ORWA Monthly Events
Our members-only meetings are a discussion of ORWA business, upcoming events, and the goings-on in the romance writing world (1:00-2:15pm).
Our workshops are not always specific to romance. They cover the business of writing, craft, writer’s life, and research. Usually free for members and $20 for guests from 2:30-4:30pm (depending on workshop, see listings for details). Seating is limited, reserve your spot at Eventbrite.
Events usually take place on the first Sunday of each month at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centerpointe Drive, room 1A opposite the library (subject to change, see specific events to confirm dates and locations).
What do you do when an editor with a New York house—or your most-trusted beta reader—gives you the bad news? Your heroine is unsympathetic, your characters have no conflict, and the last half of your book has gone completely off the rails? What you do is revise your book. But what if you need to do it fast? Where do you even start? The answer is surprisingly easy. Sharon Page will reveal 5 secrets to make the revision process painless. Reserve your spot today!
Learn what life is like for an investigator and private security agent, including the secret life in hotels, presenting cases in court, and inter group tasks. Workshop lead by Andrew, a former private investigator and private security agent (bodyguard and chief of security in a hotel and a bank). Reserve your spot today!
The road to releasing a book into the world is different for everyone. Join us for this panel discussion where four of our most prolific authors share their secrets to releasing a book (or more) a year. Carey Decevito, Lucy Farago, Eve Langlais, and Mandy Rosko will discuss their personal process for drafting and revision, and how they approach crafting a romance novel. Moderated by Jennifer Carole Lewis. Get your tickets on Eventbrite.
New year, new WIP? Join us for our January brainstorming event and get your work-in-progress moving! Four of our experts will host small-group activities to help you in whatever step of the writing and publishing process you’re in. Reserve your spot on Eventbrite.
The potential to feel like a fraud (imposter syndrome) is greater than ever because of the ongoing comparisons we make between our choices and others. You’re then more likely to suffer burnout as a result of the increased stress your MIND is creating for you. Heather Elliot will talk about how to get in touch with that voice within you that is able to advise you on the decisions that are best for you as well as your creative endeavors. Get your tickets on Eventbrite.
ORWA is thrilled to host an all-day writing workshop from NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Shirley Jump! In the morning workshop Shirley will present “Show Me You Can Write, Don’t Tell Me” and in the afternoon she will present “The Basics of Scene and Sequel.” Special early-bird and RWA pricing available! Get your ticket on Eventbrite.
In this workshop, USA Today Bestselling Author Stefanie London will help authors assess their skills and where they fit in the marketplace. She’ll also provide guidance on how to make your stories more creative and unique by focusing on the three main areas of a manuscript: Concept, voice (writing style and tone) and execution (themes and tropes). Get your tickets on Eventbrite.
Are you just getting started? Already self-publishing but looking for strategies to reach more readers? Join Tara Cremin of Kobo Writing Life and learn how Kobo can help you make more sales. Kobo Writing Life is a global DIY publishing platform that empowers authors to take their publishing career into their own hands. Get your tickets on Eventbrite.