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    Chapter Events and Contests

    Local RWA chapters offer a number of conferences, contests, and workshops. Listed below are the chapter contests and conferences scheduled for the coming months.

    Please submit all contest, conference, and workshop announcements to chapterevents@rwa.org. A response WILL be sent via return mail. If you haven't received a response in 48 hours, please follow up. Thank you!

    Deadline and format instructions are provided at the end of the column below. Please also send notification of broken or incorrect links to chapterevents@rwa.org. Thank you!

     

    Updated 9/3/2015

     

    Contests


    *Open to published authors
    **Open to published and unpublished authors

    September Contests

    **2015 Melody of Love Contest

    Sponsor: Music City Romance Writers
    Fee: $22 for MCRW Members, $27 for RWA Members and $32 for non-RWA members.
    Early entry discount! $5.00 off entry fee if submitted by August 15, 2015
    Deadline: September 7, 2015.
    Eligibility: published and non-published.
    Entry: electronic; first chapter (up to 25 pages) of unpublished novel-length manuscript (40,000+) including prologue, if applicable. See website for additional details.
    Judges: trained, experienced, published.
    Final judges: agents and editors.
    Prize: Winners in each category receive: 1st place: $50, certificate, and announcement in RWR; 2nd and 3rd place: certificate and announcement in RWR.
    FMI, email contest@mcrw.com or visit http://www.mcrw.com. 

    **Fiction from the Heartland 2015

    Sponsor: Mid-America Romance Authors
    Fee: $35.00
    Deadline: September 7, 2015
    Eligibility: Unpublished in book-length fiction in the past five years of deadline.
    Entry: Prologue/First Chapter/Synopsis (not to exceed 10,000 words).
    Categories: Category Romance, Contemporary Single Title, Historical, Romance Suspense, Paranormal, Erotic Romance, Young Adult Romance/New Adult Romance, Inspirational.
    Judges: At least one published author and one experienced critiquer.
    Final Judges: To be determined – see website for up-to-date information.
    Top Prize: $50 and a plaque.
    FMI, visit mararwa.com for contest rules. 

    **The Gateway to the Best Contest

    Sponsor: Missouri Romance Writers of America
    Fee: $30 for non-members, $25 for chapter members; multiple entry and early entry discounts available.
    Deadline: September 12, 2015 (midnight Central Time)
    Eligibility: Authors must be unpublished and not contracted in novel-length fiction (over 40,000 words) since July 30, 2012. Self-published authors will be considered eligible with any unpublished work.
    Entry: Electronic. Up to 7000 words of the beginning of the manuscript, approximately 25 standard manuscript pages.
    Judges: Three first-round judges, including PRO and PAN. (MORWA members)
    Categories and Final Judges: Single Title Contemporary – Sue Grimshaw (Penguin-Random House); Historical – Kathryn Cheshire (Mills & Boon/Harlequin); Romantic Suspense – Esi Sogah (Kensington); Young/New Adult – Megha Parekh (Grand Central); Women’s Fiction with Strong Romantic Elements – Katherine Pelz (Berkley); Paranormal/Fantasy/Science Fiction – Kerri Buckley (Carina Press/Harlequin).
    Top Prize: A personal two-hour coaching session with writing coach, story consultant, and best-selling author Michael Hauge worth $700.
    FMI, including official rules, sample score sheet, and contact points, please see our website at http://www.morwa.org/gateway.htm. 

    **Bradford Literary Agency – Pitch Contest

    Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Writers
    Fee: FREE
    Deadline: September 14, 2015
    Eligibility: Published and non-published authors. Pitches must be for books not under contract as of September 14, 2015.
    Judge: Literary Agent Laura Bradford.
    Top Prize: The agent will select winners to submit partial and/or full manuscripts.
    FMI, visit http://contemporaryromance.org/events. 

    **The Rudy

    Sponsor: Chesapeake Romance Writers
    Fee: $15–20.00
    Deadline: September 30, 2015
    Entry: first and last chapters and a synopsis (not judged) of your 40k+ completed novel. Only electronic entries accepted.
    Categories: Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance, YA/NA Romance and Mainstream with Romantic Elements. Categories with fewer than three entries will be combined with another category.
    Judges: trained, published and unpublished authors.
    Final judges: editors and agents to be announced at later date.
    Top Prize: First place category winners will receive $50. First through third finalists will receive a certificate.
    FMI, visit http://www.crwrwa.org/.

