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Statement from WisRWA regarding recent RWA Ethics Issue

The following statement was sent to the Romance Writers of America Board and staff from the WisRWA Board and our Diversity and Outreach committee regarding the recent ethics issue: The Wisconsin Romance Writers of America chapter is writing to express displeasure at the recent censure, suspension, and leadership ban enacted upon Courtney Milan. The vote

By |2020-02-17T19:27:53+00:00December 28th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Statement from WisRWA regarding recent RWA Ethics Issue

My Life Collapsed on December 29, 2013

In a nutshell— My husband died unexpectedly that morning. My husband’s death left me responsible for managing all elements of our severely disabled adult son who lived with us and required 24-7 care. While my husband and I performed well as a team, his tasks were ones I never wanted to handle. He spent hours

How to Avoid Writing Burnout When You Write Fiction and Work as a Writer or Editor

Image credit: DepositPhoto Writing fiction is a passion for most authors, who come from all sorts of career fields and backgrounds. At the same time, it’s definitely work, too, to see a story through from start to finish. While there’s plenty to be said for work-life-writing balance in general and also sticking to deadlines when

By |2019-12-31T18:58:17+00:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: General, Writing Craft|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How to Avoid Writing Burnout When You Write Fiction and Work as a Writer or Editor

Writing Dialogue That Delights Readers

Best-selling author Stephen King once said, “Good dialogue is a delight to read. Bad dialogue is deadly” (181). As readers, we can readily agree, but if you’re like me, an author intent on improving her craft, you want to know how to write dialogue that is a delight. You’re seeking guided practice—some rules. Here are

By |2019-12-31T18:10:19+00:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: General, Writing Craft|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Writing Dialogue That Delights Readers

Historical Research Class

Lesson 3 People Your characters are the heart of the story, so you want them to be right. What do they look like? What do they wear? What is their occupation? What manners and mores are typical for their times? When you decide on what time frame you have set for them, and where, it

Write! Relax! Renew!

The 2019 WisRWA Write Touch Conference is over and it’s time to start looking ahead to Chippewa Fall’s October 2020 Retreat. That’s right, instead of a workshop, we’re holding a retreat. Yes, we’re going to be doing some writing so plan to bring your work-in-progress; but it’s NOT just about work. There’s going to be

By |2019-12-31T18:10:20+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Events, Fall Workshop|Tags: |1 Comment

My 10 Rules for Success

From time to time, I take a moment to reflect where I’m at in my life and where I want to go. During one of these reflections, I read about habits of successful people. You should know I define success not only as financial stability, but also about our journey as individuals and what we

By |2019-12-31T18:10:20+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: General, Writing Craft|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on My 10 Rules for Success

The Fab Five is Fabulous!

I joined WisRWA in January of 2014. I can honestly say, it was one of the smartest things I did on my bumpy, winding road to publication. Meeting fellow writers, industry professionals, and taking countless workshops on the romance genre all contributed to what successes I have had. The most valuable of all that WisRWA

By |2019-12-31T18:10:20+00:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Contests, Fab Five|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Fab Five is Fabulous!