The purpose of RIRW is to promote excellence in women’s and popular fiction, to help writers become published and establish careers, and to provide continuing support for writers within the publishing industry.
We meet from September to June on the first Saturday of the month in the Hayden Center at the Cumberland Public Library in Cumberland, Rhode Island.
12:30 p.m. General Meeting
1:30 p.m. Workshop/Speaker
Visitors are welcome to attend. (We would appreciate a $2.00 donation at the door.)
Visitors may attend up to two meetings before being required to join.
Sarah Maclean: Terrific First Lines
From “Call me Ishmael” to “It is a truth universally acknowledged…” first lines stick with us long after the book ends. More importantly, the first words of a manuscript are often the ones that win the editor and reader and sell the book! This hands-on, interactive workshop with New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Sarah MacLean will dissect fabulous first lines, talk titles and manuscript “hooks,” and give you a chance to test out your own first line–trying those few important words on a roomful of readers to see if you’re starting in the perfect place.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sarah MacLean grew up in Rhode Island, obsessed with historical romance. Her love of all things historical helped to earn her degrees from Smith College and Harvard University before she finally set pen to paper and wrote her first book. Sarah now lives in New York City with her husband, their dog, and a ridiculously large collection of romance novels.
No meetings in July and August. Have a great summer!
Next meeting: September 7, 2013