Love Gone Wild – Registrations are now open.

Registrations for RWA’s 26th annual conference, Love Gone Wild, are now open. Please visit the conference page for all information and registration details.   #RWAus17 – Love Gone Wild   

Love Gone Wild – Registrations open March 29, 2017

We are excited to let you know that registrations for RWA’s 26th Annual Conference open this Wednesday, March 29th 2017 at 12.00pm AEST (midday QLD Time). Full program and session details will be available online on Wednesday and in next month’s Hearts Talk.  See you in Brisbane for Love Gone Wild.

Love Gone Wild – Author round tables

At the Love Gone Wild conference, come along and meet an author. These intimate round table sessions will enable you to ask an author about their work, processes, their publisher and publishing experience, their genre, and more. We have twenty successful and sought-after authors, covering a broad range of genres for you to select from during registration. Participating authors will be listed on our website when registrations open. Come and spend time with an author who specialises in rural, historical, suspense or contemporary romance; or maybe choose to spend time with an author who publishes with Penguin, Mills&Boon, Hachette or …

Love Gone Wild – Dance as an expression of love.

Ever wanted to capture the essence of dance into your scenes? Come and experience this amazing session at this year’s conference. In this DANCE AS AN EXPRESSION OF LOVE workshop, come and explore how the medium of dance can add impact to your writing, stories and characters. Presented by Diane Demetre, this workshop will have live dancers, Pauline Thompson and Ian Watt (National and State Ballroom Champions), illustrate the triggers of love, show you how to escalate attraction, highlight the importance of breathing, and how you can turn up the heat with touch. The dancers will demonstrate the synchronicity needed …

Love Gone Wild – Simply Synopsis: A stress-free method for synopsis creation.

Another exciting session announcement for this year’s conference. Simply Synopsis: A stress-free method for synopsis creation. Most authors would rather compose an 80k+ word novel than summarise their story into 2-5 pages. Why? Because they’ve never learned an effective yet easy process for crafting a synopsis. In the Simply Synopsis workshop, Michelle Somers will teach you a step-by-step strategy to pare a story down before building it back up, paragraph-by-paragraph, into synopsis form. The process is simple, systematic and straightforward, and is a fail-proof way to ensure all the vital elements that make a great story are present in the final …

Love Gone Wild – Weapons through the ages.

Another exciting Love Gone Wild Conference Announcement. They’re back! So are you ready to duel? Duelling in the ages of romance was a hit last year in Adelaide and we are lucky enough to bring them again to this year’s conference. Get to know the differences between a Longsword and a Side-sword, or the Rapier and the Sabre. When violence in your story is necessary, come and find out what your best options are. Shay McAulay, founder of the Brisbane Duellist Society, and Nic Harrison will have you step back in time and demonstrate historical combat. This interactive session is …

Love Gone Wild – Business Hub

Registrations for the 26th Annual RWA Conference will open at the end of the month (fingers-crossed), so in the meantime, we thought we’d give you a few teasers about what’s coming your way. Our first major announcement… We have been across the globe in search of something truly unique to present at the Love Gone Wild conference and we are excited to launch RWA’s very first Business Hub. The Business Hub will be restricted to authors (emerging and established) with published novels (self or traditional). The sessions will focus on marketing and expanding your reach across the globe. To get you …

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A Thrilling Guide to Producing Awesome Book Trailers

A Thrilling Guide to Producing Awesome Book Trailers Presenter: CT Green/PressedPear (Spielberg eat your heart out!) Whether you’re a novice or more seasoned writer (mmm, seasoned), most authors face a major challenge: ‘How to successfully promote hundreds of pages of written text into one effective cover image, blurb, post, tweet…’. So how does a creative, motivated and talented writer (yep, we mean you!) bring a story to life? To engage with the reader, immersing them into the world of your fantastically crafted book? The answer is simple: You create a Book Trailer of epic awesomeness! Video has become such a powerful …

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Edit your own novel: Backburning Backstory, Climbing the Staircase of Turning Points and using the 13 Main Scenes

Presenter: Ebony McKenna In the dark about editing? Let Ebony McKenna show you how to edit your own manuscript with this intensive online course. All welcome! This is for writers who have written a novel in a month and need to know what to do next. Or for writers who have a few manuscripts in the ‘early draft’ stage but can’t figure out how to fix them. It’s also for writers who are great at starting new stories, get stuck and end up abandoning them. In this OWL, participants will use the editing techniques I’ve developed over the decades to look …