Saturday, July 26, 2008

Not Attending RWA National?

Not going to RWA National? Don't worry, there's lots of FREE virtual workshops to attend right in your own home. I've listed a few below, so make sure you check them out! Happy Conferencing! ROMANCE DIVA'S WORKSHOP PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED Not going to the RWA Conference? The Romance Divas annual Not Going to Conference Conference will make you feel a bit less deprived! Amazing workshops, a star-studded guest list and awesome giveaways, all right here on the Diva forum! Don't miss it! The NGTCC is *free* but you must register with the site in order to participate: Watch for the special NGCC workshop areas on the general forum and in the Steamy section!Here's a bit of a schedule update for the Q&As and Workshops... Wednesday, July 30 Paula Guran, Editor, Juno Books Q&A on Creating Kick a** Heroines Laurie Rauch, Editor, Samhain Publishing Workshop What Happens After the Contract (aka Editors are PeopleToo!) *Laurie will be at that other conference that I think a few people may be going to so we'll be posting for her and she'll pop in to answer questions that may arise when she can tear herself away from all the horribly boring goings-on. Thursday July 31 Joyce Hart, Hartline Literary Q&A on Inspirational Romance Stories and the Inspy Market Sandra Schwab, Historical Romance Author Workshop on Historical Accuracy and Anachronisms Friday, August 1 Yolanda Sfetsos, Author of Guarded by Stone Q&A on Paranormal and Urban Fantasy World Building Katie MacIver Katie Did Design Workshop on Website Design and Color Selection Saturday, August 2 Joey W. Hill, Erotica Author Workshop on Plotting Erotica and Erotic Romance Rhonda Stapleton, Editor and Author Workshop on Style and Voice *Rhonda will also be at that other conference so we'll be posting for her too. CATANETWORK-WRITER'S E-LOOP Join us for a fabulous workshop by the prolific Susan Meier, category romance author.This is the long awaited workshop that will change how you read and how you write. We are so excited to be able to offer this to everyone. This is an eye opening workshop and Susan Meier is a great teacher. So drop by CataNetwork-Writers' yahoo group, the official group of How to Analyze the Books You Read Writers seeking to break into category, historical and single title romances are always told to READ. Yet many of us have read for years without cracking the code of what editors and publishers want. In How to Analyze the Books You Read, author Susan Meier explains a simple process that can help you analyze books to uncover the requirements, passions and just plain quirks of a publisher and/online, as well as the exceptions to the rules that can trip up even the most savvy analyst. Here's the link to sign up: It all begins Monday - July 28. PAPERBACK WRITER - LEFT BEHIND & LOVING IT VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS LB&LI Schedule Monday, July 28th, we'll kick off Left Behind & Loving It, my third annual week of virtual workshops here at PBW. For those of you who would like to join in, hold workshops on your blogs and have me link to them, please read this post for all the details. The schedule of my workshops will be as follows: Monday, July 28th: Power Plotting -- plotting techniques; how to use my novel wiring diagram to organize your plot quickly and logically Tuesday, July 29th: Eff the Editing -- my take on editing, and how to keep it efficient and effective Wednesday, July 30th: World-Building I -- the first part of my workshop on world-building within reason Thursday, July 31st: World-Building II -- second part of my workshop on world-building within reason Friday August 1st: Styling -- ways to use your personal style to market your work Saturday, August 2nd: Brand Me -- creating a memorable brand for your work, your blog, or yourself Sunday, August 3rd: Write the Life -- avoiding burnout, coping with the biz and living the writer's life that you want Monday, August 4th: Ask PBW Anything -- Open Q&A where you can grill me on anything writing- or biz-related. Each day I will be holding a giveaway for my usual LB&LI goodie bags, filled with books, gadgets, and neat writer junk. *Don't forget to check the PBW Blog for schedule of participating workshops.

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