I’m attending Rose City Romance Writers wRomance February 20 & 21!

And what is wRomance? Let me tell you…
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Writers Workshop
Feb. 20, 9am – Full Day Writers Workshop
University Place Hotel  – 311 SW Lincoln St., Portland
$60 for RCRW members (full day)
$75 for non-RCRW members (full day)
Lunch and snacks included with registration

$20 for Cocktails with Readers & Authors Reception (5-8pm) (I’ll be attending!)
Cocktail reception included with workshop registration

Morning Session
Forensics for Fiction: make your crime pay with Geoff Symon

Afternoon Session
Half-day Brand Plan with Damon Suede

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About the Speakers

Geoff Symon is a 20-year Federal Forensic Investigator and Polygraph Examiner.  His participation in high-profile cases includes the attacks on September 11, 2001, the War in Iraq, the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion, the 2002 bombings in Bali and the Chandra Levy investigation, among countless other cases. He has specified and certified training in the collection and preservation of evidence, blood-spatter analysis, autopsies and laboratory techniques.

Agent Symon has direct, first-hand experience investigating cases including murder (of all types), suicide, arson, kidnapping, bombings, sexual assault, child exploitation, theft and financial crimes, and is highly skilled in the psychophysiological detection of deception. He has taught undergraduate and graduate-level college courses in forensics at the George Washington University (DC) and Marymount University (MD).

Damon Suede grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America, and escaped as soon as it was legal. Though new to romance fiction, Damon has been writing for print, stage, and screen for two decades. He’s won some awards, but counts his blessings more often: his amazing friends, his demented family, his beautiful husband, his loyal fans, and his silly, stern, seductive Muse who keeps whispering in his ear, year after year. Get in touch with him at DamonSuede.com

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I will be attending along with the awesome group of authors listed above.

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Join RCRW for a Love Between the Covers Showing – Feb. 21, 3pm
Venetian Theatre & Bistro, 253 E. Main St., Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
$6 per person online
$10 at the door
The first 100 attendees to arrive at the theatre will receive a special event goodie bag.

Love stories are universal. Love stories are powerful. And so are the women who write them. For three years, we follow the lives of five published romance authors and one unpublished newbie as they build their businesses, find and lose loved ones, cope with a tsunami of change in publishing, and earn a living doing what they love—while empowering others to do the same. Romance is the behemoth of the publishing industry; it outsells mystery, sci-fi, and fantasy combined. Yet no filmmaker has ever taken an honest look at the amazing global community that romance writers and readers have built. Until now.

Presented by:
Rose City Romance Writers
Sponsored by:
Delilah Marvelle Productions, LLC

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Save the date for wRomance: A weekend of writing and love, February 20-21, 2016

wRomance

Writers Workshop
Feb. 20, 9am – Full Day Writers Workshop
University Place Hotel  – 311 SW Lincoln St., Portland
$60 for RCRW members (full day)
$75 for non-RCRW members (full day)
Lunch and snacks included with registration

$20 for Cocktails with Readers & Authors Reception (5-8pm)
Cocktail reception included with workshop registration

Morning Session
Forensics for Fiction: make your crime pay with Geoff Symon

Afternoon Session
Half-day Brand Plan with Damon Suede

Damon-Suede

About the Speakers

Geoff Symon is a 20-year Federal Forensic Investigator and Polygraph Examiner.  His participation in high-profile cases includes the attacks on September 11, 2001, the War in Iraq, the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion, the 2002 bombings in Bali and the Chandra Levy investigation, among countless other cases. He has specified and certified training in the collection and preservation of evidence, blood-spatter analysis, autopsies and laboratory techniques.

Agent Symon has direct, first-hand experience investigating cases including murder (of all types), suicide, arson, kidnapping, bombings, sexual assault, child exploitation, theft and financial crimes, and is highly skilled in the psychophysiological detection of deception. He has taught undergraduate and graduate-level college courses in forensics at the George Washington University (DC) and Marymount University (MD).

