Right on Schedule!

Hello, friends! I know what you really, really want. You want to be a Rich, Famous Writer! You want to travel all expenses paid to speaking gigs and conferences to talk about writing. Maybe even write a book about writing with a catchy name like On Writing. And you want to be able to buy ridiculous things because you are so rich, you don’t know what to do with all the money! Want to know how to accomplish that? Of course you do! Now, pay attention. Continue reading “Right on Schedule!”

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Romance Writers of America Family

Hey, what would you say is the one thing you share with your family? Do you play chess with Dad? Go hunting with Grandma? Do you cruise the bars with Mom? Go on shopping sprees with Sissy? Maybe you beat your brother at darts every Saturday. Well, in the local chapter of Romance Writers of America, we have members of the same family who write Romances. We have a few mother-daughter writers, a smattering of sisters, and the occasional husband-wife team who cheer each other on. And, yes, we do like to have men join the club. No initiation rites or anything. Continue reading “Romance Writers of America Family”

Jack Davidson at RWA-SD Part 2

Note: This is late because I overschedule myself. Add it to the list below.

I have never been good at a few things. One is traveling light. Another is telling a story without a lot of back story. And this one, being able to write concise reports about meetings I attend. In any event, here are the rest of my notes on Jack Davidson, retired policeman, and manager of his own security company. (Part 1 is here) Continue reading “Jack Davidson at RWA-SD Part 2”

Time for a Change

My extremely beneficial and entertaining chapter of Romance Writers of America knew I was struggling with getting my writing on track, so the program chairs brought in Joe Hardell to give us an Influencer Workshop — The Power to Change Anything. As you can see from the link, he works for Abbott Vascular and reminded us that when you make boxes or shoes, you might be able to have a 10% error rate. When you make machines that will be inserted into live people, your error rate must be zero. Continue reading “Time for a Change”

Romance Writers of America, Literacy, and Catherine Bybee

I’m a sucker for a drawing opportunity. My bird club has monthly drawings which explains why I have so many birds, and my local chapter of RWA has a drawing once a year. This year, I was able to purchase more tickets than ever before and I won three times. Considering how many people were there (the room was filled to capacity), you will understand why I am impressed. I’ve been lucky to win once or twice in the past. Continue reading “Romance Writers of America, Literacy, and Catherine Bybee”

Jeff Lyons Presents

As happens almost every month, I was lucky to attend my local Romance Writers of America chapter meeting for October. Our speaker was Jeff Lyons, a published fiction/nonfiction author, screenwriter, and story development consultant in the film, television, and publishing industries (but his web page is undergoing an overhaul). As you can imagine, he had a lot of great information to share. I think it will take me at least two posts to cover it all. But what struck me was the humor and fun we had at this meeting. I’m pulling a few of the things he covered that have an aura of genius about them. Continue reading “Jeff Lyons Presents”

Part Two of My Notes from a Recap of RWA National 2018

When we left our erstwhile author, she was taking notes by hand on the Recap of the 2018 National RWA Conference. Now she is attempting to transcribe those notes and do laundry and make a shopping list while hoping the dog can wait to be walked another hour. Let’s look in at her progress. Continue reading “Part Two of My Notes from a Recap of RWA National 2018”