Georgia Romance Writers, a chapter of ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA®, is made up of approximately 200 serious, professional writers, nearly one-third of whom are multi-published in book length fiction.
A non-profit organization, we are dedicated to bringing quality women’s fiction to the market. Our mission is to promote high quality romance writing; to disseminate information regarding all aspects of the romance genre; and to give support and encouragement to members.
GRW was founded in 1982, held its first regional conference the same year, and has grown steadily ever since. But the heart and soul of GRW are its members who reach out to every writer who is dedicated to his or her craft.
This is the professional textbook description of GRW, but those who know it best will tell you that GRW is a “happening place” where the diligent succeed and that success is revered and celebrated by all.
We are friends and we care.
Come join us and share in that joy.
April All-Day Workshop
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND
Laurie Schnebly Campbell
Come join GRW for an April All-Day Workshop with speaker Laurie Schnebly Campbell. The morning session will include techniques on making the revision process easier and using your character’s motivation to guide you through plotting a book. The afternoon session will focus on plotting and end with ways to put joy back into your writing. Breakfast, lunch and a great day of programs are included in the cost of the workshop.
Revision Hel–No, Heaven (1-1.5 hours)
Every writer knows about Revision Hell. But the chance to re(en)vision any concept that’s attracted attention can be a wonderful opportunity. This class covers the psychological and practical aspects of revision: when to do it, why (and why not) to do it, how to make the process easier, and — most important of all — how to know when you’re finished.
Plotting Via Motivation (1 hour)
Any of us could write a book in which the characters set out for a three-hour tour and get shipwrecked on an uncharted desert isle. But if you nail down a character’s motivation, it doesn’t matter whether the ship capsizes or lands safely three hours later. Your characters will create a plot from WHATEVER happens, because you’ve got their motivation built in from the very beginning…and here’s how to do it.
From Plot To Finish (2 hours)
Once a writer knows the elements that belong in her characters and her plot, she’s all set…right? Well, actually not always. Making the move from a few basic answers to a manuscript which is actually ready to type involves a series of steps that people have called “incredible…a plotting system which truly RESPECTS that I’m a pantser” and “the easiest way I’ve ever seen of getting from Basic Idea to Finished Book.”
Block-Busting: Putting the Joy Back in Writing (1-1.5 hours)
At some point, almost all writers suffer from the inability to tell the story they want. Part of writer’s block is a lack of joy in the process. Counselor Laurie Schnebly Campbell looks at the causes — including exhaustion, boredom and fear of success — and the benefits of this block. Writers take home new awareness of what works for them, and renewed inspiration for returning to the craft they love.
About the Speaker: Laurie Schnebly Campbell loves speaking to writers about issues that draw on her background as an advertising copywriter, a counseling therapist and a romance novelist who beat out Nora Roberts for Best Special Edition of the Year. By day Laurie writes for McDonald’s, Massage Envy and other clients at a Phoenix ad agency. She also enjoys recording for the blind, playing with her husband and son, vacationing in Sedona (the red-rock town named for her great-grandmother), and running WriterUniv.com.
“People ask how I find time to do all that,” Laurie says, “and I tell them it’s easy. I never clean my house!”
Deadline to register is April 15, and only those registered can attend.
Pay with check: Make your check payable to GRW and note: April Workshop on the Memo line with the name of the attendee and mail to:
Georgia Romance Writers
PO Box 1011
Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
200 Interstate N Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339