Rhode Island Romance Writers does not meet the months of July and August. Everyone enjoy the summer break.
Finding a Market Niche for Your Book Business with J.M. Griffin What is a market niche and how do you find one? Instead of wandering aimlessly through cyber space, think long and hard about who you want to read your books, and then how to get them to do so. While it isn’t easy, because … Read more
SYNOPSIS IN A SNAP A Workshop by Annette Blair This is a unique tool for organizing your ideas into a “Story of your Story.” For the indie published, it’s a point of reference for your blurb, your cover, your writing and promoting. It’s also a needed tool if you want to Legacy publish. Handouts are … Read more
Writing an Awesome Book Blurb with J.M. Griffin While some call them book blurbs, others note these little gems as descriptions, marketing copy, or back cover copy. However you perceive the blurb for your book, one thing is certain . . . it needs be the best Hook ever. So how do we know what … Read more
Faking It The Introvert’s Guide to Networking Most writers have spent a lot of time with their noses buried in books and their own imaginations. Most of their friends existed on the printed page. After they embark on their writing careers, they live even more in their minds and in the books they write. Sometimes … Read more
There will be no regular RIRW meeting on February 6th. RIRW is hosting the annual weekend retreat.
Karyn Polewaczyk ~ Writer and Marketing Consultant I’ve been writing—as in, getting paid for it—for seven years. Without a journalism or English degree, and without knowing a single soul in publishing when I first started out (which was in the depths of the Great Recession, and even then, I was able to secure regular, paying … Read more
ANATOMY OF A SUCCESSFUL NOVELLA: HOW TO WRITE SHORT Creating an effective novella is one of the most challenging and satisfying adventures in fiction-writing. It also strikes fear in many romance writers’ hearts. How is it possible to make a believable love story in 20-40,000 words? With character arcs, love scenes, and an engaging plot? … Read more
Stumped Whether you’re just starting a manuscript or already halfway through, not-yet-published or a veteran author, getting caught in the net of “What comes next?” can happen to anyone at any time. In this workshop, Audra North offers a few tips for how to get unstumped, no matter where you are in the process. Real-life … Read more
Writing Your Way with Scrivener Want to know what makes this popular writing software so great? Or maybe you’re already a Scrivener fan and want to know how to get even more out of it. Gwen Hernandez, author of Scrivener For Dummies discusses the advantages of using Scrivener over a standard word processor, and offers … Read more