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November Volunteer of the Month | Dannielle Line

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Our Volunteer of the Month for November is Dannielle Line. Dannielle is the Aspiring Loop Coordinator, and she’s super proactive in managing the Aspiring loop. She is always on the ball to welcome new members to the loop and to take the time to help them settle in. She also works closely with the other two Aspiring ambassadors to keep the loop running smoothly. A huge congratulations to Dannielle, and thank you to her for her amazing work.   RWA couldn’t run without our amazing volunteers, and we thank all of them for all they do!

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Creating Unforgettable Characters – Make them walk, talk and seduce your readers.

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Have you heard of Buffy Summers? How about Scarlett O’Hara? Or maybe you remember Jessica and Elizabeth, the Sweet Valley twins? Perhaps male heroes like Rhett Butler or even The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper stick in your mind. Why so? Because they’re iconic, unforgettable characters. So how do you bestow your characters with the same ‘unforgettable-ness’? In this OWL, discover what makes an iconic character. You’ll learn how to create your very own walking, talking, unforgettable characters who will simply seduce your readers. And, at the end, you’ll have the opportunity to submit a piece of your work-in-progress for …

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Self Publishing for Beginners

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Course Dates: 30th October – 26th November 2017 Cost: RWA Member – $30. Non-RWA Member – $80. Register: https://www.trybooking.com/287096 Self Publishing for Beginners presented by Cathleen Ross Cathleen was one of the first people to self publish in Australia, and has mastered the Smashword guide, bringing it to you in 5 easy workable steps. This makes it unique. Participants who do this course are able to self publish on completing it and previous participants have gone on to have successful prize winning writing careers. Cathleen is a qualified teacher (BA Dip.Ed. and Grad. Dip Communications Management) and a published author/editor. …

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October Volunteer of the Month | Gayle Ash

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RWA is a not-for-profit organisation that is completely run by volunteers who dedicate their time, effort, and expertise to help us make the organisation the best it can be. We truly appreciate our volunteers and wouldn’t be the amazing organisation we are without them. We have decided to reinstate the Volunteer of the Month Award to celebrate our wonderful volunteers and all they do for RWA. We’re thrilled to announce that Gayle Ash is our Volunteer of the Month for October. We thank Gayle and her wonderful husband, Greg, for their outstanding contribution to Love Gone Wild. Gayle spent hours upon hours at …

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October OWL | Getting the ship moving with Sara Hood

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SARA HOOD – GETTING THE SHIP MOVING  (7 steps to the best marketing plan ever!) Baffled about how to start your book marketing? Or looking to turbo charge your early stage (or early-ish)book marketing?  This online workshop is for you. We’ll go through 7 simple, proven steps to create a book marketing plan that is easy to create, easy to implement and won’t break the bank.  It will be the foundation for the rest of your career as a writer. And also solves the eternal problem of ‘what do I write about?’ on social media! Yay! Using a learn-at-your-leisure format, there is …

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October OWL | Resolution and the HEA with Rachel Bailey

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As Mickey Spillane said, “The first page sells your book. The last page sells your next book.” Readers might love your opening, but when they’ve finished reading your book, it’s the ending they’ll remember. So, how powerful is your story’s resolution and HEA? This workshop, “Resolution and the HEA: Make Them Cry & Leave Them Smiling” will show you practical ways to increase the impact of your final scenes so readers will be keen to buy your next book. About the Presenter Rachel Bailey developed a serious book addiction at a young age (via Peter Rabbit and Jemima PuddleDuck) and has never recovered. …

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NSW Writing Retreat

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Need some motivation to kickstart your writing? Want some quiet time with like-minded writers away from chores and distractions? This retreat may be just what you’re looking for. This will be a self-directed retreat in that participants are free to structure their time as they like. Our Retreats Host will put participants in contact with each other before the retreat so they may discuss how they want to spend their retreat. Note that some participants will be taking part in the International 3 Day Novel Contest, so please be mindful of this. Location: Albury, NSW Dates: 1 – 5 September, …