Researching for Authors

Presented by Margaret Bates

January 4 - 29, 2021
Cost:  Free for RWAOL members.  $15 for non-members.  Public welcome.
  Registration is required.  Registration opens December 21, 2020

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About This Workshop

You’ve had that problem before where you need to find out how a specific type of gun works for your romantic suspense or needed to find out if that one word was actually in use in Regency England. There’s always research involved in writing a convincing romance and the pitfalls of deep rabbit holes you might fall into as well. In this workshop, a psychologist and writer will teach you how to use a variety of resources from asking experts for interviews, library tricks and tips, as well as databases and deep journal and article research to create a better book. She’ll also work with you to ensure that you learn when to put the research down and plunge headfirst into the drafting so that you avoid being derailed by over-researching as well.

About The Presenter

 Margaret Bates was Magna Cum Laude in psychology as an undergraduate at Duke University. During her undergraduate work, she spent six months as an intern at a state hospital for schizophrenics in La Pa, Bolivia. As part of her graduate studies, she spent five years working toward a Ph.D. in developmental psychology with an emphasis in autism intervention therapy and was everything but dissertation at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Currently, she is finishing her Master's thesis in industrial/organizational psychology at The University of Baltimore with a focus on workplace ostracism and its effects on meaningfulness in life and healthy psychological functioning.  

What You Need to Know

  • Deadline to register:  January 4, 2021
  • You do NOT need to be a member of RWA® or RWAOL to take this class.
  • RWA® Online conducts all workshops via a discussion board system located on this website.  However, access to the site is restricted by login and password to ensure that the workshop is only available to those that are authorized to attend.  This is not an email loop workshop.
  • For questions, contact us through our contact form.