Damon Suede grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America, and escaped as soon as it was legal. Though new to romance fiction, Damon has been writing for print, stage, and screen for two decades. He’s won some awards, but counts his blessings more often: his amazing friends, his demented family, his beautiful husband, his loyal fans, and his silly, stern, seductive Muse who keeps whispering in his ear, year after year. Get in touch with him at DamonSuede.com

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Join RCRW for a Love Between the Covers Showing – Feb. 21, 3pm
Venetian Theatre & Bistro, 253 E. Main St., Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
$6 per person online
$10 at the door
The first 100 attendees to arrive at the theatre will receive a special event goodie bag.

Love stories are universal. Love stories are powerful. And so are the women who write them. For three years, we follow the lives of five published romance authors and one unpublished newbie as they build their businesses, find and lose loved ones, cope with a tsunami of change in publishing, and earn a living doing what they love—while empowering others to do the same. Romance is the behemoth of the publishing industry; it outsells mystery, sci-fi, and fantasy combined. Yet no filmmaker has ever taken an honest look at the amazing global community that romance writers and readers have built. Until now.

Presented by:
Rose City Romance Writers
Sponsored by:
Delilah Marvelle Productions, LLC

Love Between the Covers

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Love Between the Covers is “A SURPRISING DOCUMENTARY FILM THAT TAKES ITS VIEWERS INTO THE MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR ROMANCE FICTION BUSINESS AND THE REMARKABLE WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY OF WOMEN WHO CREATE, CONSUME, AND LOVE ROMANCE NOVELS.”

For more info on the movie, check out http://www.lovebetweenthecovers.com

 

 

 

RCRW 2015 Spring Writers’ Retreat featuring Jodi Henley

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April 11, 2015

9:00am – 4:00pm
(morning and afternoon snacks and lunch provided)

McMenamin’s Grand Lodge
Children’s Cottage
3505 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, Oregon

Early Registration (through March 31st): $50
Late Registration (April 1st – April 10th): $60
(scroll down for registration details)

Morning session:
Emotional Resonance
presented by Jodi Henley
author of Practical Emotional Structure: an easy to understand plain-English guide to emotional theory and the transformational character arc

Join Jodi for a three-hour workshop as she shows in a practical, usable way, how to connect with your reader and elicit emotions.

  • How to increase the emotional tension in your story with minor fixes to your character’s backstory.
  • How the transformational arc works to increase conflict and drive emotional tension to a screaming pitch.
  • How to make to two characters who have absolutely no chemistry work together like a match and accelerant, with only minor changes to characters and planned story line.
  • How to extend emotional structure into a continuing story arc.
  • How to make readers cry, laugh, sigh, and buy the next book!

Jodi promises “… a surfeit of PowerPoints, lots of handouts, and way too much personal attention during the workshop and over the entire retreat.”

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

jodi pictureJodi Henley is a developmental editor based in the Greater Seattle area. A long-time workshop presenter and blogger, Jodi is highly sought after for her plain-English approach to problem solving, ability to translate theory into usable bites, and intensive, one-on-one feedback style. Jodi specializes in character-driven genre fiction, and continuing arcs. She enjoys talking about craft and considers herself lucky to have a receptive audience. Find out more about Jodi at  http://jodihenley.blogspot.com.

For more details on the RCRW Spring Writers’ Retreat check out the RCRW page here.

The Golden Rose Contest Needs YOU!

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What is the Golden Rose Contest?

The purpose of the Rose City Romance Writers Golden Rose Contest is to encourage, recognize, and reward the mastery of writing romantic fiction. For the purposes of this contest a work of fiction is defined as a novel made commercially available to the public.

Why Should You Enter?

Every writer who enters comes away a winner:

  • All entrants receive three comprehensive score sheets from the first round Judges. Judges are encouraged to make detailed comments explaining their scores
  • Higher word count of 10,000 words provides entrants with not only detailed editing but story line judging as well
  • The contest is limited to the first 120 entries

Interested? Check out Rose City Romance Writers for all the details.

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Want to judge the Golden Rose Awards?

RCRW is gearing up for the Golden Rose and needs judges! First round judging starts May 7 and wraps up on June 18th. RCRW will begin taking contest entries on March 15th.
It’s a great way to help aspiring writers and to hone your own writing craft.
If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a judge, please email Christy Carlyle at contestcoordinator@rosecityromancewriters.com.