WisRWA Calendar

Oct 08
2016
Fall into Fiction Workshop
One-Day Workshop for Authors of All Genre Fiction
October 8, 2016
The Plaza Hotel & Suites
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Meeting Times

Jun 01
2016
Green Bay
11:30 - 3:00 at 1951 West, 1951 Bond St. Green Bay, WI 54303 -4627 - Open meeting
Jun 11
2016
Chippewa Falls
10:00 - 12:30 - Camille's - Plotting and Planning – How we plotted and planned our books, ideas for improvement, and ideas for brainstorming.
Jun 11
2016
Wausau
Time TBD -We intend to meet for our annual summer luncheon at Lyn Cote's house, subject to rescheduling dependent on weather. Spouses are welcome to this social meeting.
Jun 18
2016
Milwaukee
Mayfair Mall Community Room 9:00 am to 11:30 am Bring your own beverage, snacks will be provided. Sometimes we go to PF Chang’s for lunch after the meeting, all are welcome to join us. Our Own Molly Maka will be presenting: The Historical Reenactor Who Writes, or How Touching The Past Can Help Enhance Your Story Remember those wonderful stories you heard about your grandmother’s childhood or the amazing tales of your favorite great-uncle used to tell about his experiences during the war? History, like authors who write about it, has a voice. Join Molly Maka, aspiring author of World War II romance, and discover how to take history from a dry, static topic to an exciting, in-depth, and rich world of your own. Molly’s experiences as a historical reenactor and enthusiast provide a fresh, innovative, and unique experience in touching the past. Learn how reenacting can help you create identifiable and relatable characters based in a historical context, establish and capture the nuances of the time period of your character’s worlds, and how getting involved in historical reenacting can help you get in touch with the past.
Jul 06
2016
Green Bay
Picnic at Optimist Park in Green Bay, 11:30 - 3:00
Jul 09
2016
Wausau
10:30-12:30 @ Vino Latte on Grande Ave in Wausau. Lyn Cote will present on using Mailchimp for newsletters.
Jul 16
2016
Chippewa Falls
10:00 - 12:30 @ Camille's. “Slide down” slot in case we have to cancel a meeting.
Aug 03
2016
Green Bay
Location: 1951 West Restaurant, 11:30 - 3:00. Brittiany Koren - An editor's perspective on how to write with emotion: writing characters that live and breathe on the page in an active (not passive) scene.
Aug 06
2016
Chippewa Falls
10:00 - 12:30. Annual Planning at Beth's house.
Aug 13
2016
Wausau
10:30 - 12:30 @ Vino Latte on Grande Ave in Wausau. National RWA Conference Report - members who attended the July RWA Conference in San Diego will report on their experience and highlights of the event.
Sep 07
2016
Green Bay
Location: 1951 West Restaurant, 11:30 - 3:00 Randi Alexander - How to Write a Steamy Sex Scene.
Sep 10
2016
Wausau
10:30 - 12:30 @ Vino Latte on Grande Ave in Wausau. RWA program - A complete set of the programs conducted at the national conference is going to be purchased and we will choose one of the workshops to present at the Sept meeting.
Oct 07
2016
Chippewa Falls
Workshop events ......Featuring Candace Haven and WisRWA Authors. For more information see the Workshop information.
Oct 08
2016
Wausau
10:30 - 12:30 @ Vino Latte on Grande Ave in Wausau. WisRWA Fall Workshop in Eau Claire. We will forgo our usual meeting to attend the Fall Workshop.

WisRWA Newsletter



Welcome

WisRWA’s Golden Heart Finalists

Congratulations to WisRWA members Karen Marcam and Melonie Johnson. They’ve been selected as finalists for RWA’s Golden Heart contest.


The Golden Heart is a national contest that promotes excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding manuscripts written by members who have not published a Novel or Novella. Romance Writers of America reveals the Golden Heart winners at the Awards Ceremony at the RWA Annual Conference. Golden Heart winners receive a gold, heart-shaped necklace in recognition of their achievements.

Karen is a finalist in Historical Romance for her manuscript “Saving Columbine Ranch.” Find out more.

Melonie is a finalist in Contemporary Romance for “Sometimes You Need a Sexy Scot.” Find out more.

Congratulations Karen and Melonie. We’re rooting for both of you!


FabFive 25

WisRWA is pleased to announce the winners of the 25th Annual Fabulous Five Contest. Congratulations to all the finalists. And thank you to the judges and coordinators whose efforts make this contest possible.

See the results.


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…

Write Touch

Write Touch Readers’ Award

The 2016 Write Touch Reader’s Choice Award Contest is now open. This is a WisRWA-sponsored contest for books published in 2015.

All submissions go through an electronic portal at http://writetouch.submittable.com and books are entered either as PDF or MOBI files. There is a free entry portal for WisRWA members to use to enter their free title; all additional entries from WisRWA members and from non-members should be made via the paid entry portal. The entry fee is $25.00 per title. Deadline is July 10, 2016.

Categories will reflect those at RWA National.

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