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  1. Permission given to forward. August 2010 -- Join us for a four-week workshop August 9 - September 6. Price: RRRW Members - $20; Non-members - $25 "Social Networking for Unpublished and Published Authors" with Beth Barany You may think that social networking as an author is only for published authors. But actually, authors at all stages of their career can use the tools of Twitter, Facebook and blogging (and more!) If you only learn and implement a few important strategies, you will find that social networking can fit into your busy life, and help grow your career. In this class, learn
  2. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for August. Date: 08/02/2010 – 08/27/2010 Workshop title: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Grammar & Style But Didn’t Think It Really Mattered Instructor: Annie Oortman Grammar-crammer… who cares about how verb tenses; dangled, misplaced, and squinted modifiers; and that dreaded passive voice? You should! Most people would rather have a paper cut on the inside of their lip than learn better grammar. But good writing requires good grammar. Without it, y
  3. --------PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED---------- Elements of RWA Online Workshops http://www.elementsofrwa.com/workshops.html Get the down and dirty regarding domain names and hosting services. Learn about blogging, Facebook, MySpace and more. Creating a Web Presence for the Techno-Challenged By Anne Marie Novark Date: August 16 - 27, 2010 REGISTRATION ENDS AUGUST 12 Elements Member $9, Non-member $15 To register for this workshop click <http://www.elementsofrwa.com/wkshp_reg2.htm> here. Description: A self-confessed techno-klutz and tightwad, Anne Marie Novark will explain
  4. Check out this Colorado Romance Writers, Inc. Online Workshop Series class for AUGUST 2010! Workshop: Show Up Naked: Writing the Male POV Speaker: Chris Redding Date: August 2 – 27, 2010 DESCRIPTION: This class is a fun, but informative trip through a man's mind. Scary thought, I know, but when you finish this course you will know more about that man in your life and, more importantly, you'll write believable male characters. The lessons will include: * Male Emotions, yes they have them * Stages men go through * Bad boys, why we love them and how they got to be that way. * Insight
  5. Check out this Colorado Romance Writers, Inc. Online Workshop Series class for AUGUST 2010! Workshop: Take Your Book From Good to Sold: Ten Lessons Learned Speaker: NY Times Bestselling author, Shirley Jump Date: August 2 – 27, 2010 DESCRIPTION: For first-time authors, the biggest hurdle to selling is learning how to craft a book that is better than good. Good wins contests. Good gets requests for partials. Good sometimes gets a revision request. But learning how to take "good" and turn it into "sellable" is the key to success. New writers may not see those small elements that make a
  6. *****Permission to forward granted****** Hearts through History Romance Writers is proud to present our August Campus line-up, two great workshops. Online Workshop: Gamblers and Lightskirts: Vice in the Old West Instructor: Jacquie Rogers http://www.jacquierogers.com Dates: August 8-21, 2010 Registration Deadline: August 6, 2010 Fee: $10/HHRW members, $20/others Class Description: This class is about vice in the Old West, or at least what we'd call vice. They called it entertainment. The first week is about gambling--not how-to, but who, what, when, where, and why. We'll take a bri
  7. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for August. Date: 08/02/2010 – 08/27/2010 Workshop title: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Grammar & Style But Didn’t Think It Really Mattered Instructor: Annie Oortman Grammar-crammer… who cares about how verb tenses; dangled, misplaced, and squinted modifiers; and that dreaded passive voice? You should! Most people would rather have a paper cut on the inside of their lip than learn better grammar. But good writing requires good grammar. Without it, y
  8. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for August. Date: 08/02/2010 – 08/27/2010 Workshop title: Courting the Muse with instructor Tawny Weber Courting the Muse – Practical and Spiritual Tools for Writers: The art of recognizing, then making the most of your writing habits. In this workshop we’ll discuss how custom create your own writing habit. One that will not only help you as you pursue your writing goals, but pull you through the frustrations you might encounter along the way. We’ll discuss setting as i