    October Contests

    **Joyce Henderson Contest

    Sponsor: Southwest Florida Romance Writers
    Fee: $25.00
    Deadline: October 1, 2015
    Entry: Electronic only. First 20 pages of an unpublished novel-length manuscript.
    Eligibility: Open to unpublished and self-published authors.
    Judges: Trained published and unpublished RWA members.
    Final Judges: Top industry editors.
    FMI, https://swfrw.org/ or questions to veeworthy@gmail.com. 

    **The Suzannah 2015

    Sponsor: NOLA STARs
    Fee: $30 prior to Sept. 1st, $35 on or after Sept. 1st. Members receive a $5 discount.
    Deadline: October 1, 2015
    Eligibility: Writers may or may not be published; however, the manuscript must fit within the romance genre and be unpublished and uncontracted.
    Entry: Entry should be a maximum of 7,200 words, including synopsis (there is no restriction on length of synopsis, so long as the entire entry does NOT exceed 7,200). Use your computer counting feature to figure word length.
    Entry Categories: The Suzannah is different from most other writers’ contests in that published authors and unpublished writers all compete against one another in a single pool of entries without categories. Yep, you read that right. Published and unpublished writers all hashing it out together for a spot as one of the six finalists. The only criteria we require is that the manuscript fit within the romance genre and that it be unpublished and uncontracted.
    Judges: First round judges are published authors, RWA PRO members, industry professionals (i.e. librarians and booksellers) and others who love, respect, and understand all that is good about the romance genre. Judges are STRONGLY encouraged to add comments on the entries and on the scoresheets.
    Final Judges: Your work will go before a panel of at least six (YES SIX!!) agents and editors—who will pick the best of the lot. They include Gabrielle Keck, Assistant Editor, Avon HarperCollins; Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency; Erin Niamata, Folio Literary Agency; and more to be announced. Check out website for updates.
    Top Prize: Winner will be announced at the NOLA STARs workshop March 5, 2016. $300 in cash and a trophy. All other finalists will receive certificates. Results will be publicized on website, loops, and in the RWR.
    FMI, visit http://www.nolastars.com/contests/ for complete rules, entry instructions, payment options, sample of score sheet and contact information for the Contest Coordinator. 

    **The 2015–16 Emily Contest

    Sponsor: West Houston RWA
    Fee: $25 WHRWA members; $35 all others
    Deadline: October 4, 2015
    Eligibility: unpublished in the category entered.
    Entry: First 5600 words, no synopsis.
    Judges: Published or PRO authors who give positive, helpful feedback.
    Categories & Final Judges: Contemporary (Long) – Agent Stephany Evans, FinePrint Literary Management, and Editor Tara Gavin, Executive Editor, Kensington Books; Contemporary (Short) – Agent Jess Dallow, New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc., and Editor Elle Keck, Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins/Avon; Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal – Agent Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill Associates, and Editor Allison Carroll, Associate Editor, HQN, Harlequin Enterprises; Historical Romance – Agent Marisa Corvisiero, Corvisiero Literary Agency, and Editor Tara Gelsomino, Executive Editor, Crimson Romance; Romantic Suspense – Agent Shira Hoffman, McIntosh & Otis, Inc., and Editor Kristin Sevick, Senior Editor, Tor/Forge (Macmillan); Young Adult – Agent Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency, and Editor Alex Sehulster, Editorial Assistant, St. Martin's Press.
    Top Prize: Pin and Certificate for winner, $100 Best of the Best Prize.
    FMI, Emily.contest@whrwa.com or http://whrwa.com/emily/. 

