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RWA2018 Audio: Writing for Your Id
Writing for Your Id
Speaker: Jennifer Lynn Barnes, PhD
Why are some books irresistible, addictive, and mind-bogglingly satisfying to read? In this session, Dr. Jennifer Barnes explores the psychology of enjoyment and gratification, as well as outlines how seasoned writers can get back in touch with the way they wrote before their inner editors took over and increase the appeal of their books by writing what they love and simultaneously appealing to hard-wired preferences in the human brain.
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RWA2019 Audio: Immersive Session: Anatomy of a Best-Selling
Speaker(s): Skye Warren
How can you give your book the best chance for success? A best-selling launch is more than an email or a tweet; it's a marketing plan that encompasses your backlist, your existing platform, and visibility to new readers. This workshop walks through a real-life release plan, including the return on investment for your most valuable resource—your time. You don't have to write faster. You just need to launch bigger.
RWA2019 Audio: The Six Figure Indie Author
Speaker(s): Victorine E. Lieske, Amy Meyer
In this class, New York Times best-selling author Victorine E. Lieske and first-year six-figure indie author Amy Meyer will teach how to position yourself to make money by self-publishing. They will talk about writing to market, what it means, and how to do it. They will dispel prevalent myths about writing to market and will share how to feed your creativity while still writing what the public wants. You’ll learn how to launch a book successfully, what branding is, and how to create an author platform that will sell books for you.
RWA2019 Audio: Finding Deep POV
Speaker(s): Sonali Dev, Kristan Higgins
Mastering deep POV is the way to make our writing not only more immersive, but also more emotional, evocative, and fun. Learn to identify, hone, and manipulate author voice and character voice to deepen POV and understand the connection between the two to make your stories distinctly your own and so memorable that they stick in the readers minds forever and ever.
RWA2019 Audio: Better Faster Stronger First Drafts
Speaker(s): Kate McMurray
Write a great first draft in less time than you think! Thinking about story before sitting down to write can help you craft a better first draft. We’ll also discuss tips and tricks for writing that draft in less time.
RWA2019 Audio: Pacing
Speaker(s): Sherry Thomas
Join Sherry Thomas, USA Today best-selling author and two-time RITA® winner as she tackles a subject that she's never taught before: pacing! Whether she's writing historical romance, young adult romance, or mystery, she's learned just how important pacing is to creating a story that keeps a reader turning pages way past their bedtime. This is a must-attend class on an element that can make or break your book.
RWA2019 Audio: A Year of Marketing without Writing Much
Speaker(s): Jackie Lau, Zoe York
Authors Jackie Lau and Zoe York teach participants how to assess their back catalog, identify what basic marketing options work for backlist titles, and draft a plan for the next year that gives them one actionable marketing job for each calendar month to create stability and growth.
RWA2019 Audio: Going Deep: Exploring Core Wounds
(This is a 15-20 minute session that is a part of the 20/20 track of workshops.)
Speaker(s): Kathy Lyons/Jade Lee
Discover how to identify personal and character core wounds (abuse, neglect, co-dependence, loss) as well as how to identify the needs that lead to healing (safety, attention, freedom, wholeness/love). Attendees will learn both positive and negative strategies for healing that will help them get to the heart of their characters and take their writing to the next level.
RWA2019 Audio: Writing Killer Suspense
Speaker(s): Melinda Leigh
Do you want to write a page turner? The key to writing unputdownable fiction is creating tension. The reader must need to know what is going to happen next! Best-selling author Melinda Leigh will teach techniques, tips, and tricks for revving up the tension in stories of any genre, including her favorite category—romantic suspense.
RWA2019 Audio: Crafting Series That Sell
Speaker(s): Jennifer Blackwood, Nina Crespo, Jenny Holiday, A.J. Pine
What happens when a reader picks up the second book in your trilogy without realizing they missed book one? Jennifer Blackwood, Nina Crespo, Jenny Holliday, and A. J. Pine will illustrate how to make each book work as a standalone while also planting little treasures throughout the books for series loyalists. Whether you are writing three books or seven, high concept is key. Learn how to grab the attention of agents/publishers/readers with a series hook they won’t be able to pass up. This panel is your one-stop shop for crafting your next successful series!