  9. Just got my new cover.... Sigh.....beautiful!

  10. *Permission to forward granted and encouraged* Yosemite Romance Writers is Proud to present their June online workshops. YRW is highly dedicated to bringing you some of the best instructors to assist you in reaching your writing goals. To register and for a complete listing of our upcoming classes please visit www.yosemiteromancewriters.com. Please direct any questions to: Yosemiteromancewriters@yahoo.com JUNE WORKSHOPS Dates: June 7th to July 2nd Deadline to register: June 6th Pitching the Press Instructor: Louis Knott Ahern Registration deadline: 6/7/10 Tired of sending press re
  11. ***Permission to Forward Granted and Encouraged*** Airing Dirty Laundry – Use Family Stories, Eavesdropping and Cable TV to Create Writing Income Instructor: Marilyn Puett Online Workshop Through Heart of Dixie, RWA, www.heartofdixie.org June 7 – 21, 2010 Cost: $20, Deadline for Registration June 5th. Course Description: Airing Dirty Laundry offers information and tips on how to create a source of outside income by writing short stories for the confessions and romance magazines. This two-week workshop is geared for writers who want extra income while waiting to sell their
  12. *****PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED AND ENCOURAGED ***** Dunes & Dreams RWA Chapter 215 (from Eastern Long Island) present their June 2010 Online Workshop. http://www.dunesanddreams.org/writing-workshops Cost: $10 D&D members, $25 all others. Payable in US funds only. June 1 through June 28: Basics Bootcamp With Gina Ardito Deciding to write is the easy part. But without the proper training, a new recruit can soon find him/herself in the weeds. “Ten-hut! Fall in, cadets, for Basics Bootcamp!” Over four weeks, we’ll strengthen your writing skills so you can safely mane
  13. 2010 Online Workshop Series Colorado Romance Writers, Inc. [PERMISSION TO FORWARD IS GRANTED AND ENCOURAGED!] Check out this Colorado Romance Writers, Inc. Online Workshop Series class for JUNE 2010! Workshop: Short Story, Big Impact: Taking the Short Story Road to Success Speaker: Anna Hackett Date: May 31 – June 25, 2010 DESCRIPTION:Short stories pack a big punch! They can provide a path into the publishing world, a way to build writing credits or advance your career as part of an anthology. Not to mention that in today’s busy lifestyle, readers are looking for convenient reads
  14. Check out this Colorado Romance Writers, Inc. Online Workshop Series class for JUNE 2010! Workshop: Pitch Perfect (Just in Time for Nationals!) Speaker: Kerri Nelson Date: June 1 – 24, 2010 DESCRIPTION: Want to practice your pitch for an upcoming pitch session to an agent or editor? Need help refining your pitch to include in a query letter? Well, practice makes perfect! Sign on for this handy pitch practice workshop, taught by multi-published romantic suspense author, Kerri Nelson. Over the past five years, Kerri has pitched more than thirty different books in every imaginable genr
  15. *Permission to forward granted and encouraged* Yosemite Romance Writers is Proud to present their June online workshops. YRW is highly dedicated to bringing you some of the best instructors to assist you in reaching your writing goals. To register and for a complete listing of our upcoming classes please visit www.yosemiteromancewriters.com . You may also register by sending a check to: Yosemite Romance Writers 4294 W. Dakota Ave. Fresno, CA 93722 Please direct any questions to: Yosemiteromancewriters@yahoo.com JUNE WORKSHOPS Dates: June 7 th to July 2 nd Deadline to register
  16. President of RWA Online

  17. Long Island Romance Writers (RWA Chapter 160) would like to extend a warm invitation to you and your chapter members for our upcoming 13th annual Editor/Agent Luncheon from 12:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. at The Inn at Fox Hollow, Woodbury (Long Island), New York. We appreciate the support you've given us in the past, and are so pleased that some of you (and your chapter members) have already registered for this year's luncheon. Thank you! Please join us and our special guest speaker, Steven Zacharius, President of Kensington Books, at our beautiful new venue (take a peek at http://ww.innatfoxhollow.
