twelve steps and show how each can be used to move your characters along the path to their happily ever after. These steps aren’t limited to the romance genre. Relationships can happen in any genre, and an understanding of how humans are wired can strengthen characters overall.

Terry Odell began writing by mistake, when her son mentioned a television show and she thought she’d watch it so they’d have common ground for discussions. Now she’s a multi-published, award winning author of over thirty novels, novellas, and short stories. She writes mysteries and romantic suspense, but calls them all “Mysteries With Relationships.” Her awards include the Silver Falchion, the International Digital Awards, and the HOLT Medallion. A Los Angeles native, she moved to Florida where she spent thirty years in the heat and humidity. She now enjoys life with her husband and rescue dog in the cooler, dryer climate of the Colorado Rockies, where she watches wildlife from her windows. You can learn more about her and her books at her website,, or her blog, Terry’s Place.

This class is limited to 30 people for the workshop, with a minimum 8 people registered to have the class. Please be sure to give us your email address so we may send the virtual meeting link for the class.

Materials Needed to partake in the class: notebook and pen for taking notes, computer or smartphone for virtual meeting link, email address, and a desire to learn how to better write intimacy in your scenes.

Email Brittiany Koren at with any specific questions regarding content of the class or schedule. Thank you!

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