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  1. ***Permission to Forward is Granted and Encouraged*** Incorporating Humor into Your Writing with presenter Ally Broadfield Class Dates: April 15 through May 10, 2013 Class Location: RWA® Online Chapter 136 Registration: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm About the class: Humor is a part of our everyday lives. It can inspire hope, relieve tension, and help connect us to one another. Learning to use humor effectively will enhance your work and may even boost your creativity by challenging you to approach your craft in a new way. Even if your subject matter i
  2. RWA® Online presents: Put Your Prose on a Diet Instructor: MM Pollard Dates: March 4-25, 2013, 10 lessons Cost: $15. Free for RWA® Online Chapter members Registration: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm Workshop Description: You’ve decided to be a big girl or a big boy and cut the fat from your baby, your manuscript. In this four-week workshop, MM Pollard will show you where and how to cut the excess without too much pain and agony. In lessons titled Hacking Away with a Machete, Using Pruning Shears, and Triage for Your Wounded Story you’ll learn how to cut large portions of
  3. ****Permission to Forward Granted*** RWA® Online’s February 2013 Workshop: GETTING YOUR STORY OFF TO THE RIGHT START with presenter Beth Cornelison Class dates: February 4 through 15, 2013. Registration opens January 21, 2013. Do you want to start off the new year of writing by starting your novel off with the right beginning? Then join us in this two week workshop as you learn the tools to hone your craft and get your story going in the right direction. Learn about the important elements needed to set up your characters, plot and pacing in order to hook the reader/editor from page on
  4. Workshop registration is open. Reminder to RWA Online members that you do not need to register. As a member you automatically get to take the workshop.
  5. ***Permission to Forward is Granted and Encouraged*** PERFECT PEOPLE ARE BORING- What You Need To Know About Character Growth presented by Beth Cornelison FMI: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm Dates: January 7th—18th, 2013 Class Registration opens Dec 23st, 2012 In the workshop Perfect People Are Boring, you will look at memorable characters from classic romances and popular movies and show how their flaws set up story conflict and internal conflict. Learn how the plot points forced the character to make choices and learn from mistakes. Through these tests in the characters' gr
  6. PS...the cost to join our chapter is $15 until the end of the month. This entitles you to chapter membership through 3/31/13 when you must then renew. The only requirement is that you be a member in good standing with RWA (Romance Writer's of America).
  7. Need a reason to join RWA Online? Make it part of your New Year's resolutions? Here is the list of workshops RWA Online is offering and every single one of them are free for RWA Online chapter members: January 7th through 18th – Perfect People are Boring presented by Beth Cornelsion Feb 4th through 15th – Getting your Story Started Right presented by Beth Cornelsion March 4th through 25th -- Putting your Prose under the Knife presented by M.M. Pollard April 15th through May 10th – Incorporating Humor into your Writing presented by Ally Broadfield June 10th through 24th – Supporting Char
  8. RWA Online members...We are starting up The Artist's Way again. Check out the forum for more info. Come join us!

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      We're starting December 1st. There's still time to get your book or dig out your old copy and join us!

  9. This month's workshop: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/Boards/index.php?showforum=253 Must be registered and logged in unless you are a RWA Online member, because they get it for free.
  10. RWA ® Online Chapter 136 presents: Ebook and Digital Publishing - Is it for me? with Suzanne Rock Course begins October 1, 2012 and ends October 25, 2012. Registration opens Sept 17, 2012 at http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm Did you ever want to learn about the ins and outs of e-publishing? Are you thinking of self-publishing? Then this course is for you. Registration opens September 17, 2012. You can register as late as October 7, 2012 and still get in the class, though it will be in progress. FMI: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm Blurb: Digital books are becoming m
  11. For the newbies joining us for the Make it Last workshop presented by Linda Conrad, you can find the workshop here: http://www.rwaonline...hp?showforum=57 Log in is required with the log in name and password you created upon signing up. If you forgot your password, you can request a new one using the board software system. Right now there is only a Check in thread visible, but starting on 9/10/12, the rest of the workshop area will be revealed and the workshop will begin.
  12. Workkshop registration is open! For current RWA Online members you take the workshop for free and do not need to register.
  13. Well, now is a good time to join RWA Online as the cost to join is $15 from Sept 1-Dec 31st 2012. And it entitles you to the workshops for free and is good through March 31, 2013. The only requirement is that you must be a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America). Join our chapter here: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/joinus.htm
  14. RWA ® Online Chapter 136 presents… MAKE IT LAST: How to add Sexual Tension to Your Manuscript No Matter What Romance Genre You Write Class in session: September 10th through September 21st, 2012 Instructor: Linda Conrad Description: What would you do if an editor asked you to “add sexual tension” to your manuscript? Well that’s what happened to multi-published author Linda Conrad as she was about to sell her first book to Silhouette Desire. Follow along with Linda as she takes her journey of discovery and learn the tricks and techniques you can apply to your own writing. Seasoned pro o
  15. Here is the official list for next year: January 7th through 18th – Perfect People are Boring presented by Beth Cornelsion Feb 4th through 15th – Getting your Story Started Right presented by Beth Cornelsion March 4th through 25th -- Putting your Prose under the Knife presented by M.M. Pollard April 15th through May 10th – Incorporating Humor into your Writing presented by Ally Broadfield June 10th through 24th – Supporting Characters presented by Devon Ellington August 4th through 16th – Principles of Good Website Design for Writers presented by Catherine Chant Sept 9th through 23rd –
  16. ***Permission to Forward is granted*** RWA® Online Presents Create Peace and Harmony in Your Writing presented by MM Pollard July 30 - Aug 25, 2012 Cost: $15 Link to registration: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm Registration begins July 10th RWA® Online members take all of our workshops for free. Currently the cost to join our chapter is $25. Learn more at: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/joinus.htm About the Class: Every good story has great conflict – internal conflict within the main characters to give the story its angst and external confli
  17. I hate being sick. Put my planned writing weekend in shambles. :(

