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…
WisRWA is pleased to announce the finalists of both our contests: the Fabulous Five Contest and the Write Touch Readers Award. Congratulations to all!
Winners will be announced on May 20th at the WisRWA Write Touch Conference Awards Luncheon.
In April, the Milwaukee Area will be hosting literary agent Abby Saul from The Lark Group at our meeting, to give a literary agent’s insider tips on pitches, queries, and openings. Here’s a chance for us to get to know Abby a little better before the meeting.
Q: Your website indicates that the Lark Group is an agile and editorially focused agency. What does that mean to authors?
A: We work quickly to help our authors present the best product possible. As a new and small agency, The Lark Group is able to experiment.
WisRWA authors Beth James, Amy Sandas, and Tina Susedik, presented a panel on romance writing at the MacMillan Library in Wisconsin Rapids. The panel was moderated by Eric Norton, an editor for Publisher’s Weekly. Tina Susedik shared her thoughts on the evening.
The evening was cold and windy, and so the attendance was lower than we’d expected. But that turned out to make for a more intimate, comfortable event. We sat on the edge of the stage, at eye level with the attendees. We were able to showcase our books as we talked and after the presentation.
The Milwaukee Area is hosting Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company on Saturday, March 18. He’ll be talking about trends in publishing, from the perspective of a bookseller. He’ll be looking at the relationships between publisher/bookstore and novelist/bookstore, as well as field questions about book launches and readings. We thought you might like to get to know him a bit before his talk, so we asked him a few questions.
Q: Why do you think Boswell is thriving?
A: Honestly, I wake up every day and ask myself that question. Every store is two mistakes away from closing. Read more…
It’s hard, yet it’s the difference between a sale and “not for us.”
James Michener once said, “I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter.”
I think that’s where most of us are, which might be why many writing gurus like Anne Lamott encourage bad first drafts, but we won’t talk about those today. Instead, I’ll focus on revision. I’d like to share my top three tips.
WisRWA proudly presents the 2017 Write Touch Conference, Love Is In the Cards! Join us May 19-21 in beautiful Green Bay, Wisconsin at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center/Oneida Casino for a fun-filled weekend you won’t want to miss!