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

Every year, my local chapter of Romance Writers of America has a potluck meeting and those who were able to attend can share what they learned with those of us who could not attend. I try to make notes about the important things but sometimes I get sidetracked. Like by Sara who is a twin and a mother of twins! Teenagers, even. And the anthology Fae Worlds, written by some of my friends in the chapter. And by the delicious food set out for the chapter. Mmmm. Continue reading “Part One of My Notes from a Recap of RWA National 2018”

Advertisements

Pardon Me, Your Brain Appears to be Storming

Step into the Way Back machine for a moment, if you please. There are some steps I would like to show you to explain how I got to my current writing location. First, National Novel Writing Month happened in November of 2016. I had participated in NaNoWriMo before, but this was the first time I finished my project. I got the t-shirt. Continue reading “Pardon Me, Your Brain Appears to be Storming”

Conference Calls

Writers usually benefit from being alone with their typewriter, computer, tablet, or pad and pen. But now and again, we like to gather in huge groups of several hundreds or thousands and do writerly stuff. We sit through workshops, we listen to published superstars talk about how they did it, and we eat while watching awards being handed out. Sometimes we find time to write. Continue reading “Conference Calls”

California Dreamin’ 2017 Conference Part 11

Law and Order by Christina Alexandra, Christy Jeffries, & M.A. Taylor

Police, crime, suspense and thriller romances are very popular currently. They have been for a long time, and don’t seem to be slowing down. Therefore, having published authors speak on the technical side of writing those kinds of romances was a very popular panel. Continue reading “California Dreamin’ 2017 Conference Part 11”

California Dreamin’ 2017 Conference Part 10

Conflict by Sarah MacLean

050717 scott in dark

Sarah MacLean is a sweet and talented human being. I know this because she uses the outrageous puns devised by her husband as the titles for her books. And because, at the California Readin’ event, to every reader who told her they loved her writing, she replied, “You’re very kind.” I was the security red shirt volunteer near her table and I had fun with her and listening to her and her fans. #careergoals for sure. Continue reading “California Dreamin’ 2017 Conference Part 10”

California Dreamin’ Writers Conference 2017, Part Three

How to Hit Bestseller Lists with E-Book Preorders presented by Jim Azevedo of Smashwords.

040617 jim

Disclosure: Jim is a very silly person and I moderated this panel. I had so much fun, I cannot begin to explain it all. He’s a businessman with an eye for statistics, he’s an entertaining speaker, and he’s a rock star. True story, he drums for a band called The Rivals in the San Francisco area that was named a Top 5 local band finalist by Bay Area alternative rock station Live105. Continue reading “California Dreamin’ Writers Conference 2017, Part Three”

California Dreamin’ Writers Conference 2017 – Best Tips

RWA– Romance Writers of America is an outstanding organization for writers of any type. Yes, they are slanted toward us romance writers, but there’s a good reason for that. I’ll share that story another time. Today I want to give you an overview of the recent conference in March put on by four local RWA chapters in Brea, California. I’ll share more details on the panels in future posts. Continue reading “California Dreamin’ Writers Conference 2017 – Best Tips”