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  1. HOW TO TEACH AN ON-LINE CLASS HHRW May 10th - 21th, 2021 Instructors: Margaret "MA" Taylor and Pamela Moran COURSE DESCRIPTION Teaching an On-line Class is the perfect way to build your brand as a writer, develop a following and make some extra money. COURSE OUTLINE In this class we'll go over: How to move an idea from concept to Class Outline. How to prepare a class proposal How to structure your class. The best way to promote class participation. Using your class to build your Brand INSTRUCTOR BIOS: MARGARET "MA" TAYLOR AND PAMELA MORAN Margaret "MA" Taylor spent most of her adult life in law enforcement. She learned early on, she liked teaching as much as she did learning. An issue with a gun in a book she was reading led her to offer classes about law enforcement to writers. She teaches online and in person and the first in her Investigations 101 series (writers guides to law enforcement) is now also available in print. When she became the online class coordinator for RWA San Diego, she looked around, wondering why the chapter wasn't using the talent right there in their midst. A quick answer was that many didn't know how to approach putting a class together. So Margaret put together a class on teaching a class. Whether painting, out on a photo shoot or writing, Pamela Moran has always had a bend toward the creative side of life. Her favorite is when she can combine any of those with travel. Places get into her blood and she loves to explore the possibilities, always with characters and a story in mind. An astrologer for most of her adult life, Pam has been known to see auras & the occasional ghost. Considering she lives in a haunted house in the mountains of southern California, this keeps life interesting. Here’s the link to HHRW’s list of workshops with links to registering. https://hth.rwa.org/HTH/Events/HTH/Education/Education.aspx?CODE=HTH&hkey=cd163329-4c4c-4ce6-9df1-401bf4d9fd73
  2. Novellas and How to Knock ‘Em Out Fast presented by USA Today bestselling author Ivy Quinn Date: May 1 - 31, 2021 Pricing: A2P Member fee: $15 Non-A2P Member fee: $30 Details and registration here: https://agedtoperfectionromancewriters.com/workshops/ Questions: email Brooke at treasurer.a2pwrwa@gmail.com Full details and registration for all workshops at: https://agedtoperfectionromancewriters.com/workshops/
  3. Last Chance to Register Aged To Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers great month-long workshop in May you don’t want to miss! And this is your LAST CHANCE to register before they begin! “How’d I miss that?” (Self-Editing) presented by author, artist, and coach Kathryn Jane Date: May 1 - 31, 2021 Pricing: A2P Member fee: $15 Non-A2P Member fee: $30 Details and registration here: https://agedtoperfectionromancewriters.com/workshops/ Questions: email Brooke at treasurer.a2pwrwa@gmail.com Full details and registration for all workshops at: https://agedtoperfectionromancewriters.com/workshops/
  4. Just in case you didn't get this from RWA. Learn how to build your platform and grow your audience in our latest RWA University class, "The Art & Business of Author Platform" with industry expert Jane Friedman. In this class, Friedman will help you gain a better understanding of your existing and potential readership, find ways to optimize your brand, increase your reach, and identify opportunities for collaboration. The Art & Business of Author Platform Published authors always have one thing in common: they seek an audience for their work, and almost always a bigger audience. Having a strong and growing readership helps turn writing into a sustainable, full-time career. But what leads to readership growth? And what can you do, especially without a publisher’s help (or a large bankroll), to encourage that growth? This session helps you better identify and grow a readership, whether you’re traditionally published or self-published. Sometimes this is called “platform development.” Author platform is one of the most difficult concepts to explain in publishing, partly because everyone defines it a little differently. But by far the easiest explanation of platform is: visibility to your target audience—which translates into an ability to sell more books. Date: March 29 Time: 12 p.m. CDT Cost: $5 Register: http://www.rwa.org/rwau Note: Webinar recording will not be available for purchase after the event. About Jane Friedman Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in business strategy for authors and publishers. She's the co-founder of The Hot Sheet, the essential industry newsletter for authors, and has previously worked for F+W Media and the Virginia Quarterly Review. In addition to being a columnist with Publishers Weekly and a professor with The Great Courses, Jane maintains an award-winning blog for writers at JaneFriedman.com; her expertise has been featured by NPR, PBS, CBS, The Washington Post, the National Press Club and many other outlets. Jane has delivered keynotes and workshops on the digital era of authorship at worldwide industry events, including the Writer's Digest annual conference, San Miguel Writers Conference, The Muse & The Marketplace, Frankfurt Book Fair, BookExpo America, LitFlow Berlin, and Digital Book World. She's also served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund, and has held positions as a professor of writing, media, and publishing at the University of Cincinnati and University of Virginia. Her newest book is The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press, 2018). Romance Writers of America www.rwa.org/rwau 832-717-5200, Ext. 126