  18. RWA Online Chapter #136 Call for 2013 Workshop Proposals ***Please Forward. Permission is granted*** RWA Online, Chapter #136 of Romance Writers of America is now accepting online workshop proposals for 2013. We are looking for experienced workshop presenters who have a passion for teaching the craft or business of writing or publishing. Workshops may be 2-4 weeks in length and we are actively seeking presenters who can create interactive, student-centered learning opportunities that may include homework and feedback, question and answer sessions, and a stimulating discussion environment. We
  19. ***Permission to Forward*** RWA® Online Presents SCENE AND SEQUEL with your instructor Bonnie Edwards Date presented: April 23-May 4, 2012 Scene and Sequel (Or the last thing I learned before I sold) With deepest appreciation to the experts in this field: Dwight Swain and Jack Bickham. Do you fly into the mist of a new story without a plot? A strong grasp of Scene and Sequel will make your second draft stronger and your revisions easier. Does your story fizzle out by the end of Chapter whatever? Scene and Sequel can point the way ahead. Or maybe you need a detailed outline before you
  20. ****Permission to Forward is granted**** RWA® Online Presents: Online Workshop March 12-25, 2012 The Personal and Technical Arts of Promotion Presented by Shawntelle Madison and Angie Fox About the class: Everybody is talking about promotion these days. But what does it really mean? How can you target readers, book sellers, and the publishing community the most efficient, effective way possible? Authors Angie Fox and Shawntelle Madison will show you the branding and technological tricks you need to know to promote yourself while still leaving plenty of time for writing - and life! So wha
  21. Thinking of joining RWA Online? Members take the workshops for free. As long as you are a RWA member, then you can join our chapter at the cost of $25. Here is the 2012 Workshop schedule: Editor’s First Aid: CPR for Your Dying Manuscript Instructor: Lynnette Labelle Feb 6th through March 2nd. The Personal and Technical Arts of Promotion Instructors: Angie Fox and Shawntelle Madison March 12th through March 26th Scene and Sequel Instructor: Bonnie Edwards April 23rd through May 4th Create Peace and Harmony in your Writing Instructor: MM Pollard July 30th through August 25th. Ho
  22. ****Permission to Forward**** Here is the list of RWA Online Chapter 136 Workshop schedule for 2012. The workshops are subject to change. Please feel free to pass onto your other writing groups or chapters. Editor's First Aid: CPR for Your Dying Manuscript Instructor: Lynnette Labelle Feb 6th through March 2nd. The Personal and Technical Arts of Promotion Instructors: Angie Fox and Shawntelle Madison March 12th through March 26th Scene and Sequel Instructor: Bonnie Edwards April 23rd through May 4th Create Peace and Harmony in your Writing Instructor: MM Pollard July 30th through
  23. Registration will open soon for those interested. RWA Online chapter members take our workshops for free.
  24. ***Permission to forward granted*** RWA® Online presents: Editor’s First Aid: CPR for Your Dying Manuscript presented by Lynnette Labelle Maybe the horror stories about the hard road to publication are keeping you from finishing your novel. Maybe you've had one too many rejections with no explanation. No matter what is killing your writing, it’s time to breathe a little life into your manuscript. Not sure where to start? As a freelance editor, I'm telling you there’s only one surefire way to avoid the dreaded rejection slip—know your craft. And I mean really learn it.
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