RWA 2014 – Sydney presentation

Shannon Curtis – coordinator Jennifer Brasel, Keziah Hill, Paula Roe, others 7 – 10 August 2014 Theme:  Romance Rocks Novotel Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush Confirmed presenters: – James Scott Bell (Plot and Structure, also zombie legal thriller series) – Cherry Adair More will follow, stay tuned! Features: – Thursday – Professional author day – literacy […]

RWA breakout session 6: Confessions of a psychopath

Ken Milling  (Psychoanalyst, Jungian):  Confessions of a psychopath – what writers get wrong Books, tv and film are filled with stereotypes and common misportrayals of bad guys, broken families and other dysfunctional characters. – how writers can look beyond the same-old-same-old of dameage and disorders for the really gritty and interesting aspects of what turns […]

RWA breakout session 5: The voyage of a writer

Kim E Hudson – The Voyage of the Writer Kim was able to use her work and understanding on the Hero’s journey to refine her own work to a point of excellence, and to champion it in the world of sales and marketing. As humans, we have two drives 1. love – passion driven, […]

RWA Breakout session 4: Getting your feet wet – Blogging 101

Sarah Wendell (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books) – Getting your feet wet:  Blogging 101 Discussing ways to connect with readers Looking at different avenues to connect with one another and connect with readers – note: facebook keeps changing, no-one is an expert on it Social media exposure Why is digital marketing and promotion important: – the […]

Day 2 Plenary Address – Nina Bruhns

Nina Bruhns:  When the going gets tough, Hang Ten – you need to make sure you torture your characters enough (especially intrigue writers) – “what is the worst thing that can happen?” – make sure you put that in your story, in every paragraph – don’t be afraid – it can be really scarey but […]

Day 2 Plenary session – Survivor submission Island

Jennie Jones (moderator), Nikki Logan (moderator), Abby Zidle (Simon & Scuster NY), Laura Bradford (Bradofr Literary Agency), Nina Bruhns (Entangled Publishing), Margaret Marbury (Harlequin HQN, Mira, Luna), Joel Naoum (PanMacmillan/Momentum), Alex Adsett (Agent – Alex Adsett Publishing Services) Synopsis:  The opening pages of an anonymous manuscript are read out to the panel by the moderators.  […]

RWA Day 2 – Harlequin / Escape Publishing Sponsors Address

Sue Brockhoff (Publishing & Communications Manager) and Kate Cuthbert (Escape Publishing) Escape is looking for digital first fiction fiction across all genres 5,000 – 250,000 words particularly looking for science fiction, fantasy, intrigue, rural romance new genre of ‘rom-magic comedy’ eg I Dream of Johnny about to publish first gay romance Harlequin looking to start […]

RWA Day 1 – Afternoon plenary session

Launch of Little Gems Anthology 2013:  Sapphire New logo unveiled. New look website unveiled. Will be officially live after the conference.   Annual General Meeting: – new consitution due to changes in the NSW Associations act – vote passed as approaching 1000 members, reviewed way RWA want to be seen etc ‘The Year of Admin’ […]