Sunday, January 23, 2011

2011 Workshop Calendar

Join Louisville Romance Writers in 2011 for a year filled with fun, fellowship and education! Workshops are held during the second half of each of our monthly meetings, and cover a wide variety of writing-related topics, from craft to creativity, from coming up with the perfect pitch to describing the perfect first kiss.

January - Productivity tips for the busy writer

February - Join us as we kick off our First Annual LRW Writing Challenge! To help us celebrate, we've invited as our very special guest, NY Times best-selling author, Lani Diane Rich. Lani’s first novel, Time Off for Good Behavior, was written during the famed Nanowrimo novel-writing challenge, and with that novel, Lani became the first previously unpublished novelist to publish a Nanowrimo manuscript. Time Off won the Rita award for Best First Book, and since then, she’s published seven more novels and one collaboration. She'll be sharing the secrets of her phenomenal success!

March - Writing Challenge Wrap Up! Our members have been vying for four weeks for the chance to win the ultimate prize -- POSSESSION OF GERARD BUTLER, THE LRW SOCK MONKEY. Who will triumph and take home this brown and white stuffed trophy? Tune in and find out!

April - Special guest speaker, romantic suspense author Kathy Carmcihael

May - "Creating Sympathetic Characters" presented by LRW member Lisa Tapp

June - No meeting due to RWA National conference in New York City!

July - "Me, LLC" presented by LRW member Sara Reinke

August - Promotion Round Table - Published LRW members share their tips and tricks of the trade for stretching your marketing dollar and making the most of terrific promotional opportunities. Alternate: Guest speaker YA author Kelly Creagh, pending availability

September - "Meyers-Briggs Personality Inventory for Writers"

October - "Charettes: Story Architecture" presented by LRW member Sarah Yates

November - Sold: One Year Later - YA author and LRW member Katie McGarry shares her thoughts and experiences one year after signing a multibook contract with HQN. What has she learned? What would she do over? What does she wish would last forever? Join us to find out more from a budding best-seller in the making!

December - No meeting. Happy Holidays! Remember, it's never too early to start shopping for a Sock Monkey for YOUR favorite LRW member!

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