First Coast Romance Writers, an affiliate of Romance Writers of America®, is an organization for both published and unpublished writers, as well as any individuals involved in the writing/publishing industry. The membership includes writers of all levels, from those working on their first manuscripts to award-winning authors. The chapter is dedicated to promoting excellence in romantic fiction through monthly meetings and workshops in a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing industry. FCRW strives to help writers become published and establish careers with innovative programs, networking opportunities and pertinent information on effective marketing techniques for members’ novels.
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Saturday, February 14, 2015
Workshop#1: WRITE SMARTER NOT HARDER – Renee Ryan (11:00 to 11:50)
This workshop covers how to do the initial plotting of a manuscript, write the first draft and then polish the pages to make a clean final draft. Renee will cover how she and her plotting partners put together a four-day plotting retreat (and what they do there), as well their bi-weekly Skype meetings (and how they run those). She will then discuss getting a fast first draft and how to make it a final, ready to submit/publish book.
Workshop#2: THE ART OF LAYERING – Renee Ryan (12:00 to 12:50)
A detailed, concrete workshop on digging deeper and layering in emotion, movement, subtext, etc. to each scene.
Multi-published, award-winning author RENEE RYAN sold her first book in 2001 by winning the inaugural Dorchester/Romantic Times New Historical Voice Contest. She sold her second book to Harlequin’s Love Inspired Historical line in February 2009 and has since sold ten manuscripts to the historical and contemporary Love Inspired lines.
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The 2015 contest will open March 1, 2015. Please see the Contests tab for more details.
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