    **2015 Four Seasons

    Sponsor: Windy City RWA
    Fee: $25 for RWA members, $30 for non-RWA members
    Deadline: October 10, 2015
    Eligibility: Open to both unpublished and published authors. Unpublished may enter any category. Published may enter any category in which they’ve not been contracted or published for three years. Open to RWA and non-RWA members. Windy City members are not eligible to enter.
    Entry: First 25 pages. Electronic entries only.
    Categories: Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Inspirational, New Adult, Romantic Suspense, and Young Adult.
    Judges: Three trained judges in first round including one published author. Lowest score dropped.
    Final Judges: An editor AND an agent for each category. Our all-star lineup of final judges will be published on our website!
    Top Prize: Top three entries to receive one critique by a Golden Heart nominee, RITA nominee, and/or a best-selling author.
    FMI, contact Kelly Garcia at kdgarcia2222@gmail.com. For entry form and rules, please visit http://www.windycityrwa.org/

    November Contests

    **30th Annual Hook, Line & Sinker

    Sponsor: Hudson Valley RWA
    Fee: $10.00
    Deadline: November 1, 2015
    Eligibility: Published and unpublished authors.
    Entry: Hone your skills for hooking an editor or an agent. Submit the first three pages of your unpublished romance manuscript. All romance genres accepted. Electronic entries only.
    Judges: Experienced published and unpublished authors.
    Final Judge: Allison Lyons, Editor, Harlequin.
    Top Prize: Trophies awarded 1st through 3rd places.
    FMI, entry form, rules, and a sample of the scoresheet, please visit www.hudsonvalleyrwa.com or email hudsonvalleycontest@gmail.com.

    **Sourcebooks – Pitch Contest

    Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Writers
    Fee: FREE
    Deadline: November 2, 2015
    Eligibility: Published and non-published authors. Pitches must be for books not under contract as of November 2, 2015.
    Judges: Editors Deb Werksman, Mary Altman, & Cat Clyne of Sourcebooks.
    Top Prize: The editors will select winners to submit partial and/or full manuscripts.
    FMI, visit http://contemporaryromance.org/events. 

    Conferences

    September Conferences and Workshops

    Connecticut Fiction Fest

    Sponsor: Connecticut RWA
    Location: Four Points Sheraton, Research Parkway, Meriden, CT
    Fee: Price includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Early Bird – $149 for CTRWA, CORW and COLONY members (you can join by 7/1/15 to be eligible for this special price); Early Bird (nonmembers) – $179. After July 1, $179 for CTRWA members, $199 for nonmembers.
    Date: September 11–13, 2015
    Keynote Speaker: Hank Phillippi Ryan.
    Conference Features: special 2-hour workshop on deep point of view; acquiring agents & editors; two days of workshops from bestselling authors who really know their stuff.
    FMI, please visit http://www.ctrwa.org/2015-fiction-fest.html.

    Liliana Hart—The Future of Self-Publishing

    Sponsor: Indiana Romance Writers of America
    Location: Indianapolis Central Library, 40 East Saint Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN
    Fee: Free
    Date: September 12, 2015, 12-4
    Presenter: Liliana Hart.
    Topics included: Algorithms, Backmatter, Social Media and Marketing That Works, Street Teams, Foreign Translations, Audio, Diversifying Your Books, Moving From Small-Time Writer to Big-Time Corporation, and much, much more.
    FMI, https://www.rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=1520. 

    The Fall Harvest Of Writing Essentials

    Sponsor: Midwest Fiction Writers
    Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomington, MN
    Fee: Before 9/1/15—MFW Members $99, Others $114; after 9/1/15—add $10 to fee.
    Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Speakers: NYT and USA Today Bestseller Darynda Jones. Keynote, Barbara Vey.
    Conference Features: Friday night get-together. Intense Craft: Seducing the Reader, Raising the Stakes and Setting the World on Fire.
    FMI, MFWFallHarvest@gmail.com or http://www.midwestfiction.com/home.html.

    Starfish Writers Conference

    Sponsor: Houston Bay Area RWA
    Location: South Shore Harbour Resort, League City, Texas
    Fee: $30 HBARWA Members / $50 Non-members
    Date: September 19, 2015
    Speakers: NYT and USA Today bestselling author Sarah MacLean, with NYT and USA Today bestselling author Sophie Jordan
    Topics: Mastering the Art of Great Conflict, Dialogue, and Conquering High Concept
    Workshop Features: Writing workshops; door prizes; raffle baskets; light breakfast and full lunch
    FMI, http://hbarwa.com.