  18. ***PERMISSION TO FORWARD*** Yellow Rose Romance Writers is pleased to announce our May 2010 workshop! All workshops are $15 for Yellow Rose members and $25 for non-Yellow Rose members. Just in time for Nationals, Gemma Halliday presents Get Your Foot in the Door: Query Letter and Synopsis Workshop. This is a 2-week course and begins May 31, 2010. 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 May 30, 2010. Course Description: You've written an amazing manuscript - now what? How do
  19. **** PERMISSION TO FORWARD AND ENCOURAGED**** Yellow Rose Romance Writers is hosting our annual Winter Rose Award Luncheon to announce winners in this year's contest for published and unpublished. Register soon as spaces are limited and filling up! We are very excited to welcome Christie Craig, presenting Character Motivation, and NY Times and USA Today bestselling author, Rachel Caine, presenting Writing YA Fiction! Editor appointments will be available for those who are interested. Editors joining us are Deb Werksman of Sourcebooks and Laurie Rauch, Executive Editor of Samhain Publ
  20. **** PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED AND ENCOURAGED**** Heart of Louisiana is hosting our 4th annual Fall into Romance, Reader's Luncheon on November 6, 2010, at the Crown Plaza in Baton Rouge. Best Selling Novelists to Speak on Romance and Writing at Reader's Luncheon Fans can dine with their favorite authors in this fun and informative environment We are thrilled to announce Sherrilyn Kenyon, NY Times bestselling author of the Dark Hunter series, will be our keynote speaker this year. Seats are limited, so register early! There will be a drawing held from the early registrations for spots
  21. The Importance of Variation in Sentence Structure and Length Instructor: Sarah Winn When: May 1-31, 2010 Cost: $20 for HCRW and CRW Members, $25 for All Others WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION We are frequently advised to vary the structure and length of our sentences. This workshop investigates how to and how much to vary these qualities. Grammatical sentence structure (simple, complex, compound, and compound/complex) will be compared to rhetorical (loose, periodic, balanced and cumulative). The work of several popular novelists will be analyzed for the types of sentences they are writing. Methods
  22. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for MAY 2010. Date: 05/03/2010 – 05/28/2010 Workshop title: Prose and Contests: Everything You Wanted to Know about Writing Contests but Were Afraid to Ask Instructor: Amy Atwell Overwhelmed by the number of writing contests out there? Unsure whether to enter? Unclear about why you should enter? This class is geared for unpublished writers seeking feedback and/or a chance to final in the hundreds of writing contests offered through RWA® chapters. Contests offer opport
  23. *****permission to forward granted***** Online Class: I Dinna Ken: Incorporating Dialect and Research into Manuscripts Instructor: Sandy Blair Dates: May 3-10, 2010 Registration Deadline: April 30, 2010 Fee: $10/HHRW members, $20/others To register for this class: http://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/classreg.htm FMI: melindaporter60@aol.com Class Description: PURPOSE: 1.) To provide guidelines for inserting dialect, foreign language and research into historical manuscripts, so readers becomes immersed in the period without becoming confused or overwhelmed, and so that you may retain
  24. *****permission to forward granted**** Online Class: Critique and Collaboration Instructor: Anthea Lawson Dates: May 3-14, 2010 Registration Deadline: April 30, 2010 Fee: $10/HHRW members, $20/others To register for this class: http://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/classreg.htm FMI: melindaporter60@aol.com Class Description: It's a tricky art-- being able to give and receive criticism that is useful and empowering without being ego-killing. It can be even more challenging when you're writing with a co-author, especially if you happen to be married to one another! RITA-nominated writi
  25. Florida Romance Writers presents its DEBUT online workshop Shining in a Shrinking Market Presenter: Traci Hall Dates: May 15 – 22, 2010 Fees: $10 FRW member & $15 Non-FRW member Payment due by May 10th, 2010 Shining in a Shrinking Market is geared toward writers of all levels. It takes a motivational look at the market, playing off the four C's of diamond terminology. Carat, cut, and clarity become career, critique, concentration and category. This interactive online workshop focuses on goal making and how to be pro-active despite the many obstacles in publishing. Traci Hall has al
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