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Romance Writers of America

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Six Productivity Myths and Why You Should Stop Believing Them

Saturday, April 23

4 pm Eastern

Do you have big goals? Lots of writing you want to get done? It's so important to know what are the most important things that impact your productivity. Please join us in this workshop to find out!

Presented by BECCA SYME

Becca Syme is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach with over 14 years of coaching success alignment systems and a Master's degree in Transformational Leadership. As a full-time fiction author, she realized that her success coaching could be helpful to fellow creatives, and started the Better-Faster Academy in 2015 to help authors Write Better-Faster. She’s recently released a series of nonfiction books for authors based on her success coaching methods called the QuitBooks for Writers, and she is the host of the YouTube channel called the QuitCast. Becca writes mystery and adventure novels and lives in the mountains of Montana where it’s always winter and never Christmas.

FREE to all authors

YARWA Member Cost:

FREE

Non-member Cost:

FREE

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Day of YA Writing Conference

Sunday, Nov 21

8am-9pm Central

Join us for this all day virtual conference featuring great workshops, prizes, networking, and more!

FREE to YARWA Members

If you are NOT a YARWA Member:

You must first pay via PayPal before registering. The conference registration page will ask for your PayPal Transaction Number. Please pay for registration HERE https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yarwa

YARWA Member Cost:

FREE

Non-member Cost:

$20, payable via PayPal 

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YARWA Sip & Share

Sunday, Oct 24

8pm eastern/5pm pacific

Grab a drink, and come ready to share your favorite:

- YA Book you've recently read

- Writing resources

- Online tools

- Workshop you've attended

And more! Plus, let's start thinking ahead to next year for our chapter's future!

YARWA Member Cost:

FREE

Non-member Cost:

FREE

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Viewpoints in Romance Writing

Sunday, Aug 22

6pm eastern/3pm pacific

Join us for a thoughtful panel conversation to discuss diversity and equitable representation in fiction writing.

Panelists: Olivia Gaines, Kay Harris, C.L. Lovegreen, Stacy Wells, Priya Ardis

Moderated by Jennifer Looft, YARWA President

YARWA Member Cost:

FREE

Non-member Cost:

FREE

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Types of Editing & When To Use Them

Sunday, June 27

8pm eastern/5pm pacific

You've finished your draft. Now what? Editing!

Discover the editing process, from Developmental to Proofread and every step in between, learn what each type of editing entails, when to obtain an editor and what type you need, and what types of editing is required for traditional vs. indy publishing.

Presented by Justine Manzano

YARWA Member Cost:

FREE

Non-member Cost:

FREE

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Instagram for Authors

Sunday, May 23

8pm eastern/5pm pacific

Take your Instagram to the next level with ideas and strategies to build a reader community. With over 1 billion monthly worldwide users and growing, Instagram is a major league social media platform connecting users across the world. The key fact for us writers: readers hang out there! I built my own Instagram platform prior to my debut and solicited over 50 early ARC reader requests from this platform alone. I started the Instagram for Authors Facebook group, a 1.5k member group to help writers at any level connect and collaborate.

YARWA Member Cost:

FREE

Non-member Cost:

FREE