    ACRA Dreaming Up a Story Conference on the Beach

    Sponsor: Ancient City Romance Authors (ACRA)
    Location: Hampton Inn, St Augustine Beach, Florida
    Fee: $79 nonmembers, $69 members; includes lunch, all workshops, and swag bag.
    Date: September 25–26, 2015
    Featured Speaker: Anna Destefano and others.
    Conference features: Friday night pajama party workshop, Fri. and Sat. workshops; luncheon; basket raffles and editor/agent/published authors critique raffles, door prize, editor appointments, promo items.
    FMI, and to register visit http://www.acrarwa.com or email esinclair1@aol.com or summer1565@gmail.com.

    October Conferences and Workshops

    2015 Lone Star Conference

    Sponsor: Northwest Houston Romance Writers of America
    Location: Doubletree Hotel at IAH, Houston, TX
    Fee: $130/NWHRWA members; $140/non-members
    Date: Saturday, October 03, 2015 (Registration opens in August)
    Speaker: Margie Lawson.
    Program: Master Class “The Power of Subtext: Body Language, Dialogue Cues, and Visceral Responses”; Lone Star Writing Competition Winners; Pitch Appointments
    Agent: 3 Seas Literary Agency
    Editors: Decadent Publishing, The Wild Rose Press
    FMI, www.nwhrwa.com, Email Tiana at nwhrwa1stvp@gmail.com.

    Debra Dixon's Book in a Day

    Sponsor: Valley Forge Romance Writers
    Location: Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
    Fee: $60 VFRW members/$70 non-members
    Date: October 3, 2015, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Registration begins August 1.
    Speaker: Debra Dixon
    Workshop Details: In this “working lunch” presentation designed around GMC and the hero’s journey, learn the process of putting together the important elements of a book and its plot skeleton. Attendees are requested to bring a packed lunch to be enjoyed while chatting and networking. Coffee and water provided.
    FMI, www.vfrw.com.

    Mid-America Writers Retreat

    Sponsor: Mid-America Romance Authors (MARA)
    Location: Downey House(s) in Historic Plattsburg, Missouri
    Fee: $190–265.00
    Date: October 15–18, 2015
    Speakers: Featured speaker–Alfie Thompson. Also presenting–Katy Madison and Michelle Grey.
    Conference Features: Spend three days waking up your muse! Attend optional workshops or get a one-on-one critique!
    FMI, www.mararwa.org or email WriteRetreat@MARA.com. 

    Put Your Heart in a Book Conference

    Sponsor: New Jersey Romance Writers
    Location: Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, NJ
    Fee: Early Bird (June 1–July 31) $215–$240.00; Late Registration (Aug 1–Oct 4) $240–265.00
    Date: October 16–17, 2015
    Speakers: Keynote Speaker–Kerrelyn Sparks; Luncheon Speaker–Beth Ciotta; Special Presentation Speaker–Julia Quinn; Pre-Conference Speaker–Margie Lawson.
    Publishing Houses: Carina Press, St. Martin’s Press, Kensington Publishing, TOR/FORGE, Harlequin.
    Agencies: Corvisiero Agency, Jabberwocky Literary Agency, The Ruben Agency.
    Conference features: multi-track workshops, agent/editor/bookseller panels, editor and agent appointments, Anonymous Author, PYHIAB and Golden Leaf awards, book fair/signing.
    FMI, www.njrw.org. 

    The Emerald City Writers Conference

    Sponsor: Greater Seattle Chapter RWA
    Location: Westin Hotel, Bellevue, WA
    Fee: $249–299.00
    Date: October 16–18, 2015
    Keynote Speakers: Elizabeth Hoyt, Sabrina Jeffries & Margaret Mallory.
    Editors: Sourcebooks, Harlequin/HQN/Mira, Wild Rose Press.
    Agents: Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, Donald Maass Literary Agency and Kimberley Cameron and Associates.
    Conference Features: Passport to Romance Reader Appreciation Event, add-on Master Class from Janice Hardy of Fiction University.
    FMI, check out our website www.gsrwa.org or email ecwcconferencechair@gmail.com. 

    Michael Hauge's Story Mastery Workshop with Emphasis on Seducing the Reader in the First 10 Pages and Creating Powerful Scenes

    Sponsor: Missouri Romance Writers of America
    Location: Drury Inn and Suites, O'Fallon, IL (15 mins from St. Louis Arch)
    Fee: $55–85.00 (box lunch provided)
    Date: October 17, 2015 (Advanced Program available on October 18 @ $300)
    Featured Speaker: Michael Hauge, Author of Writing Screenplays that Sell & Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds.
    Workshop Details: Story Mastery (Day 1), Advanced Program (Day 2).
    FMI, and to register, visit http://www.morwa.org. 

