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2023 RWA Sydney Conference Workshop Submissions are now Open!

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The 2023 RWA Conference will be held at The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth from the 11 – 13 August 2023. We are seeking a range of confident presenters with the skills to deliver presentations on topics relevant to a writer’s success in the romance writing industry. If you have a great idea for a presentation or a workshop idea for our Friday workshops, now is the time to let us know! Presentations will be filtered through the following criteria: Does the presentation promote excellence in romantic fiction? Will the presentation help aspiring writers get published? Will the presentation help published authors …

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How to set up a Weebly website in 4 easy lessons

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Presented by Sara Hood Course Dates: 4 February — 3 March 2019 Cost: RWA Member—$55. Non-RWA Member—$88. Venue: Facebook Booking link: About the course… As writers, we need to have a website. It doesn’t need to be complex, but it does need to exist. How do we do that with limited resources, both financial and time? Easy! Weebly. A simple, drag and drop online website builder and host that requires minimal technical knowledge to set up. And I do mean minimal. If you can fill your car with petrol, you can make a Weebly website. This course will show …

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Appeal to readers with emotive showing and telling

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Show don’t tell is yelled from roof tops and preached at literary alters, and yet it remains one of the most problematic maxims for fiction writers around the globe. It’s the telling part that gives us the most trouble because it is inherent in the art of storytelling. So, how can you make sense of the maxim and successfully apply it to your writing? In this article we’re going to explore the importance of avoiding key storytelling pitfalls and change the way you view showing and telling. “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light …

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Three Ways Not To Start Your Story

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When it comes to writing a book, sometimes it’s easier to look at the things you shouldn’t do than those you should. Here are some common mistakes writers make that you can easily avoid: 1. It was all a dream When you start a story with a dream or a vision or something that doesn’t really happen, it makes the reader confused. What’s real? What’s not? Is the next chapter going to end this way too? When someone chooses to read your book, they’re putting their faith in you as an author. By adding those five evil words (and then …