**Permission to forward granted and encouraged**
Wine Country Romance Writers is proud to present their online
workshop for November.
Workshop title: Covert Operations for Writers: How to Set Them Up,
Bust Them and Barely Live Through Them
Instructor: Lucinda Schroeder
Date: 11/3/08 to 10/28/08
Description: This class presents a rare opportunity for writers to
learn first hand how federal agents and other law enforcement
officials develop targets and set up covert operations to catch them.
Students will also learn how covert agents establish a cover and how
covers are often blown. All undercover operations have problems, and
there is no better way to create trouble for a character than to have
him involved in some type of covert mission. All this, including an
analysis of several actual undercover operations that were busted and
how the protagonist survived the meltdown.
Even if a writer isn't writing about covert operations, this course
will spark great ideas for extraordinary creativity.
About the instructor: Lucinda Schroeder
Lucinda Delaney Schroeder has a BA in Criminology and is a retired
federal agent who during her thirty-year career conducted numerous
undercover investigations and was the only female member a
specialized undercover unit. She has taught undercover techniques to
other agents at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in
Glynco, GA and continues to train law enforcement officers through
her private business "Bulletproof Covert Identities." She lives in
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Lucinda is the author of "A Hunt for Justice," (Lyons Press) a true
story of one her undercover cases in Alaska, in which clever
deception was her only protection.
Deadline to register: 11/03/08
Fee: $20 WCRW members; $25 non-members. RWA Membership isn't
required; anyone can take our courses.
Where to sign up: You may register online at
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the Pay now button and follow the instructions for pay pal then EMAIL
Thank you for considering our workshops!!
Vice President WCRW
Wine Country Romance Writers