    HCRW All-Day Writers Workshop with Joshilyn Jackson *CHANGED*

    Sponsor: Heart of Carolina Romance Writers (HCRW)
    Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Raleigh, NC
    Fee: $30–60 members; $35–66 non-members
    Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Speakers: NYT Bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson.
    Topics: Beloved Southern writer Joshilyn Jackson will present “No Place Like Mine,” a discussion on how to create richly imagined, evocative settings that can transport readers to the world of your book. She will also present "Reckless Revision and the Gentle Art of the Network," a discussion on how to be fearless during revision but smooth while networking.
    Workshop features: Continental breakfast included in all-day workshop price. Basket raffle. Book signing.
    FMI, for registration and more information visit HeartOfCarolina.org.

    Writing Active with Mary Buckham:  Body Language, Character, Hooks, and Settings

    Location: Holiday Inn Hotel, 7007 N. High St., Worthington, Ohio
    Sponsor: Central Ohio Fiction Writers (COFW)
    Fee: $40 for COFW members - $50 for non-members. Lunch is included.
    Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Presenter: Mary Buckham, a well-known writing teacher and author of Writing Active Setting and Writing Active Hooks.
    FMI and to register, visit http://www.cofwevents.org/workshop.

    Fall into Romance Readers’ Luncheon 2015

    Sponsor: Heart of Louisiana RWA
    Location: Juban’s Restaurant, 3739 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA
    Fee: $40.00
    Date: October 31, 2015
    Keynote Speaker: Diana Rowland. Emcee: Lori Leger.
    Conference features: meet and dine with authors; goodie bags, door prizes, and raffle baskets; book signing; Halloween theme – costumes encouraged.
    FMI, visit www.heartla.com.

    November Conferences and Workshops

    Enchanting the Page

    Sponsor: Land of Enchantment Romance Authors (LERA)
    Location: Tanoan Country Club, Albuquerque, NM
    Fee: $85 - members, $95 non-members, $25 add-on to attend pizza and movie analysis night with award-winning screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff.
    Date: November 7, 2015
    Speakers: Featured Speaker - Alexandra Sokoloff. Additional workshop - Brenda Chin from ImaJinn Books.
    Publishing House: ImaJinn Books
    Agency: Bradford Literary Agency
    Conference Features: Workshops, pitch sessions, auction. Registration deadline October 16, 2015.
    FMI, www.leranm.com or contact: Kari Bovee, Kari.Bovee@icloud.com or Shelly Alexander, shelly.c.alexander@gmail.com. 

    SLC Reader’s Luncheon Conference

    Sponsor: Utah Chapter of Romance Writers of America
    Location: South Towne Expo Center, 9575 So. State Street, Sandy, Utah
    Fee: $44.95 through 9/30, $59.95 through 10/27
    Date: November 7, 2015
    Speakers: Keynote Address by Robyn Carr, Welcoming Address by RaeAnn Thayne.
    Conference Features: An all-day event featuring intimate networking with published Utah authors; speakers Robyn Carr and RaeAnn Thayne; a catered lunch; attendee autograph session; and public autograph session. Attendees will be given registration swag bags and table host swag.
    FMI, http://slcreadersluncheon.com. 

    Story Mastery with Michael Hauge

    Sponsor: Las Vegas Romance Writers
    Location: Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
    Fee: $100.00
    Date: November 14, 2015
    Presenter: Michael Hauge
    Topic: Full-day workshop on creating fiction, eliciting emotion in your readers, and pitching exercises.
    FMI, and to register, visit http://www.lvrwa.org.

    Online Workshops

    September Online Workshops

    How to Promote your Book, Not Just Yourself

    Sponsor: Heart of Carolina Romance Writers
    Fee: $25 ($20 for HCRW and CRW Members)
    Date: September 6–11, 2015
    Presenter: Tina Gerow. FMI, http://heartofcarolina.org/event/september-2015-online-workshop-how-to-promote-your-book-not-just-yourself-with-tina-gerow/?instance_id=545.

