Writing a synopsis can be one of the hardest things for a writer. Breaking down your entire story into the key elements, making sure the hooks are all there, and using the correct format can be the difference that makes an editor ask for the full or not. Learn the steps to writing a good synopsis in this useful workshop.
A meeting of the minds where we band together and brainstorm current trends, strategies, ideas, and share tips and tricks of how to best reach our goals, respective of where each of us stands on their career path. PRO (writers between manuscript completion and PAN eligibility) and PAN (Professional Authors Network) authors will have joint and breakout sessions to meet the varying needs of writers in different career stages. General and Associate members are invited to join the PRO or PAN discussions to learn more about the different RWA communities of practice.
Do you have a five-year plan for your writing career? How about a writing plan for the year? Do either of those questions fill you with dread, or anxiety, or both? This hands-on program will help you face those fears by breaking down planning into small digestible pieces. We will look at the year ahead with a vision for success and a critical eye on professional and business development.
Conflict is the fuel of your story. Character is Conflict (Is a character who she wants to be or is she this person she has to/needs to be? Or is she the relationship between these two parts of her?). Pacing is Conflict, Story Arc is Conflict, Setting in Conflict, Dialog is Conflict— You are the questions you ask yourself and how hard you search for answers or run from them. High concepts are always based in conflict— wanting Vs the world.
Laurie McClean, a partner at Fuse Literary Agency, will speak about the outlook for publishing in 2018. For SVRWA members, she'll also take pitches. Look for more to come on this exciting workshop closer to the date.
Scared to revise? Not sure where to start? Revision can be the most pleasurable part of writing, but it's not for the faint of heart. Let Rachael Herron guide you through several different methods to approaching revision. We'll look at reverse outlining, as well as examining character arc on a deep level and revising to the perfect beginning, middle, and ending. Bring a pen and leave your fears behind as you learn how magical revision can be.
Whether you're an indie author or traditionally published, launching a book takes persistence, time, and planning. Come hear authors Rich Amooi, Victoria De La O, Hannah Jayne, Eva Moore, and Layla Reyne discuss their experiences, and get tips for your next book launch.