One of the benefits of living in New York City is that many organizations hold their conventions here and sometimes once can partake of the adventure. This week the romance Writers of America are having their 31st annual convention at the Marriot in Midtown. Here are some of the workshops being offered. Attendance is not cheap ( $750.00, for the 3 days) but some of the workshop papers are available online. Here are some of the examples which the women of WE might find interesting.
Kill Your Inner Critic! Experience the Joy of Writing! (WRITER’S LIFE/MUSE) Robin D. Owens
An award-winning novelist will serve up practical exercises to help authors of all levels identify and destroy their negative inner critics.
But Can I Still Feed My Kids: or, When Can I Quit the Day Job?(WRITER’S LIFE/MUSE) Kylie Brant, Cindy Gerard, and Roxanne Rustand
Join an RWA Honor Roll member and other best-selling authors for a frank look into a writer’s financial life and what to consider when you make the move from part-time to full-time writer. All questions will be answered!
The Road to Novel Completion (WRITER’S LIFE/MUSE) Vanessa Barneveld, Anne Marie Becker, Jenn Bray-Weber, Tamara Hogan, and Autumn Jordon
Come hear members of the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood (2009 Golden Heart finalists) share their secrets on how to finish a novel while handling life’s demands and unexpected surprises.
And of course being a Romance novelist convention
Not Another Sex Scene (CRAFT) Anne Gracie and Kelly Hunter
Two award-winning, multipublished authors will provide a range of approaches to make it easier for authors to write fabulous sex scenes while expanding their repertoire of writing skills.
There are many more workshops, many come with the power point, outlines which you may find interesting and of some use in your own writing aspirations. Below is the URL for the Romance Writers website. Enjoy. http://www.rwa.org/cs/rwa_annual_conference/schedule_of_events/workshops/2011_rwa_workshops