Contemporary Romance Writers 2018 Workshops

Unless stated otherwise, workshops take place on closed Groups.IO Forums and are $15 for CRW Members, $25 for RWA Members, or $35 for Non-RWA Members. For more information, contact the VP of Workshops.

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Mark Your Calendars For:

  • January 4-31, 2019: PTSD for Fiction Writers with Kathryn Jane
  • January 7-25, 2019: Openings–Starting Your Story Right with Alicia Rasley
  • January 7 – February 1, 2019: Marketing Time Management for Authors with Deborah Magnus
  • February 4-8, 2019: Word for Writers with Meredith Bond
  • February 4-28, 2019: On Your Mark, Get Set: Starting Your Novel in the Right Place with Cathy Chant
  • February 4-28, 2019: Beyond Filing off the Serial Numbers: How to Adapt your Fanfic into an Original Story with JoSelle Vanderhooft
  • March 4-16, 2019: How to Design and Teach an Online workshop with Cathy Chant
  • March 4-29, 2019: Using Your Words for Effective Marketing (Branding and Pitches) with Deborah Magnus
  • April 1-26, 2019: How to Self Publish Successfully While Working Full Time, Raising Children, and Remembering to Feed the Dog with Casey Clipper
  • April 1-26, 2019: The Well-tempered Sentence: Line Editing for Authors with JoSelle Vanderhooft
  • April 8-14, 2019: Even Superman Had A Day Job with Maggie Wells
  • May 1-28, 2019: Back Cover Copy “Shoot Me Now!” with Kathryn Jane
  • May 1-30, 2019: Romancing the Holidays – Writing Holiday Romances that Sell with Rebekah R. Ganiere
  • May 1-30, 2019: Plot Bunny Rodeo… How to wrangle those plot bunnies into a story that works, using brainstorming and outlining with Leslie Scott
  • June 4, 2019: Help my book isn’t selling! What can I do? (WEBINAR) with Penny Sansevieri
  • August 1-28, 2019: Horses for Fiction Writers with Kathryn Jane
  • August 5-16, 2019: Get More Done with Mary E Thompson
  • August 5-30, 2019: Overwriting Oh Nos! Trimming Your Prose the Painless Way with JoSelle Vanderhooft
  • September 1-30, 2019: Making Your Characters Come Alive -3D Characters Your Readers Will Love with Rebekah R. Ganiere
  • September 2-27, 2019: THE BIG, FAT, AUTHOR MARKETING Q&A with Deborah Magnus
  • September 9-20, 2019: Self Publishing: Easy as ABC with Meredith Bond
  • September 10-23, 2019: Nab Your Reader On Page 1 With Your Suspense Novel with Casey Clipper
  • October 1-25, 2019: Writing Mental Illness with JoSelle Vanderhooft
  • October 1-28, 2019: Self Editing “How’d I Miss That?” with Kathryn Jane
  • October 1-28, 2019: Write The Effing Book: Using Plotting Techniques to Start and Write Your Book with Mary E Thompson
  • November 5, 2019: How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon (WEBINAR) with Penny Sansevieri
  • November 1-27, 2019: Freedom and Framework: Story Planning for Pantsers with Cathy Chant
  • November 1-27, 2019: Novellas and How to Knock ‘Em Out Fast with Ivy Quinn

Past Workshops

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November 1-28, 2018

 

Dialogue: The Story Driver with Robb Grindstaff

About The Workshop:

A story has many moving parts: characters, plot, setting, description, narrative, and dialogue, among others.

Great dialogue is critical. It develops your characters into real, three-dimensional people that readers relate to and engage with. Dialogue drives your plot – not the other way around. A great story idea with dull, lifeless dialogue falls flat. A rehash of a well-worn plot with crackling dialogue is hard to put down.

In this session, published author and fiction editor Robb Grindstaff discusses real-world methods you can put into immediate practice. Learn tips and techniques to craft dialogue that pulls the reader into the story and characters.

About The Instructor:

Author and editor Robb Grindstaff has worked with the written word in one form or another since the high school student newspaper. Along with a career in journalism as an editor and newspaper executive, he’s also spent years writing, studying, and learning the art and craft of fiction. For the past ten years, he’s edited fiction and non-fiction manuscripts for published, agented, and emerging writers.

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November 1-28, 2018

 

How to Write More Engaging Sex Scenes with JoSelle Vanderhooft

About The Workshop:

Sex scenes can make or break a romance, regardless of its heat level. Unfortunately, they can fall victim to lazy descriptions, cliché, overreliance on mechanics, and a lack of characterization. This class is designed to teach authors of all skill levels and experience how to avoid these and other pitfalls to create sex scenes that are as individual as they are unforgettable. This class will also cover how to handle sex and sexuality for characters who are rarely featured as protagonists in erotic romance, due to such things as disability, illness, or age.

About The Instructor:

JoSelle Vanderhooft is an editor and writer with twelve years of experience in several areas of publishing–most notably journalism, inspiration/self-help, and fiction. She loves meeting and working with publishers as well as authors of all experience levels–though she has a special passion for working with independent authors and those new to the craft, as well as those writing science fiction, fantasy, horror, romance, suspense, or any combination thereof.

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November 1-28, 2018

 

The Actual How of Making Time to Write – Project Management for Writers with Merien Grey

About The Workshop:

Are you tired of people telling you if you want to write bad enough you will make time? Most of us would do that on our own if we knew how or even where to start. You are not lazy or unmotivated and you know you want it bad enough. You just need someone to give you some hints on how to actually do it. With a corporate and military background in process, project and time management Merien will instruct on specific, do-able proven ways to make minor changes and create more time to write. She will also teach you how to assess your situation and personal practices to see how to get the most out of the time you already have for yourself, your family and your career.

About The Instructor:

Merien spent a decade traveling the world as a military intelligence analyst. She has multiple degrees specializing in Anthropology, Sociology, English, and Communications Technology.  She is currently a member of the RWA national ethics committee. The last ten years she been an active volunteer with several RWA chapters, to include board member, board liaison, webmistress, and conference committee positions.  Merien lives in the shadow of Mount Rainier with her husband, incorrigibly lazy dog, and a little one who rules the land with an iron hand at least until bedtime.

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