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

Dec 03
2016
Chippewa Falls
Christmas Potluck with a viewing of Love Between the Covers - 10:30 AM - Tina Susedik's Home
Dec 03
2016
Milwaukee
Holiday Party - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Laura Iding's Home - If you'd like to participate in the gift exchange, bring a wrapped item any writer would love (valued under $15) - Feel free to bring an appetizer or snack, and your favorite thing to drink
Dec 10
2016
Wausau
Christmas Party - 11:00 AM - Townies
Dec 14
2016
Green Bay
Christmas Party - 11:30 AM - Please send an email to wisrwa@gmail.com for more details
Jan 04
2017
Green Bay
Writer's Police Academy Panel Program - 11:30-3:00 - 1951 Restaurant
Jan 14
2017
Wausau
RWA Workshop: Plan for Success
Jan 14
2017
Chippewa Falls
High-concept story writing, applying what we learned from Candace Havens at the October workshop. 10am to 12:30, at Deb's Cafe (formerly Camille's), 1120 122nd St, Chippewa Falls.
Jan 21
2017
Milwaukee
Rochelle Melander - Mastering Social Media - 9:00-11:30 - Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level)

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…


Fast Draft MethodCandace Havens’s Fast Draft Method:
We Tried It!

Twenty pages a day for 14 days. No edits. No excuses. Inspired by Candice Havens’s Fast Draft method of writing novels learned at the Fall Into Fiction Workshop, seven WisRWA members took the Fast Draft Challenge. We started on November 1st to coincide with National Novel Writing Month. What is Fast Draft? Think of it as National Novel Writing Month on steroids. Now that we’re done, here’s what we learned from the Fast Draft Challenge

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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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This Year’s Chapter Service Award Recipients

Kristin Bayer, Chapter Service Award RecipientMolly Maka, Chapter Service Award RecipientWisRWA’s Chapter Service Award is all about VOLUNTEERISM. It’s about serving the organization and its members as chapter leaders, such as serving on the WisRWA Board or as an Area Contact. It’s about serving in the trenches and volunteering in many different capacities over the time of active membership in WisRWA. Writing can be very isolating, which is why meeting others writers by offering a helping hand where we can provides so much for so little.

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Tips, Hacks & Resources for Book Research

Research - booksI think we can all agree that doing the proper research makes or breaks a book. Glaringly obvious mentions of places, events or details that haven’t happened yet are akin to all of us Wisconsinites watching Titanic and realizing that Jack Dawson could not have been ice fishing on Lake Wissota in Chippawa Falls in 1912…as there wasn’t a lake yet.

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