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
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
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
5 Reasons to Take Short Story Writing
With NaNo going in full swing, and end-of-the-year deadlines looming, it’s the perfect time to add in one more project, right?
- Learn how to write short!
It’s a given, right? Every time I teach a workshop, some students say they tend to write LONG, so they’re looking for tips to tighten their storylines.
- Potential for publication
The ultimate goal in the course is to complete a short story, and submit it for a call. If you need that added umpf to hit “send,” this class may be for you!
- Gain inspiration
You can either come to the class with an idea, or discover a new one. Many people are amazed at the variety of Calls for Submission out there. Need a story idea? You may find food for your muse.
- Take a writing “break”
Turning toward writing short stories or novellas between longer works acts as a way to take a mini-break. Write a bridge between stories or perhaps a shorter piece to kick off a new series.
- Make an end-of-the-year goal
Yes, it’s December, and 2017 is sprinting toward us. It’s also the last push before the end of the year. Make it a goal to finish a story this year.
Hope to see you there! For more information, visit:
Posted by Imelda Evans on November 21, 2016
RWA’s contest season is steaming ahead, and the Selling Synopsis is now open for entries!
Writing a synopsis is many writers least favourite activity, but it is one of the most important skills to master if you want to get an editor or agent interested enough to request your full manuscript. First impressions count – and impressing an editor or agent depends on it.
This competition lets you try out your skills, get feedback and, if you make it to the final, get your synopsis seen by Joanne Grant, Senior Executive Editor, Harlequin UK.
The competition is open to all members of RWA now and closes on the 31st of October, so get writing that synopsis! If you aren’t a member, and would like to be, you can join here.
For more details and to enter, visit our website.
Posted by Imelda Evans on October 18, 2016
Lucky us, fellow writers, we have two awesome OWLs in November.
What this space for more exciting information. HOOT HOOT
Posted by Cecilia on October 9, 2016
Whew! It’s October already. Competition season is upon us and there is no substitute for reading when it comes to improving your craft. It’s one of the myriad benefits of being a romance writer and reader – you can educate yourself and enjoy yourself at the same time!
Posted by lauraboon2014 on October 1, 2016