Whether it’s your manuscript or your writing business that needs work, we have you covered with our next two OWLS. They start next Monday, so don’t delay or dither – decide!
Building Your WordPress Author Website
From the Ground Up
with Lana Pecherczyk
Take control of your career and learn how to manage a simple WordPress website and blog then turn it into a successful self-managed powerhouse for your author business. Learn via easy walkthrough videos as Lana builds an author website before your eyes, and talks about content creation, e-commerce, traffic acquirement and more. Downloadable PDFs and worksheets will be available so you can revise at your leisure. Whether you’re a digital immigrant or an author just wanting the latest hot tips on WordPress, you can get the author targeted advice from the current RWA Webmistress Lana Pecherczyk. Each student must be prepared to either set up a free WordPress.org account, or purchase a domain and hosting (explained how to inside the course).
Register and get more details here
Bring your story into focus:
why ‘show don’t tell’ is a layer cake
with Sandy Vaile
Bring your story into focus
Why ‘show don’t tell’ is like a layer cake.
‘Show don’t tell’ is the lynch-pin of great writing. I’m sure you’ve all heard the term, but are you applying it effectively? Delve into the vivid realm of showing, and realise a balance between description and brevity that will captivate readers and not let them go.
This course best suits modern fiction writers.
Register and get more details here
Posted by Imelda Evans on February 20, 2017
Congratulations to our Emerald and Emerald Pro second round entrants!
Wendy Lee Davies
These second round entrants are submitting their full manuscripts to be judged by our reader judges.
Well done to all who entered – as usual, competition for second round places was tough and the 85% score required to proceed was not easily achieved.
A special mention to the following entrants, who made the cut for the second round but were unable to proceed:
Sarma Burdeau (Emerald Pro)
All entrants will receive their first round scoresheets shortly. Thanks to our volunteer judges and to the contest manager, Marnie St Clair.
Posted by Erica Hayes on February 17, 2017
Congratulations to our Selling Synopsis placegetters! As judged by Joanne Grant and Megan Broderick, editors at Harlequin:
1st Tanya Kean
2nd Tanya Kean
3rd Bree Verity
4th Kay Lobegeiger
5th Denise Ogilvie
6th Stella Quinn
Thanks to Joanne and Megan for donating their time and expertise to our contest, and for offering their constructive feedback to our finalists. As always, thanks also to all our volunteer judges; our judge coordinator, Margaret Midwood; and our hardworking contest manager, Pauline Johnston.
Posted by Erica Hayes on February 7, 2017
February is the month of love, and as expected, we have a whole slew of new romances from our members for you to enjoy. Aside from the ones listed below, do you have an Aussie romance, new or old, you’d like to recommend ahead of Valentine’s Day?
Posted by lauraboon2014 on February 6, 2017
It’s been a hot, sultry summer in Sydney. Perhaps that’s why we’re still in holiday mode. Speaking of holidays, it’s Australia Day tomorrow, and we thought you might need something to read.
Posted by lauraboon2014 on January 25, 2017
Posted by Imelda Evans on January 22, 2017
Congratulations to our Ripping Start placegetters! As judged by Lucy Bell, Editor, Pantera Press:
1st: Miranda Morgan
2nd: Tamar Sloan
3rd: Tania Holland
4th: Bree Verity
5th: Bernice Greenham
6th: Elizabeth Squire
Thanks to Lucy Bell for providing such generous feedback for our finalists, and for inviting them to submit to Pantera Press. Thanks to Cat Whelan for her time and effort in running an efficient and timely contest. And well done to all who entered!
Posted by Erica Hayes on December 24, 2016
Seriously – all the best writers are going to need January’s OWL. come take a look!
Author Branding: Why you need it before you sell
Posted by Cecilia on December 17, 2016
LOVE GONE WILD WORKSHOP SUBMISSIONS CLOSING
Submission for #RWAus17 close on December 31, 2016.
We have been mustering a diverse herd of talented professionals for the 26th RWA Annual Conference – Love Gone Wild.
But are you the stray runaway we’re waiting on to join the pack?
We are cracking the whip one last time.
Our team is planning #RWAus17 to be the best conference ever and want to utilise our community of talented authors and professionals. Stop grazing out in the pastures, frolicking in the ocean or flitting about in the skies – get your workshop, panel or roundtable submissions to us now.
This is the final call for submissions before we dust off our boots, shut the gate and finalise our tremendous program.
Jump in – hooves, feathers, scales and all … Don’t miss out. Because come December 31st the opportunity to submit will be GOING, GOING, GONE!
Submit Now at http://bit.ly/RWA17WSP
Submissions close on Dec 31st, 2016.
August 11-13, 2017
Posted by tjoyce1 on December 13, 2016
Sun, sand and blue water … summer has arrived in Australia along with the countdown to Christmas. There are several delightful seasonal offerings among our member new releases this month, and composing my book list for self to put under the tree. What about you? Are you planning more reading or more writing along with your Christmas feasting?
Posted by lauraboon2014 on December 5, 2016