WisRWA Calendar

Oct 06
2018
WisRWA 2018 Fall Workshop
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Fall Workshop on October 5-6, 2018 at the Grand Lodge Waterpark Resort, Rothschild, WI. Registration is now OPEN! For more information, click the Workshop tab.
Apr 05
2019
WisRWA 2019 Write Touch Conference
Mark your calendars for the 2019 Write Touch Conference April 5-7, 2019 at the Milwaukee Hyatt in beautiful downtown Milwaukee. The conference will feature Maya Rodale as keynote speaker, and Lisa Cron as one of the headliners. More details to follow!

Meeting Times

May 19
2018
Milwaukee
9am-11:30 at the Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, lower level), Wauwatosa

Chapter One Workshop

Open discussion: Christine Schimpf will lead an informal exchange between authors about the kinds of problems we all share from Time Management to POV. This is also a time when we can share our best moments and what we enjoy the most about the writing journey.

Roundtable Discussion: Bring in Chapter One or a 1500 word scene from your WIP for general feedback and encouragement from the group. This is the safest and most supportive environment for writers to find out what we are doing that's great and what we might be missing on the page.
Jun 06
2018
Green Bay
11:30-3 at 1951 West 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay

Works in Progress Brainstorming

Have you reached a roadblock in your novel? Do you have questions about your plot? Join us as we work together to brainstorm our Works In Progress!
Jun 16
2018
Chippewa Falls
10-12:30 at Deb's Café 1120 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Dialogue

Writing natural sounded dialogue can be hard! Bring in some examples of good and bad dialogue and we'll discuss what works, what doesn't, and how to master writing dialogue.
Jun 16
2018
Milwaukee
11-2 at the Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, lower level), Wauwatosa

Short Stories and Anthologies

We'll be discussing the ins and outs of writing short stories and putting together anthologies. A light luncheon will be served.
Jul 04
2018
Green Bay
11:30-3 at 1951 West 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay

GGBA Has Talent

Bring the first page of your work in progress and join us as our narrator reads each page aloud and the group gives feedback to the anonymous author!
Jul 21
2018
Milwaukee
9am-11:30 at the Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, lower level), Wauwatosa

Time for a Write-In!

We're getting together to WRITE! Bring your Work In Progress and join us your fellow authors as we get some writing accomplished.

WisRWA Newsletter



Write Touch Readers’ Award Contest

Write Touch Readers Award Contest Logo

 

WisRWA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Write Touch Readers’ Award contest. Congratulations to all the top three finishers.

*** Denotes member of WisRWA

 

Contemporary – Long

First Place
Welcome Home, Katie Gallagher by Seana Kelly

Second Place
Awaken My Heart by Maria K. Alexander

Third Place
Meet Me Under the Stars by KD Proctor

 

Contemporary – Mid-length

First Place
Her Texas Rebel by LeAnne Bristow

Second Place
Standing Up by Kate Forest

Third Place
Break My Heart by Jean C. Joachim

 

Contemporary – Short

First Place
A Baby for the Deputy by Cathy McDavid

Place Second
The Junkyard Cowboy by Christie Craig

Third Place
The Cowboy’s Twin Surprise by Cathy McDavid

 

Erotic Romance

First Place
At His Mercy by Shelly Bell

Second Place – tie
Let Me Love You by Jessica Jayne

Second Place – tie
Claimed by Christmas by Rexi Lake

Third Place
Jake Lawrence, Third Base by Jean C. Joachim

 

Historical Romance

First Place
King of Swords by Anna Durbin***

Second Place
Broken Things by Jessica Cale

Third Place
Montana Promise by Caroline Fyffe

 

Paranormal / Time Travel / Fantasy

First Place
Grigori: A Royal Dragon Romance by Lauren Smith

Second Place
To Enthrall the Demon Lord  by Nadine Mutas

Third Place
Keep Me Close by Elizabeth Cole

 

Inspirational Romance

First Place
The Only Witness by Laura Scott***

Second Place
Life on the Porcelain Edge by CE Hilbert

Third Place
Two Suitors for Anna by Molly Jebber

 

Romantic Suspense

First Place
Shadows of the Mountain by Bev Pettersen

Second Place
Imperfect Lies by Elizabeth Noyes

Third Place
Resurrection by Katie Reus

 

Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance

First Place
If Ever by Angie Stanton

Second Place
Searching for Billy Shakespeare by Crista McHugh

Third Place
The House Sitter’s Christmas by Jean C. Joachim

 

Young Adult Romance

First Place
The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave by C.C. Hunter

Second Place
Playing by Heart by Carmela Martino

Third Place
Birthright by Jessica Ruddick

Further information can be obtained by contacting Gini Athey at writetouch @ wisrwa.org.

 

Past Winners of the Write Touch Award