WisRWA Calendar

Meeting Times

May 01
2019
Green Bay
11:30-3 at 1951 Restaurant, 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay, WI

Querying

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May 04
2019
Chippewa Falls
10-12:30 at Deb's Cafe, 1120 122nd St, Chippewa Falls, WI

Conference Highlights

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May 18
2019
Milwaukee
10 – 12:30 at Red Oak Writing Studio 11709 W Cleveland Ave. West Allis

Is a Developmental Editor for You?

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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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Will writing in different genres kill your career?

I’d just finished reading a passage of my WIP to my writing group, and one member was like, “Wow, Dave, it’s amazing to see you write a book with no sex or swearing.”

And I was like, “Hell-o. My Fairy Dogmother.”

And then everyone in the group was like, “Oh, yeah.”

The experience illustrates a problem any writer who doesn’t stick strictly to one genre is likely to encounter. The previous four books I’d brought to my group were snarky novellas about a horny, potty-mouthed, screw-up witch. The WIP has all the snark, horniness and blue language of a Hallmark Christmas movie. But so did My Fairy Dogmother, which I wrote before The Incompetent Witch Series.

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2019 Write Touch Finalists

Write Touch Readers Award Contest

Wisconsin Romance Writers of America is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2019 Write Touch Readers’ Award Contest!. Winners will be announced at the Write Touch Conference in Milwaukee, April 4-7. Congratulations to all our finalists, and a big thank you to all our participants, judges and volunteers!

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WisRWA Authors at #WisRWA19

The Write Touch Conference is “Write” Around the Corner. April 4-7, talented writers from all over the country will be heading into Milwaukee to network and learn at WisRWA’s Daring and Decadent Conference.

We’re excited to show off some of Wisconsin’s writing talents! Amy Reichert, Valerie Biel, Angie Stanton, and Bobbi Dumas will be presenting sessions at the conference and they are all proud to call Wisconsin their home.

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New Release Tuesday: March 2019

New Release Tuesday - March 2019

Congratulations to the following WisRWA members on their new releases this month.

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Of Plagiarism and Piracy

Of Plagiarism and Piracy

Plagiarism has been around probably since the first and second writers put words or symbols to paper, rock, or whatever their medium was. Book pirating has been around since e-books came into being. It was only a matter of weeks after my first romance came out, that I was told by a reader that she’d seen my book on a site for free. I was shocked. How did this happen? Why did it happen? What can I do about it?

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The Write Touch Conference is “Write” Around the Corner!

Lisa Cron will be sharing her writing wisdom at WisRWA's Write Touch Conference in April

This exciting conference weekend in Milwaukee is coming up to fast, it’s making my head spin.

There will be so many opportunities to meet your writer squad, rejuvinate your writing spirit, learn your craft, relax, and discuss your passion for writing and love of storytelling. Storyteller Lisa Cron is excited too@

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This exciting conference weekend in Milwaukee is coming up so fast it’s making my head spin.

There will be so many opportunities to meet your writer squad, rejuvenate your writing spirit, learn your craft, relax and discuss your passion for writing and love of storytelling!


Combat Writer’s Block with an Idea Factory

If you’ve ever experienced the heaviness of writer’s block, you know you’ll never want to stare at a blank page, without an idea, ever again, period.

Let’s learn from the bad times and turn them into something good. Here are a few tips I use to build an idea factory, when writer’s block may hit again.

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