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

Summer Writing Event!

Our Summer Writing Event is just over a month away!

Would you like to spend a weekend near the beach? Are you a writer who loves to develop your craft? Well, then, gather your manuscript or your work-in-progress and join us for the 2015 Summer Writing Event:

How We Write – An All Day Craft Seminar

Our speaker, Anna DeStefano, will be on-hand to help you figure out how YOU write and how to jump start YOUR craft in a whole new way.

When? June 13, 2015

Where? Charleston, SC

Click here more details and to register for this exciting event

And members, please consider posting links and sharing this news through your social media outlets.

Let’s pack the 2015 Summer Writing Event!

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

Annual LRWA Luncheon

Don’t forget… this weekend is our Annual Recognition Luncheon. Enjoy an afternoon with your fellow writers to reflect on the hard work of 2014 and imagine everything ahead of us in this brand new year!

Join us at Coosaw Creek Country Club to hear speaker Dorothy McFalls and help celebrate the 2014 accomplishments of our LRWA members. It’s a luncheon you won’t want to miss.

Please RSVP to Emmanuelle Nesbitt Murray by Thursday evening, March 25, 2015.

Are You Ready for the 2015 Summer Writing Event?

Would you like to spend a weekend near the beach? Are you a writer who loves to develop your craft? Well, then, gather your manuscript or your work-in-progress and join us for the 2015 Summer Writing Event:

How We Write – An All Day Craft Seminar

Our speaker, Anna DeStefano, will be on-hand to help you figure out how YOU write and how to jump start YOUR craft in a whole new way.

When? June 13, 2015

Where? Charleston, SC

Click here more details and to register for this exciting event

And members, please consider posting links and sharing this news through your social media outlets.

Let’s pack the 2015 Summer Writing Event!

LRWA Christmas Luncheon

The LRWA Christmas Luncheon is at the Time Well Spent Victorian Tea Room in Summerville, SC on Saturday, December 6 from 11:30 – 1:30. Please bring a wrapped writing-themed gift for a gift exchange.

Click here to find it on Google Maps.

February 22, 2013 Workshop

February luncheon with speaker Marybeth Whalen discussing How to Create Conflict and Suspense in any Manuscript.

Workshop December 7, 2013

LRWA Christmas Party 11:30 – 3:00

Workshop November 16, 2013

November luncheon with speak Kerri-Leigh Grady discussing “Building a Believable Romance & Pitches”.

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