    Engage Your Reader with Attention-Grabbing Prose

    Sponsor: Passionate Ink Chapter
    Fee: $15 members/ $20 others
    Date: September 7–21, 2015
    Presenter: MM Pollard. FMI, www.PassionateInk.org/workshops.

    Passive Writing: Do You Really Want to Send Your Reader into a Coma?

    Sponsor: Young Adult RWA (YARWA)
    Fee: $15 member, $25 non-member
    Date: September 7–October 2, 2015
    Presenter: MM Pollard. FMI, http://yarwa.com/programs/.

    Marketing Your Book With Key Phrases

    Sponsor: RWA San Diego
    Fee: $15.00 (RWA-SD members) / $20.00 (non RWA-SD members)
    Date: September 8–21, 2015
    Presenter: Eilis Flynn. FMI, http://rwasd.com/training/index.html.

    Coffee Break Business Plan 

    Sponsor: Colorado Romance Writers
    Fee: $20.00 CRW Members; $25.00 Non-Members
    Date: September 8–October 2, 2015
    Presenter: Amy Denim. FMI, http://crw-rwa.ning.com/page/crwonlineworkshops.

    Austen to Aliens: How to Create the Classic Tough Chick 

    Sponsor: Carolina Romance Writers
    Fee: CRW/HCRW $10 | Non-Member $15
    Date: September 14–25, 2015
    Presenter: Jacqui Jacoby. FMI, http://www.carolinaromancewriters.com/online-workshop-schedule.html.

    Pacing Your Novel

    Sponsor: Colorado Romance Writers
    Fee: $10.00 CRW Members; $15.00 Non-Members
    Date: September 14–September 25, 2015
    Presenter: Becky Martinez. FMI, http://crw-rwa.ning.com/page/crwonlineworkshops.

    Writing the Romantic Novella

    Sponsor: Carolina Romance Writers
    Fee: CRW/HCRW $10 | Non-Member $15
    Date: September 14–25, 2015
    Presenter: Catherine Chant. FMI, http://www.carolinaromancewriters.com/online-workshop-schedule.html.

    Social Media For The Confused and Terrified

    Sponsor: LARA 
    Fee: $20 LARA members/$30 non-LARA members
    Date: Septermber 14–October 5, 2015
    Presenter: Elena Dillon. FMI, www.lararwa.com.

    Storytelling for Writers

    Sponsor: OCC RWA
    Fee: $20 OCC Members; $30 Non-Members
    Date: September 14–October 11, 2015
    Presenter: Shannon Donnelly. FMI, http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclasses.html.

    October Online Workshops

    Ask a Scrivener Guru 

    Sponsor: LARA 
    Fee: $20 LARA members/$30 non-LARA members
    Date: October TBA
    Presenter: Rebeca Schiller. FMI, www.lararwa.com.

    Plotting with Scrivener

    Sponsor: Maryland Romance Writers
    Fee: $20 members; $30 nonmembers
    Date: October 1–14, 2015
    Presenter: Stephanie Dray. FMI, http://www.marylandromancewriters.com/plot-your-book-with-scrivener/. 

    How to Write a Romance Novel

    Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
    Fee: OIRW Member $10 | Non-Member $15
    Date: October 1–16, 2013
    Presenter: Susan Palmquist. FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#OCT1. 

    WordPress for Writers

    Sponsor: RWA San Diego
    Fee: $20.00 (RWA-SD members) / $25.00 (non RWA-SD members)
    Date: October 1–29, 2015
    Presenter: Patrick Haggerty. FMI, http://rwasd.com/training/index.html.

    Quilting 101: Patchworking the Perfect Plot through Relationship Arcs

    Sponsor: Northeast Ohio Romance Writers
    Fee: $15–20.00
    Dates: October 1–31, 2015
    Presenter: Suzanne Johnson. FMI, http://www.neorwa.com/online-workshops/. 

    Show and Tell: an Interactive Workshop

    Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
    Fee: OIRW Member $20 | Non-Member $25
    Date: October 1–31, 2015
    Presenter: Shannon Donnelly. FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#OCT2.

    Writer’s Block

    Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
    Fee: OIRW Member $20 | Non-Member $25
    Date: October 1–31, 2015
    Presenter: Laurie Sanders. FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#OCT3. 