  5. ''Double, Double, Toil and Trouble'': The Dangers, Politics, and Misconduct in Police Work Starts: April 1, 2018 Instructor: Wesley Harris Class Description: Understanding the world of police work is essential to write accurately and realistically about cops and crime. Enhance your stories by revealing what happens behind the scenes beyond the crime-fighting—the fears, the infighting, the occasional transgressions. This course is divided into three topics. The first week covers the dangers of police work, how cops are taught to survive and the mentality that can arise from that training to create an "us versus them" attitude. The next session explores office politics, how internal pressures and outside influences affect individual officers, their performance, and their stress level. The course wraps up with a detailed look at misconduct and corruption, its magnitude and how it occurs. The internal affairs process will be discussed, including what an officer goes through when accused of misconduct or involved in a critical incident. Bio: In addition to a law enforcement career spanning over 40 years, Wesley Harris has written professionally for over three decades, authoring several books and many articles on police procedure and American history. His work has appeared in national magazines like POLICE, Law Officer, Mature Living, Wild West, and America’s Civil War. He has served in nearly every position in law enforcement—patrol officer, detective, trainer, section commander, and police chief. Currently, he is a manager for Louisiana State Parks and serves on the criminal justice faculty of the University of Phoenix. He also operates WriteCrimeRight.com, a consulting and editing service for writers. The Sizzling Scintillating Synopsis Starts: April 1, 2018 Instructor: Suzanne Purvis Class Description: The goal of this class through lessons, assignments, and plenty of feedback is for you to come away with a sizzling, scintillating synopsis. A synopsis that will get the attention of an agent, editor, contest judge and prove you’re a professional and talented storyteller. Bio: Suzanne Purvis is a transplanted Canadian living in the Deep South, where she traded “eh” for “Y'all.” An author of long, and short fiction for both children and adults, she has won several awards including those sponsored by the University of Toronto, RWA, and Women Who Write. You can find her work in print anthologies, magazines, ezines, and ebooks. www.suzannepurvis.com To see all of KOD’s awesome workshops, go to: http://www.rwakissofdeath.org/coffin-classes. To register, go to: https://www.rwa.org/2018coffin. Workshops are $15 for members, $30 for non-members. Are you a Murderously-inclined Romance Writer? Join KOD! https://www.rwa.org/joinkod2018 From Kathy Crouch
  6. Donetta, I understand your concerns. When you logged into our site last night, you should have seen RWA Online Workshops forum at the top. If you didn’t see that, let us know. Before the workshop starts, Patti Fischer, our VP-Programs, will open the Pre-Workshop Checkin. (It’s just like the one you can see now, except it will be for the October workshop.) If you want a little practice in using the forum, you can introduce yourself—or you can play with some of the discussions in the General Discussion forum. When Kathryn posts her intro or first lesson, the forum for the workshop will open. At that point, you can click the “follow forum” button in the top right corner, and you’re receive email-notifications when she posts new lessons/threads. If you’re interested in the discussion about a specific lesson, you can click the “follow topic” button in the top right corner of that topic and receive email-notifications when someone posts in that topic since your last visit. But you won’t receive all the posts—just the first one. To read the new-to-you stuff, just click on the dark blue button beside the title of the topic, and the system will take you to the first unread post since you last opened that thread. Let us know if you have any questions. Karen
  7. Amy, Not a problem. As far as I know, we're the only chapter where members do NOT have to register. So, it's good to emphasize that we don't register--we just show up. Karen
  8. This announcement was posted by one of my local-chapter members. It's not an RWA chapter, but an inspirational romance author recommended the national organization. Woodbridge, VA, is on I-95. It's south of Washington, DC. (Potomac Mills, a LARGE indoor mall, is also in Woodbridge.) Now to the announcement Permission to forward is granted The Virginia Chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) is hosting a one-day writer’s conference on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Woodbridge, VA. In addition to appointments with a literary agent or headshot photographer, there will be 14 workshops on the craft of writing, and publishing / marketing. For details, see http://acfwvirginia.wordpress.com/acfw-virginia-writers-conference/ If you plan to attend, please let me know. I might attend. Since I've gotten spoiled by RWA's rates for conference and it's $80 after today, I haven't decided. You can reach me through RWAOL's messenger or by emailing vp-communications@rwaonlinechapter.org Karen
  9. The Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writers of America (CTRWA) still has a few spots open for its 2-Day Workshop with Hollywood story consultant Michael Hauge on March 21-22 in Meriden, CT. Note that Kristan Higgins will be joining Michael on Sunday to present a special workshop. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 15. For details and registration information, please see http://www.ctrwa.org/michael-hauge-workshop-.html. Jane Haertel Writing as Susannah Hardy ~Dishing Up Laughs, One Body At A Time~
  10. Note from Karen: I've been amazed by Nancy's knowledge of the Regency time period. If my time-traveling heroine had ever visited the early 1800's, I would take the course. But since she stopped in about 1450 until coming here ... Permission to Forward Granted and Enthusiastically Encouraged Register by: February 04, 2015 Class Dates: 02/02/15 - 02/28/15 Regency law is a workshop about the Regency heroine covering the legalities of her life as a single lady, as a wife, and as a widow. • How did one get married? • What if it were a ghastly mistake? • How marriages could be ended. • Legitimacy and illegitimacy. • A bit on Crime • Peerage law • Men of Law Instructor Bio: Nancy Mayer became interested in Regency research when a judge red-penciled her first regency for inaccuracies. Nancy says she has been researching and trying to write for longer than she wants to remember. There is always more to learn. She still has 10 unfinished Regency Era novels she started years ago. Research is easier than writing. Register at http://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/regency-law/ ***Please paste the link into your browser.***If the registration menu does not work for any reason (ie show the wrong classes or not have the correct pull down menu for paypal) register for any course you are able. When you go to paypal use the note to vendor to type in the title of this course. Thank you for your patience. The web designer is working to solve the problem.
  11. Deborah, thanks for making your backlist available for download to my Kindle. I'll go shopping again. When I ordered one of your DragonFire books last week, I saw you had a work available in digital format only and downloaded Coven of Mercy.

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