Purposeful Romantic Cinema

~ By Sally J. Walker Pairing up is a recognized life experience of the human species. Awareness of the need surfaces in puberty.  Some people sublimate it for a variety of reasons.  Others embrace it and evolve a determination to find that special Someone to share life experiences.  Sometimes those determined folk succeed.  Other times they are frustrated.  And sometimes people simply stumble upon the person meant to travel with them for the rest of their lifetime. Attitudes toward the “Pairing Process” are as unique as each human for a variety of reasons.  Those of us who write romance...

How to Launch Your First Kindle Book and Make $1,000 in 30 Days

If you’ve ever thought of publishing a Kindle book, stop what you’re doing and read this! Lise Cartwright is a self confessed (or is that obsessed?!) shoe fanatic that has found her passion in writing and indie publishing. We will be hosting both Lise Cartwright and Steve Windsor from Author Basics next Wednesday February 24th for a LIVE webinar where Lise will go more in-depth on her Kindle tips and tricks, as well as their new blog: Author Basics and how it can help you to Become One Of The Few Authors Who Make Money. ACTION REQUIRED>> Register at...

Swear to tell the truth: Why you need this class.

Hello Everyone, If you’d like to learn even more about writing characters who find themselves involved with law enforcement or sitting in a court room, sign up for Jody’s September workshop. You can find more information and registration details here. Meanwhile, this post is a great starting point. Enjoy! ~ Jody Lebel Why do so many television shows and movies include courtroom scenes? Because people love drama.  They love to try to figure out who committed the crime.  They love the fight between right and wrong, the humor, the gut wrenching outcomes, and the struggle.   Courts tear lives apart and build...

Who Wants to Write Fast and Clean?

~ By Sally J. Walker From October 6 through October 31, I will be teaching an on-line course for RWA’s Contemporary Romance Writers Chapter titled “Scene-by-Scene Writing.”  Though it truly is a fundamental approach to structuring the unfolding events or plot of any story, in the past I have also had experienced storytellers take the course to tweak and adjust their plotting process.  Why?  Such a microscopic examination of what NEEDS to happen results in a logical plot. The writer can see BOTH the forest AND the trees.  The elements are easily identifiable. When the structure is so simply...

Our Chapter Members’ #RWA14 Panels!

Check out our chapter members’ panels at this week’s RWA Nationals Conference! Thursday 7/24, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Juggling Two Careers: Strategies for Keeping All Your Balls in the Air (CAREER) Speakers: Jennifer Lohmann and Kelly Maher Two authors with day jobs as librarians share strategies for balancing two careers and multiple identities including career planning, increasing productivity, pen names, when or should two jobs intermingle, and what to do when they can’t be kept apart.   Thursday 7/24, 11-12 p.m. The Six Goals of Online Book Promotions (and the Tools to Achieve Them) (MARKETING) Speaker: Laura Kaye A best-selling author...

Quilting 101: Patchworking the Perfect Plot (Even If You’re A Pantser) Workshop

  Instructor: Suzanne Johnson When: October 7, 2013 – November 4, 2013 Cost: $20   If you have any questions, please email them to RWAContemporaryRomance at gmail dot com.   Course Description Do storyboards, sticky notes, spreadsheets and index cards give you hives? Does your manuscript wander in circles–yet you’re afraid a detailed outline will suck the heart and soul out of your writing? All you need is a simple word-processing program to stitch together the perfect quilt of a plot to keep your novel on track and moving in the right direction–while still giving your muse room to...

Categories

Archives