Creating Memorable Plots and Characters Through the Five Senses

By Ann Kellett
Posted 12/14/2023

Have you heard? Neurologists say there are more than just five senses. Some list more than Thirty!

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Your Self-Publishing Checklist: From Word Document to Published Book

by Siri Caldwell
Posted 12/14/2023

Feeling intimidated by the idea of self-publishing? Don’t know what to do or where to start? This checklist provides an overview of the steps you’ll need to take to transform your completed manuscript into a published book.

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Message from the President - December 2023 RWR

RWA President Clair Brett shares her thoughts to wrap up the year and advice for achieving new goals.

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Message from the President - November 2023 RWR

RWA President Clair Brett shares her gratitude and thanks for the month of November.

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What's Your Theme Song?

By Janet W. Butler
Posted 11/8/2023

Have you discovered what your writing theme is? Notice I don’t ask what the theme of your work is. I ask what your own theme is.

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Chapter Spotlight: New Hampshire RWA

Spotlighting RWA chapters

By Sandi Bixler, Chapter President
Posted 11/8/2023

NHRWA, the New Hampshire Chapter of RWA, was incorporated in 2002. We meet on the second Saturday of each month in the Bow, NH library. Our get-togethers are hybrid: we attend in-person or on zoom. Using zoom is convenient for many members and allows us to have speakers from around the country.

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From Author to Screenwriter: Six Unwritten Rules to Land Your First Deal

By Scott Kirkpatrick
Posted 11/7/2023

Ever flirted with the idea of adapting one of your literary projects as a movie script? Maybe you’ve even taken a crack at screenwriting and aren’t quite sure what the next steps are to get your work seen by Hollywood decision makers.

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Finding An Agent

By Mary J. Wilson
Posted 11/7/2023

Are you hoping to break into Traditional publishing? If the answer is yes, then you probably know your odds are better if you have an agent. Most traditional publishers do not accept un-agented submissions. And if you submit to a publisher who does accept an un-agented submission, your beautifully crafted manuscript will go to the bottom of the slush pile. It may be months before you get a response—if you get a response at all. The right agent knows the editors and what they are looking for. The right agent and will champion your book to those editors. The right agent will negotiate the best possible contract.

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How to Create a Satisfying Character Arc

By Sarina Dorie
Posted 11/7/2023

The most interesting stories often have characters who grow and change. This is a character arc. A character who changes is considered a dynamic character. A character who doesn’t change is considered stagnant or flat. Let’s look at a couple examples.

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Budgeting for an Effective Book Cover: Define Your Work to Stand Out

By Jessica Bushore
Posted 10/4/2023

Perhaps you’ve already envisioned the perfect cover for your book? Are coming up blank on the cover? Whatever the conceptual stage, the cover is a key element of your project and the design can directly affect sales. Whether potential readers are scrolling through Amazon on their phone or browsing the shelves of a brick-and-mortar store, humans are visual creatures. Voracious readers are often hyper-visual creatures.

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Message from the President - Sept/Oct 2023 RWR

RWA President Clair Brett reminds you to, "Remember your why."

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