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. (Due to holidays and/or activities at the library, the date or venue may change. Changes will be announced here.)
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.
Due to the impending snowstorm, this meeting has been cancelled.
Web Serial Toolbox: Why & How To Serialize Your Fiction Online
Serialized fiction is an old art form with a 21st century medium: the Internet. In this workshop we’ll discuss how a web serial can be a crucial cornerstone in building a writing career: not only why but how to run a web serial, the pros and cons (mostly pros) of serializing your fiction online, the difference between serializing a novel you’ve already written in order to build readership or draw attention to a series and developing a serial and writing it in “real time”, the various platforms available for writers for serialization, ways to publicize your serial, monetizing your serial, free online tools, and much more.
Bio: Cecilia Tan is “simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature,” according to Susie Bright. RT Magazine awarded her Career Achievement in Erotic Romance in 2015 and their prestigious Pioneer Award. Tan’s BDSM romance novel Slow Surrender (Hachette/Forever, 2013) also won the RT Reviewers Choice Award in Erotic Romance and the Maggie Award for Excellence from the Georgia Romance Writers chapter of RWA. In 2017 she will launch a new urban fantasy series at Tor Books entitled The Vanished Chronicles.
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”