Schedule

This is a preliminary schedule and subject to change. Note: Conference dates are confirmed; times are listed in Central Time.

Registration for conference is required to attend the events below, unless otherwise noted. 

 

Thursday, November 18

Event
Time
Welcome 8:00 – 8:15 a.m.
Workshops  

The #ABCs of Online Pitch Events

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Horses, Riding, & Saddles, Oh My!

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

The Hero’s Journey and Tarot

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

The Pleasure of Writing Love Scenes

8:30 – 10:15 a.m. 

The Heroine's Journey

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

Miniseries: Maximum Payoff

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

W.R.A.P.P. Your Publishing Career

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Industry Showcase
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 
Librarians Day Keynote & Ask Me Anything with Kimberla Lawson Roby 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Librarians Day Workshops
12:00 – 5:30 p.m. 
Workshops
12:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

Going from Indie Back to Traditional Publishing

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Making a Plan and Sticking With It

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Making Romance More Accessible: Not Everyone Reads with Their Eyes

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

The Five Principles of Creating Clarity

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Town Hall with Publishers Weekly's Cevin Bryerman 

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Writing the Romantic Graphic Novel 

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Lost in Austen: 5 Tips from Jane Austen for Emotional World Building

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

Special Programming at Your Local Library 

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

What Romance Writers Can Learn from Marvel and Pixar

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

The World of Short Story Romance 

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Crash Course: Interactive & Episodic Fiction 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 

Leverage Your Time and Resources: Utilizing the Services of a Virtual Assistant

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 

Library Thing

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 

Spotlight on Tule Publishing 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  

Author on a Budget Series: Using Canva to Build your Author Starter Kit (Part 1)

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Author Websites: From Blah to Boss 

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

Mastering Amazon: Ads, Your Backlist, and the Perfect Book Launch 

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
Librarian and Author Meetup  6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
Evening Writing Sprint 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
   

Friday, November 19

Event
Time
Morning Writing Sprint
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Workshops
 

Stop Pantsing Your Career: Creating A Production Calendar You Can Live With

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Spotlight on Reedsy

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Writer's Law School: Protecting Your Artistic Rights

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Writing About Place: Five Keys to Immersive Setting

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Book Mapping or Being Your Own Developmental Editor

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Opening Pages that Work

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Plan to Succeed

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Researching the Online Materials of the Library of Congress

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Write 10K in a Day & Avoid Burnout

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

#15minWIP: Time Management Techniques for Writing Around Distractions 

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Craft, Characters, Creativity, and Career 

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Making the Leap from 5 to 6 Figures

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Works Well with Others: Critique Groups

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Sapphic Romance: Truths & Myths

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Success in a Sentence

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

What is Your Publishing Personality? A Cosmo Quiz to Determine Your Future in the Biz 

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

Writing the Male POV: Creating Better Heroes

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

Digging into the Past: Ancient Greece and Rome 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

From Beginning to Middle to End: Step by Step 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

Secrets of a Bestselling Amazon Book Page 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

Should I Hire a Freelance Editor? 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

Make Book Marketing Fun & Easy With Book Brush 

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

Making Your Own "Happy Ever After": How to Save for Retirement 

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

Mindset Mastery for Writing and Life 

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

Using Emotional Wounds and GMC to Create Compelling Stories 

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

Author on a Budget Series: Using Canva to Build your Author Starter Kit (Part 2)

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

A Fiction Writer’s Secret Weapon: Show, Don’t Tell 

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  

Meet REI: RWA's Romance Education Initiative

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  
Industry Showcase
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
The Hotel Bar Meetup 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Evening Writing Sprint 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
   

Saturday, November 20

Morning Writing Sprint
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Workshops
 

AMA with Beverly Jenkins 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

Harness Your Marketing Mindset Superpowers 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

Master "Show, Don't Tell" with These Five Tips 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

Forever Young: Writing YA Fiction

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

The Indie Toolkit 

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Niching Down: Using Genre-Targeted Promotions to Promote Your Book(s) 

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Size Does Matter: Crafting Fantastic Fiction At Any Length 

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Writing Romantic Suspense 

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Humor and Heat: How to Write Funny Without Sacrificing Sexual Tension

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lover's Lane Is Not a Dead End: Using Place to Drive Your Romantic Fiction 

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 

Spotlight on Wild Rose Press 

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 

Turbocharging Your Series

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 

Can We Be Friends? How to Cross-Promote with Other Romance Authors 

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Rejections, Bad Reviews, and Mean People 

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

Tension's the Thing

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

Loosing Your Inner Vixen: Writing Character-Driven Love Scenes 

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.  

Author on a Budget Series: Using Canva to Build your Author Starter Kit (Part 3) 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  

The More the Merrier: Writing Ménage and Reverse Harems 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

Researching Real People: Finding Romance in the Past

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

The Three-Step Formula for Building an Author Platform

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

The Power of Where: Place, Settings, and the Hero's Adventure 

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Indie Author’s Guide to Indie Editors

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 
The Hotel Bar Meetup 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 
Evening Writing Sprint 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.