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  1. We'll be having Bob Mayer's class here at RWA Online in June. Remember, at RWA Online you take the workshops for free. To join RWA Online, it's $25 for a whole year and all the workshops for free...
  2. Elements of RWA Online Workshops http://www.elementsofrwa.com/workshops.html Discovering Your Author Brand by Theresa Meyers February 8 - 26, 2010 Registration Open until February 4th Member $12, Non-member $20 Description: Author branding is one of the hottest buzz words it the industry, but what is it? How does it work? And why is it something that every NYT bestseller does? Discovering Your Author Brand is an interactive workshop that gives attendees not only the information about the basics of what author branding is and why works, but also offers how-to tips to realizing thei
  3. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** North Texas Two Step A Writing Conference March 19-21, 2010 NTRWA presents STORY MASTERY with Michael Hauge Best-selling author of Writing Screenplays That Sell and Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds:The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read During this special all-day seminar, Hollywood script and story consultant Michael Hauge, will present his unique approach to creating compelling fiction, and to eliciting emotion in your readers. Using clips from recent blockbuster love stories and romantic comedies, along with hands on
  4. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for January 2010. Date: 02/01/2010 – 02/26/2010 Workshop title: WRITING AND SELLING YOUR ROMANCE NOVEL Writing And Selling Your Romance Novel Instructor: Jessica Barksdale Inclan Registration deadline: 1/31/10 With 1.4 billion dollars in sales, 26.4 share of the market, and over 6,000 novels published every year, it's clear that the American public wants to read love stories. The other good news is that romances are fun to write. This course begins by identifying cu
  5. + + + PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED + + + On behalf of the RWA-New England Chapter's Conference Committee, I am happy to invite you to attend our 2010 Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference. The conference will take place March 26-27, 2010, at the Sheraton Tara in Framingham, MA. Speakers include: Keynote, Mary Janice Davidson; Luncheon, Judith Arnold; and EXTRA! Workshop titled Emotion: The Heart of the Novel conducted by Brenda Novak. For a direct link to our registration page, go to: http://www.necrwa.org/Forms/conference.html <http://www.necrwa.org/Forms/conference.html&
  6. **Permission to Forward Given** If you want to publish, you have to grab your reader from the very first word. Come join us as we welcome Kris Kennedy to our online campus. Class: Powerful Openings Instructor: Kris Kennedy Dates: February 1 - 12, 2010 Registration Deadline: January 2, 2010 Fee: $10/HHRW members, $20/others To register for this class: http://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/classreg.htm FMI: HHRW Campus Coordinator: classes@heartsthroughhistory.com Class Description: In this competitive market and fast-moving world, the vast majority of readers are not going to spend
  7. ***PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED AND ENCOURAGED*** NEORWA FEBRUARY 2010 ONLINE WORKSHOP DISCOVER HOW TO GROW A STORY SPINE INSTRUCTOR: Sylvie Kurtz WHEN: February 1 to February 18 (6 lessons posted over 2 weeks) COST: $15 NEORWA members/$20 for all others. www.neorwa.com for registration information or contact Cathy Matuszak and Alaina Silvestrini at neorwaonline@... <neorwaonline@gmail.com>. WORKSHOP: The story arc and the seven story spines I'm going to share with you are a distillation of what I've learned about story structure over my career and how using those basic element
  8. ***** Permission Granted To Forward ***** Early Bird Deadline approaching. The $25 discount for early registration to the Written In The Stars conference ends on Jan 10th, so if you've already made up you mind to attend, now's the time to register. The line up this year is super - just look at the list of editors and agents slated to attend: Laura Bradford - Bradford Literary Agency Terry Burns - Hartline Literary Agency Melissa Jeglinski - The Knight Agency Beth Miller - Writer's House Wanda Ottewell - Harlequin Superromance Laurie Rauch - Samhain Publishing Jessica Sebor - Bantam/D
  9. ***PERMISSION TO FORWARD*** Yellow Rose Romance Writers is pleased to announce our February 2010 workshop! All workshops are $15 for Yellow Rose members and $25 for non-Yellow Rose members. Starting February 1, 2010, Karen Sandler will present Creating Characters That Walk Off The Page. This is a 2-week course. To register, go to http://www.yellowroserwa.com/workshops.php and fill in the form. We accept PayPal and check/money order. Registration deadline is January 31, 2010. Creating Characters That Walk Off The Page Karen Sandler February 1 - February 14, 2010 More than any other
  10. ****Permission to forward is granted and encouraged. Thank you.***** Make 2010 The Year of the Writer! Did you make a resolution to write in 2010? Are you looking for some motivation? Want to take some craft workshops? Learn more about characters, plotting, or even PR? Then we've got the conference for you! Join the Gulf Coast Chapter of RWA for a writing conference at the beach! What: 2010 Silken Sands Writers' Conference Where: Beautiful Pensacola Beach, Florida (the hotel is directly on the beach-you can't beat this view!) When: March 19-21, 2010 Keynote speaker: NYT best-selling
  11. PERMISSION TO FORWARD Let's get those stories plotted and written in 2010! Southern Tier Authors of Romance is starting off their 2010 On-line Workshops in February with The Plotting Wheel. Check it out below. FEBRUARY 1 - 26, 2010 -- On-Line Workshop: The Plotting Wheel: Ten Elements that Move Your Story Forward is being offered by Becky Martinez and Sue Viders through the Southern Tier Authors of Romance (STAR - NY). Registration is open now through January 31, 2010. THE CLASS: Plotting can be a big challenge, even for a seasoned writer. This class introduces the Plotting Wheel,
