WisRWA Calendar

May 19
2017
2017 WisRWA Conference
May 19 - 21, 2017
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Featuring best-selling authors Sarah MacLean, Victoria Kantra, and Christie Craig

Meeting Times

Jan 04
2017
Green Bay
11:30-3:00 - 1951 West Restaurant,1951 Bond St, Green Bay

Green Bay area members who attended the Writer’s Police Academy in Green Bay, Aug. 2016, will present a panel-type program to discuss programs they attended and what they learned during the conference
Jan 14
2017
Wausau
RWA Workshop: Plan for Success
Jan 14
2017
Chippewa Falls
10am to 12:30, at Deb's Cafe (formerly Camille's), 1120 122nd St, Chippewa Falls

Winter is here! A cold wind is blowing, snow is falling, and ice makes walking out your own front door hazardous. There’s no better time to hunker down where it’s warm and WRITE, WRITE, WRITE! Join us to discuss Candace Haven’s “High Concept Story Writing” so you can put it to work in your current, or next, project.
Jan 21
2017
Milwaukee
9:00-11:30 - Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level)

Mastering Social Media with Rochelle Melander: Participants will learn about tools and opportunities for developing an author platform through social media. We’ll be working hands on so bring your laptop, tablet, and/or smart phone. To have access to the Internet at Mayfair, go to Mayfairmall.com and register in advance of the meeting.
Feb 01
2017
Green Bay
11:30-3:00 - 1951 West Restaurant,1951 Bond St, Green Bay

Patti Fiala will speak at our meeting to discuss the importance of author newsletters, how to build them and what content to send to readers. She will also share how to use your author newsletter in tandem with your author website to direct readers to your site.
Feb 11
2017
Chippewa Falls
10am to 12:30, 29 Pines at the Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center, 5872 33rd Ave. (on Hwy 29), Eau Claire

Join us for a discussion of Candace Haven’s “Revisions From Hell”. If you were with us in January you had a chance to review her “High Concept Story Writing”. Now it’s time to take your work one step further and make it all you can.
Feb 18
2017
Milwaukee
9:00-11:30 - Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level)

HOT NIGHT CRITIQUES with Laura Zats from Red Sofa Literary Agency: We are going to try to recreate a very popular event featured in the Chicago North RWA. Bring up to three pages of a love scene—from sweet to scorching—for a critique. Let us know if you plan to participate, bring three copies, and indicate your heat level. SWEET: Mild sensuality, mild heat, no graphic euphemisms. SPICY: Moderate sensuality, moderate heat, more graphic language. STEAMY: High level of sensuality, graphic description of anatomy and of sexual acts. SCORCHING: Intense erotic scenes, may include BDSM and m/f/m or f/m/f menage. Just want to listen? No Problem. Come join in the fun.
Mar 03
2017
Green Bay
11:30-3:00 - 1951 West Restaurant,1951 Bond St, Green Bay

The Haves and Have-Nots of Website Design for Today's Author: Join Justen Hisle for an interactive discussion on author websites. What works? What doesn't? Learn how to get the most bang for your buck and hear new ideas on how to engage readers at your cyber home.

**Please note this is a FRIDAY, not our usual 1st Wed. of the month.**
Mar 18
2017
Milwaukee
9:00-11:30 - Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level)

TRENDS IN PUBLISHING: Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company says, “I think you can call the talk A bookseller's take on trends in publishing," and yes, he pays attention to things going on outside his bookstore. Daniel will talk about the relationships between publisher/bookstore and novelist/bookstore, as well as field questions about book launches and readings.

WisRWA Newsletter



Welcome

Founded in 1984, WisRWA is the Wisconsin chapter of the Romance Writers of America. We are a professional organization of romance authors, supporting both published and aspiring writers. Learn more…

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January Milwaukee Area Meeting: Writing and Social Media

Rochelle Melander -WriteNow CoachAuthor, professional certified coach, and teacher Rochelle Melander has helped thousands of people overcome writer’s block, write more, turn their ideas into books, navigate the publishing world, and use speaking and social media to reach their readers. She’s the author of ten books, including the National Novel Writing Month guide—Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (and Live to Tell About It).  She will be the featured speaker at the Milwaukee area meeting on January 21, 2017.  Milwaukee Area Contact, Jennifer Rupp, spoke with Rochelle about social media and it’s importance to a writer’s platform.

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2017 Fab Five Contest Open for Entries!

Fab Five Contest for Unpublished Writers

The new year is here and that means the 2017 Fabulous Five Contest is open for entries! If you’re unpublished or self-published, polish your first 2,500 words  and enter today.

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Don’t Fear the Synopsis

Liz Czukas, The Synopsis WhispererSo you can handle a 300 page novel, but the very thought of writing a synopsis makes you break out in a cold sweat? Does writing a synopsis stop you from sending out queries to agents and editors? Liz Czukas is The Synopsis Whisperer, and she can help. Liz will teach you a simple formula for synopsizing with plenty of tips and tricks to help you get through the worst of it. Whether you’ve got a synopsis you’re currently struggling with or you just know you’ve got one looming in your future, this workshop is for you. Join us for this month’s Milwaukee Area meeting, Saturday, Nov 19 at Mayfair Mall Community Room in Milwaukee, 9am to 11:30am

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Fab Five 2017 Final Round Judges Announced

Fab Five Contest for Unpublished Writers
WisRWA’s Fabulous Five Contest will be opening for entries in a few short months. As such, we are pleased to announce our final round judges for the 2017 contest.

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