    The Five Stages of Editing Grief, or How Not to Shoot Your Editor

    Sponsor: Carolina Romance Writers
    Fee: CRW/HCRW $10 | Non-Member $15
    Date: October 5–16, 2015
    Presenters: Eilis Flynn & Jacquie Rogers. FMI, http://www.carolinaromancewriters.com/online-workshop-schedule.html.

    Power Writing—From Ideas to Plots to Pages

    Sponsor: Colorado Romance Writers
    Fee: $15.00 CRW Members; $20.00 Non-Members
    Date: October 5–October 16, 2015
    Presenter: Becky Martinez. FMI, http://crw-rwa.ning.com/page/crwonlineworkshops.

    Pumping Up The Sexual Volume: Writing Sex Scenes That Sizzle

    Sponsor: RWA San Diego
    Fee: $15.00 (RWA-SD members) / $20.00 (non RWA-SD members)
    Date: October 5–16, 2015
    Presenter: Sorcha Mowbray. FMI, http://rwasd.com/training/index.html.

    Watching the Detectives

    Sponsor: Carolina Romance Writers
    Fee: CRW/HCRW $15 | Non-Member $25
    Date: October 5–30, 2015
    Presenter: Eileen Rendahl. FMI, http://www.carolinaromancewriters.com/online-workshop-schedule.html.

    Write in Passive Voice and Be Passed Over by a Publisher

    Sponsor: Colorado Romance Writers
    Fee: $20.00 CRW Members; $25.00 Non-Members
    Date: October 5–October 30, 2015
    Presenter: MM Pollard. FMI, http://crw-rwa.ning.com/page/crwonlineworkshops.

    Beyond the Body Bag: The World of the Coroner

    Sponsor: Kiss of Death
    Fee: $30 Non-KOD Members; $15 KOD members
    Date: October 5–30, 2015
    Presenter: Christina Herndon, Coroner. FMI, http://www.rwamysterysuspense.org/coffin.

    Crafting the Short Story

    Sponsor: Colorado Romance Writers”
    Fee: $20.00 CRW Members; $25.00 Non-Members
    Date: October 5–October 30, 2015
    Presenter: Susan Palmquist. FMI, http://crw-rwa.ning.com/page/crwonlineworkshops.

    Deep Story II

    Sponsor: From the Heart Romance Writers
    Fee: Members, free; Non-Members, $25.00
    Date: October 5–30, 2015
    Presenter: Carol A. Hughes. FMI, http://fthrw.com/online-workshops.

    NaNoWriMo Success

    Sponsor: Lowcountry RWA
    Fee: $20.00
    Date: October 5–30, 2015
    Presenter: Peter Andrews. FMI, http://lowcountryrwa.com/workshops/all-workshops/#OCT.

    Scrivener

    Sponsor: Heart of Carolina Romance Writers
    Fee: $25 ($20 for HCRW and CRW Members)
    Date: October 5–30, 2015
    Presenter: Pat Haggerty. FMI, http://heartofcarolina.org/event/october-online-workshop-scrivener-with-pat-taggerty/?instance_id=539.

    Writing a Good Bad Guy

    Sponsor: Kiss of Death
    Fee: $30 Non-KOD Members; $15 KOD members
    Date: October 5–30, 2015
    Presenters: Becky Martinez and Sue Viders. FMI, http://www.rwamysterysuspense.org/coffin.

    Austen to Aliens: Creating the Classic Tough Chick

    Sponsor: Lowcountry RWA
    Fee: $20.00
    Date: October 6–31, 2015
    Presenter: Jacqui Jacoby. FMI, http://lowcountryrwa.com/workshops/all-workshops/#OCT.

    Prep for NaNoWriMo the Bare-Bones Way

    Sponsor: Passionate Ink
    Fee: $15 PI members / $18 RWA members / $20 others
    Date: October 8–22, 2015
    Presenter: Catherine Chant. FMI, http://www.passionateink.org/workshops/.

    Conquering National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

    Sponsor: OCC RWA
    Fee: $20 OCC Members; $30 Non-Members
    Date: October 12–November 30, 2015
    Presenter: Alison Diem. FMI, http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclasses.html.

