Harlequin/Mira Executive Editor Paula Eykelhof will give her perspective on the romance industry and do a Q and A session afterwards. Ms. Eykelhof will accept pitches for completed manuscripts from ORWA members. Contact the workshop
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Pitching to agents and editors is part of writing life, no need to hyperventilate over it. We will first hone a synopsis, then we take turns pitching and hearing pitches. If you don't want to
ORWA celebrates our members with a Brunch and awards ceremony at the Loch March Golf & Country Club. This year's theme is FRIENDSHIP and ORWA members may invite a family member or friend to join the
Romance writers spend a great deal of time sitting in front of a computer. This has huge implications for our body, mind and spirit. We are hunched over a keyboard, often brushing crumbs off our
Don't know how to start or don't know where to go next? Brainstorming can help you uncover new ideas and move your writing in unexpected directions. We'll look at some Brainstorming tools before dividing into
There are a variety of expenses writers can claim on their taxes. This workshop will provide an overview of what is allowed and what isn't. Julie Stanley, CA, is a manager with Ginsberg Gluzman Page
As writers, we know all about POV, right? We know the difference between first person, third person, omniscient, camera eye view, etc. We know how to climb into a character’s head and immerse the reader
ORWA presents a special day of workshops with New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries. Starting at 10 am, two workshops will be given: Toning Up a Sagging Middle The Movie Eye: Choosing the Right Scenes
Digital self-publishing exploded in 2011 with news of the success of authors like J.A. Konrath, Amanda Hocking, and E.V. Mitchell (Julianne Maclean). Self-publishing for the Kindle, Nook, Sony eReader, iPad and other digital devices, is
Readers still love them. Editors still want them. This highly interactive workshop will break down the appeal of the classic plot lines and characters that romance readers crave and we'll discover ways a smart writer can