Announcements

September 2020 General Meeting w/ speaker: Angela James

The Angela James seminar scheduled for Saturday, September 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Contact Robin (rhillyermiles@gmail.com) to register. Space is limited to 20 attendees and we have ten now.

Saturday, September 26
General Meeting – 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. – then take a break and move over to the Angela James link
Program – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Angela James Finding Your Way to the Pacing Sweet Spot

Online via ZOOM!

Who can you register/attend? 

Members – FREE

Nonmembers – open registration to non-members for $20.

Everyone must register by sending Robin an email at rhillyermiles@gmail.com. She is keeping a list of those registered. Once she receives your email, she will send you the link so you can register via ZOOM. You must register with the ZOOM link before September 17.

If you have friends who are RWA members and would like to JOIN LRWA and attend, our dues are only $15 from now until Dec. 1. In January they go back to $30 for returning members and $35 for new members.

Space is limited to 20 attendees.

Please note that she’s requested all attendees be on video and audio, not just audio. She likes to see faces as she presents.

FINAL COUNT and names must be sent to Angela James (that rhymes btw) NLT September 18.

 

Finding Your Way to the Pacing Sweet Spot

Better understand what editors and agents mean when they reference a book’s pacing.

Learn what to look for in your own manuscript when it comes to figuring out our pacing issues, structure, and how to make it all work together.

This session will include access to a recording hosted on Angela James’ site for 30 days after the event, which can be viewed by additional members, and will include captions.

AUGUST 22 MTG CANCELED

Due to the RWA National Conference August 28-30 we are canceling our August 22 meeting. 

Upcoming Meeting Information

September 26 – tbd – we do need to talk about chapter affiliation agreements and the new bylaws format

October 24

Zoe York presentation – general meeting from 12noon to 1 p.m. and program from 1 to 3 p.m.

Zoe York Presentation Part One: Writing a genre fiction series: turning a writing dream into a writing career Start planning your next series to build on your brand and take you to the next level. We will cover: How to craft the next first-in-series evergreen book that will sell for years and lay the foundation for 5+ books to follow. How (and when) to spin-off and take your readers with you. How to weather the ups and downs of the market when you feel like the tortoise surrounded by hares.

Zoe York Presentation Part Two| How to Be Your Own Marketing Manager The trick to book marketing is to hire yourself to promote your author persona online. But what does that look like when you break it down to a to-do list and a weekly or monthly task list? In this workshop, we cover social media, backlist marketing, and frontlist (new release) marketing tips and tricks.


November 21 – Angela James presentation 
December – holiday event, hopefully, with safe social distancing

April LRWA Meeting

Ever wonder if your manuscript has automatic red flags for an agent or editor?

Laura Stone, Senior Editor for Entangled Publishing, LLC, will discuss common manuscript pitfalls—including POV issues, missing pieces in the romance arc, and what makes a character unlikeable—and how to avoid them to improve your chances of publishing.

Please RSVP to Emmanuelle Nesbit Murray if you are planning to attend.

In addition, Ms. Stone will be taking pitches by appointment after the meeting!

Please indicate that you would like to pitch your MS to Ms. Stone in your RSVP

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