    November Online Workshops

    Enchanted England

    Sponsor: Southern Tier Authors of Romance (STAR)
    Fee: $15–20.00
    Date: November 1–13, 2015
    Presenter: MM Pollard. FMI, http://www.starrwa.org/ or carolhenry@frontiernet.net. 

    Breaking Down Writer's Block

    Sponsor: LARA
    Fee: $20 LARA members/$25 non-LARA members
    Date: November 1—21, 2015
    Presenter: Shannon Donnelly. FMI, www.lararwa.com. 

    BDSM in Romance

    Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
    Fee: OIRW Member $20 | Non-Member $25
    Date: November 1–30, 2015
    Presenter: Sascha Illyvich. FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#NOV2. 

    Top Editing Strategies for Writers

    Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
    Fee: OIRW Member $20 | Non-Member $25
    Date: November 1–30, 2015
    Presenter: MM Pollard. FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#NOV1. 

    Writing Fiction with Impact

    Sponsor: From the Heart Romance Writers
    Fee: Members, free; Non-Members, $25.00
    Date: November 1–30, 2015
    Presenter: Editor MM Pollard. FMI, http://fthrw.com/online-workshops. 

    Developing Stronger Characters Through Journaling

    Sponsor: Lowcountry RWA
    Fee: $20.00
    Date: November 2–13, 2015
    Presenter: Cathy Chant. FMI, http://lowcountryrwa.com/workshops/all-workshops/#NOV. 

    Principles of Good Website Design for Writers

    Sponsor: Carolina Romance Writers
    Fee: CRW/HCRW $10 | Non-Member $15
    Date: November 2–13, 2015
    Presenter: Catherine Chant. FMI, http://www.carolinaromancewriters.com/online-workshop-schedule.html. 

    BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM: Developing Character and Character Arc

    Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Writers
    Fee: $15 Members; $25 Non-Members
    Date: November 2–17, 2015
    Presenters: Melinda Curtis & Anna J. Stewart. FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/events/workshops/. 

    Alphas: Leaders of the Pack

    Sponsor: Kiss of Death
    Fee: $30 Non-KOD Members; $15 KOD members
    Date: November 2–27, 2015
    Presenter: Robin Matheson. FMI, http://www.rwamysterysuspense.org/coffin. 

    Emergency Medicine and Search and Rescue

    Sponsor: Kiss of Death
    Fee: $30 Non-KOD Members; $15 KOD members
    Date: November 2–27, 2015
    Presenter: EMTs Jaxine and Dan Bubis. FMI, http://www.rwamysterysuspense.org/coffin. 

    Pacing Pride vs. Pacing Robbers

    Sponsor: RWA San Diego
    Fee: $20.00 (RWA-SD members) / $25.00 (non RWA-SD members)
    Date: November 2–29, 2015
    Presenter: Kat Duncan. FMI, http://rwasd.com/training/index.html. 

    Organizational Tools for the Disorganized Author

    Sponsor: Maryland Romance Writers
    Fee: $20 members; $30 nonmembers
    Date: November 2–30, 2015
    Presenter: Mindy Klasky. FMI, http://www.marylandromancewriters.com/organizational-tools-for-the-disorganized-author/. 

    WriteSEX: Defining Erotica

    Sponsor: Colorado Romance Writers
    Fee: $30.00 CRW Members; $40.00 Non-Members
    Date: November 2–November 30, 2015
    Presenter: Sascha Illyvich. FMI, http://crw-rwa.ning.com/page/crwonlineworkshops. 

    Character Psychology

    Sponsor: RWA San Diego
    Fee: $15.00 (RWA-SD members) / $20.00 (non RWA-SD members)
    Date: November 16–27, 2015
    Presenter: Laurie Schnebly Campbell. FMI, http://rwasd.com/training/index.html. 

    Author Branding

    Sponsor: OCC RWA
    Fee: $20 OCC Members; $30 Non-Members
    Date: November 16–December 13, 2015
    Presenter: Rebecca L. Cameron. FMI, http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclasses.html. 

    Writing Young Adult Fiction

    Sponsor: Carolina Romance Writers
    Fee: CRW/HCRW $10 | Non-Member $15
    Date: November 30–December 11, 2015
    Presenter: Catherine Chant. FMI, http://www.carolinaromancewriters.com/online-workshop-schedule.html. 

     


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