Ottawa Romance Writers Monthly Events

Our members-only meetings are a discussion of Ottawa Romance Writers business, upcoming events, and the goings-on in the romance writing world (1:00-2:00 pm). 

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 $25 for guests from 2:00-4:30pm (depending on workshop, see listings for details). Seating is limited, reserve your spot at Eventbrite.

Events Currently take place online using Zoom on the first Sunday of the month. (Subject to change)


ORW-ZoeYorkworkshop 05 June 2022

A double workshop from 13 time USA Today bestselling author Zoe York on Sunday, June 5th.

At 2pm

Writing a genre fiction series: turning a writing dream into a writing career

Start planning your next series to build on your brand and take you to the next level. We’ll cover:

How to craft the next first-in-series evergreen book that will sell for years and lay the foundation for 5+ books to follow.

How (and when) to spin off and take your readers with you.

How to weather the ups and downs of the market when you feel like the tortoise surrounded by hare.

At 3:45pm

Marketing (a Year without writing much)

Every writing career will have ups and downs, and there will be stretches of time without new releases. In this block, we will discuss:

Marketing beyond ads.

How to plan ahead for a known break in the release schedule.

How to recover from an unexpected bump off course, and get back into reader visibility without writing new words.

What a year-long plan could look like for you and your backlist.


Tickets $30+fees per ticket, Free to ORWA members (only $60 for a year’s membership!)

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Goal Motivation Conflict creating stories that keep the pages turning apr 03 at 1400 EST event poster

Goal, Motivation, Conflict: creating stories that keep the pages turning.

Maureen Fisher shares the secrets of creating a compelling story through each character’s goals, motivation, and conflict.

About this event

The key to an engaging story has always been the characters and how they interact. A writer should know each character’s goal (what they want), motivation (why they want it), and conflict (why they can’t have it). Maureen Fisher will guide attendees through the nuances of crafting and identifying goal, motivation, and conflict to ensure your readers keep on turning pages late into the night.

Date and time

Sun, April 3, 2022; 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Tickets $25+fees, or Free to ORW members (only $60 for a year’s membership!)

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Sunday, February 6th at 2 pm – a virtual ORW workshop!

Feb 6th 2022: Love Languages (open workshop)

70 to 93 percent of all communication is non-verbal, which means that body language is the ultimate love language!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Jennifer Carole Lewis will go in-depth about how body language can show how a character is feeling.  Join ORW to learn about:

  •           The different types of hugs
  •           The different types of kisses
  •           Signs of flirting, infatuation, and true love!!

A special one-time ticket price of $10!!  Free to ORW members (only $60 for a year’s membership!)

Sunday, February 6th at 2 pm – a virtual ORW workshop!

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