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DARA meets the 4th Saturday of every month January through October. The special holiday meeting is held the 1st Saturday of December.
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Date: April 28, 2018
Time: Workshop: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Collin College Courtyard Campus
4800 Preston Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093
Topic: Series that Sell with Cheryl Etchison - Time and time again, research has proven the voracity of romance readers. Hook them with one book and they'll be back for another, and another, and so on. Buzz around new releases that are part of a series often garner the attention of new readers, ultimately sparking a boost in backlist sales since many prefer to start from the beginning. But while writing a series might be the right marketing strategy for your story, there is major pitfall to consider-- repetition. No one wants a reader to put down a book because the characters sound just the same or the conflict is identical to another book in the same series.
In this interactive workshop, we'll discuss the various types of series and create a framework using tropes, themes, and worldbuilding that appeals to the most detailed of plotters, but still allows pantsers a significant amount of freedom. .
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