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OWL | HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT MISS JONES?

Have You Heard of Miss Jones? Understanding Character Driven Plotting Through Analysing Bridget Jone’s Diary. Course Dates: 01/11/2016 – 28/11/2016 Presenter: Samantha Bond You’re probably familiar with the phrase: “the plot thickens”. But exactly what is plot and how, as a writer, do you come up with your own original, compelling plots? The trick is to understand the difference between ‘story’ and ‘plot’. In this workshop, I’ll demonstrate how plot works through an analysis of arguably the greatest chick-lit novel of all time, Bridget Jones’ Diary. But more than simply analyse, this workshop will arm participants with tools to create their own plots …

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OWL | SELF-PUBLISHING FOR BEGINNERS

SELF-PUBLISHING FOR BEGINNERS Course Dates: 01/11/2016 – 28/11/2016 Presenter: Cathleen Ross Ever wondered if self-publishing is for you but haven’t quite been able to navigate your way through to make the decision? Cathleen Ross has the answers for you in this four-week course. Subjects to be covered: Information on selling platforms available: Smashwords, Amazon, itunes etc. Steps involved in uploading a story Editing Covers Formatting Blurbs – what makes a good blurb, what to put in, what to leave out etc. Marketing / Advertising/ The latest sites/results and numbers. Business Practices, setting up bank accounts, issues with US payments etc ITIN numbers …

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OWL – Learn How to Make Facebook Your Friend with Sarah Hood

MAKE FACEBOOK YOUR FRIEND: SIX WAYS TO MAKE FACEBOOK WORK FOR YOU AS A WRITER, WITHOUT MORTGAGING YOUR HOME. Presenter: Sara Hood Course Dates: 03/10/2016 – 30/10/2016 Cost: RWA-Member – $30.00  (Check the coupon code in your member area) Non RWA-Member – $40.00 Registration limited to: Unlimited This workshop outlines clear, practical, accountable marketing activities for writers of popular fiction. It’s not airy fairy theory, nor is it snake oil ‘sell more books tomorrow and be rich the day after’ nonsense. Sadly, building a marketing platform takes time and effort, but it doesn’t have to be a burden if you know how to do it the right …

Good News Story – Louise Roberts

“Since becoming a member of RWA [I’m now in my third year] I have benefitted from “talking” to members on the Group Facebook page, but more so from attending the RWA Conference in Fremantle last August. It was the first time I attended such an event and I found the workshops enlightening and extremely beneficial. The advice and tips accumulated over the days of the conference were invaluable and I believe it is because of my association with Romance Writers that I have recently been rewarded with book publishing contracts for TWO of my novels: The Sword and the Rose  –  a …

Volunteers Needed

Get Involved RWA is an organisation run entirely by volunteers. We are counting on people like you to help provide services for our members and take care of the day-to-day operations of the organisation. There are many ways you can get involved in RWA. Hearts Talk Our monthly newsletter is not just about writing articles. There are many ways you can get involved with the actual magazine. Contact Carla Caruso or Daniel DeLorne at hteditor@romanceaustralia.com for details on positions currently available on Team Hearts Talk Web Team From Facebook to yahoo groups, from Twitter to coding, if you’re web savvy …

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Emerging Author Membership

An author who has had a romantic/romantic elements work commercially available or under contract for fewer than three years; or an author who is consistently making finals round in writing contests, is submitting and receiving requests from publishers or agents, or who has already secured an agent. Emerging members have access to contests, the monthly newsletter, forums, writing groups and critique partners and the annual conference.

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Benefits of Joining RWA

Benefits of Joining RWA Romance Writers of Australia is a professional organisation for writers of romantic fiction with more than 900 members, including best-selling authors and hot new talents. Benefits include: Monthly Newsletter: Hearts Talk is packed with craft articles, writing tips and the latest market information Forums: Online loops where writers trade publishing news, advice and research tips Bootcamps: Online intensive writing training for writers with celebrated authors and experts Annual Conference: Workshops, networking and meetings with editors and agents Writing Groups & Critique Partners: Writers are matched with other writers for advice and support Contests: Feedback, prizes and …