First Coast Romance Writers, an affiliate of Romance Writers of America®, is an organization for both published and unpublished writers, as well as any individuals involved in the writing/publishing industry.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excellence in romantic fiction through monthly meetings and workshops in a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing industry.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, October 11, 2014 10:30

Morning Workshop:  Reinvention by Alyssa Day

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Alyssa Day is the Queen of reinvention. After her former lives as an academic, a marketing specialist, and a trial lawyer, she began a career in writing. She is published in nonfiction, chick lit, romantic comedy, mystery, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and young adult romance, for a variety of New York publishers, and she has also reinvented herself into hybrid/indie publishing this year. Along the way, she has been a member of RWA for 13 years, and is currently a member of the national board. She was won many awards for her books, including the prestigious RITA award (as Alesia Holliday) and the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for best paranormal novel of 2012.

The reinvention workshop is based on a class Alyssa taught in September for RWA University.

Topics will include:

1. Reinvention: Make the decision
2. Analyze yourself
3. Plan your reinvention
4. Overcome obstacles
5. Dive in!


Afternoon Workshop:  First Page Critiques with Charlee Allden, Lena Diaz, and Alyssa Day

For more info, see our “Workshop” page.


Note room change: 

Workshop will be held in the computer room.  Ask a librarian for help if you can’t find us.


For more info, email programs@firstcoastromancewriters.com







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