  12. [Permission granted to forward, and encouraged.] The Red River Romance Writers of Wichita Falls, Texas, presents -- "The Xtremely Productive Writer" with Kara Lennox February 2010 -- Join us for a two-week intensive workshop Feb. 1-14. Price: RRRW Members - $15; Non-members - $20 "The Xtremely Productive Writer" with Kara Lennox Do you wish you could write more? Does life get in the way? Do you frequently miss deadlines? Does your manuscript languish for weeks at a time, withering from lack of attention? Do you look at writers who write three, four, five or more books a year and
  13. *****PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED AND ENCOURAGED ***** Dunes & Dreams RWA Chapter 215 (from Eastern Long Island) present their January 2010 Online Workshop. http://www.dunesanddreams.org/writing-workshops Cost: $10 D&D members, $25 all others. Payable in US funds only. January 4 through January 29 No Matter How Busy You Are, You Can FIND TIME TO WRITE! With Kelly L. Stone Blurb: Writers Write. Yes, you’ve heard it before. You know that writers write. And by golly, you’d love to be writing. But the problem is where do you find the time to do it? Between jobs, kids, spo
  14. PHOENIX DESERT ROSE CHAPTER PRESENTS Desert Dreams 2010 Writers Conference April 16-17-18, 2010 Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 Complete conference and hotel information: http://www.desertroserwa.org/conference.htm Registration open now: http://www.desertroserwa.org/registerform.htm Updates on the Desert Dreams Conference blog at: http://desertdreamswritersconference.blogspot.com/ Open to any writer in any fiction genre, from beginner to multipublished, this bi-annual conference offers not only a multitude of workshops for writers at any level, b
  15. ***PERMISSION TO FORWARD*** Yellow Rose Romance Writers is pleased to announce our January 2010 workshop! All workshops are $15 for Yellow Rose members and $25 for non-Yellow Rose members. Starting January 18, 2010, Eileen Wilks will present VOICE: Get Your Fingerprints All Over Your Story. This is a 2-week course. To register, go to http://www.yellowroserwa.com/workshops.php and fill in the form. We accept PayPal and check/money order. Registration deadline is January 17, 2010. VOICE: Get Your Fingerprints All Over Your Story By Eileen Wilks January 18 - February 1, 2010 A stron
  16. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for January 2010. Date: 01/04/2010 – 01/29/2010 Workshop title: MASTERING POINT OF VIEW Mastering Point of View Instructor: Diane O'Connell Registration deadline: 1/3/10 What’s the secret every successful author knows and most new authors don’t? It’s point of view (POV). In this workshop, Diane will show how truly understanding and mastering point of view can fix an ailing manuscript and turn a decent but lackluster novel into a page-turner. You’ll learn: • the bi
  17. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for January 2010. Date: 01/04/2010 – 01/29/2010 Workshop title: THIS IS THE YEAR YOU WRITE THAT BOOK! Have you made a new year's resolution to finally, finally write the book of your heart? Is it your goal to submit to an editor? Find an agent? Enter the Golden Heart. You can't any of that without actually having a full manuscript and you can't write a completed manuscript without both motivations and tools. About the instructor: Susan Meier Susan Meier is the author
  18. ** Permission to Forward granted ** The Beau Monde Academe is proud to present: Want to start 2010 off right? Get writing with April Kihlstrom's 7 Days of Motivation. She'll give you excited about your work and raring to go! Class Dates: January 10 thru 16, 2010 Fee: $15 for Non-Members & $10 for Members Register Here: http://www.thebeaumonde.com/academe/ More about our presenter: April Kihlstrom is the award winning author of 31 romance novels, 28 of them Signet Regencies. She also coaches writers, presents workshops and teaches online writing classes, often focusing on motivati
  19. *******PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED AND ENCOURAGED!!********* Announcing the Heart of Carolina Romance Writer's January Online Workshop: Turning Your Dreams into Reality Instructors: Tawny Weber and Beth Andrews When: January 1-31, 2010 Cost: $20 for HCRW and CRW Members, $25 for All Others WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Kick off the new year with a solid, workable plan to make all your dreams come true. Want to sell a book? Hit a list? Snag that perfect-for-you agent? This workshop will give you solid, time-tested tools to help you make all of those dreams happen. Dreams to Reality is a method
  20. *Permission Granted to Forward to RWA Loops and Members* January’s PRO Bootcamp, The Healthy Writer, is coming up fast! We begin January 4th, so don't delay, get signed up today! The first bootcamp of 2010 is a three-week long course, chock full of new and fun information designed to get your new year off to a fantastic start! We have an amazing SEVEN instructors presenting for three days each over the three-week period. They’ll be right there ON the PRO-Class loop with you, so their answers to your follow-up questions will appear more quickly. Of course, you don't have to part
  21. ***OKAY TO FORWARD*** ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ November 2-27, 2009 "Writing Teen Fiction" by Niki Burnham www.WriterUniv.com Niki Burnham is living proof that you don't have to: a) be a teen; b) have a teen living in your house; or c) be a high school teacher in order to write convincing fiction for teens. If you want to write for this challenging group of readers, but don't know about the teen market or what teens today are dying to read, this is the class for you. Topics include: * Learning About the Teen Fiction Market * Suggestions for Teen Reading * Why Theme (Yes, Theme!) Matters
  22. Anyone who joins this chapter (you also have to be a RWA National member or apply for it) then the dues are $12.50 between now and 12/31/09. You would be good here through 3/31/09, as our renewals are in March. And there are two workshops still left for the year which are free to members. Not sure what workshops are in store for 2010, as our lovely Workshop head hasn't completely divulged the list, except she mentioned Bob Mayer.
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