My breakout sessions are highlighted.

08:30-09:00
Keynote Address  Cherry Adair

09:00-09:15
Destiny Romance Sponsor Address

09:15-10:15
Q&A On Publishing with authors Anne Gracie, editors Kate Byrne, Joel Naoum, Agents Lucienne Diver, Alex Adsett, publisher Jim Azevedo

10:15-10:45
Morning Tea

10:45 – 12:15
Saturday Breakout Session 1

  • Build 3-D Characters So They Leap Off The Page – Cherry Adair
  • The Five Main Things You Need To Know About Self-Publishing – Cathleen Ross / Kandy Shepherd
  • Wall Like An Egyptian – Cathy Campbell
  • Emotional Timelines: The key to writing a great character arc – Fiona Lowe
  • Small Town Twists and Secrets – Jenn J. McLeod 

12:15- 13:15
Lunch

13:15-14:15
Saturday Breakout Session 2

  • Secrets of the Best-Selling Self-Published Ebook Authors – Jim Azevedo, Smashwords
  • The Inside Story: How to Draw Your Readers into Your Fictional World – Valerie Parv
  • Beyond the Basics: dilemmas, dangers and dramas in the social world – Kate Cuthbert (Escape Publishing) / Kat Mayo (BookThingo & Booktopia Reviewer)
  • Everything you wanted to know about writing category romance but were afraid to ask – LovecatsDownunder
  • Is Steamy Romance The Only YA That Will Sell? – Rowena Beresford

14:20-15:20
Saturday Breakout Session 3

  • Revision & Self-Editing – James Scott Bell 
  • On Being a Rockin’ Resilient Romance Writer – Dr. John Barletta
  • Getting Published – Louise Cusack
  • How to Write and Sell Inspirational Romance – Narelle Atkins / Mary Hawkins
  • All About Character – Christina Brooke

15:20-15:40
Afternoon Tea

15:40-15:50
Little Gems Launch

15:50-16:30
Romance Writers of Australia Annual General Meeting

17:00-18:00
ARRA Booksigning

19:00-22:30
Awards Dinner

Author: Philippa

I make arty mixed-media things, & write fantastical things (with kissing), & do musical & dancing things, & play gaming things, & do weightlifting things, & organise fabulous event things. But mostly I wrangle cats. Renaissance woman.

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