Happy Mardi Gras from Oklahoma Romance Writers of America (OKRWA)! We hope everyone has a fun, safe day, and that you’ll join us for our pre-St. Paddy’s day event on Saturday, March 16. Every third Saturday of each month, we have a meeting and to quote our website (okrwa.com):
Most meetings feature terrific speakers who enlighten us through their own experiences. We’ve enjoyed historians, re-enactors, doctors, law enforcement officers, psychologists, weapons experts, and – oh, yes – authors!
Our members often have lunch together before the meetings. If you are interested in joining us for lunch, let us know.
We’re a friendly bunch of authors and love welcoming guests and new members.
And this month we’re excited to have Robin Patchen speaking to us about Writing the Emotional Roller Coaster…we’ve all been on one and ridden it, now’s the chance to learn about writing it!
Explore the three ways to add emotion to your manuscript and when it is appropriate to use each. Discover how to use the emotional wheel to bring more depth to your stories. Understand how to not just show how the characters feel but to draw your readers’ own emotions into the stories. With guidance and planning, learn to craft a story that will pull your readers onto an emotional roller coaster that will leave them breathless.
Nominated for ACFW’s 2018 Editor of the Year, Robin Patchen is a multi-published award-winning author and freelance editor. As a general editor with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolina’s Smitten line, she has the privilege of working with exceptionally talented romance authors. She is one of the authors of “5 Editors Tackle the 12 Fatal Flaws of Fiction Writing,” an in-depth guide to self-editing. Patchen loves mentoring new authors and helping established authors polish their books. She enjoys reading and editing almost every clean YA and adult genre.
For more information about Robin Patchen, visit her website at: http://robinpatchen.com
Don’t forget, you’re invited:
Regular Meeting Times:
• Monthly Morning Program: 10:00-11:30 pm
• Monthly Afternoon Program: 1:00-2:15 pm
• Business Meeting: 2:15-2:45 pm
• Prospective members may attend two meetings before joining
The American Legion, Post 12
6101 NW 50th St.
Warr Acres, OK 73122
Halfway between MacArthur and Council, on the north side of the street in the “annex”. As you pull into the parking lot, there are two doors–the main entrance under the small portico, and a glass door on the south side of the smaller extension, which is the annex.
And here’s the good part…Guests may attend up to two meetings FREE, and we’d love to see you there.
Afterward, if you wish to continue attending, you are required to become a member of OKRWA and RWA.
If you can’t attend, please like us @OKRWA, checkout our website https://okrwa.com to get a look at what’s coming up, and we would love it if you would share, tweet or whatever you can, to get the word out and help us find fellow writers…or help them find us.
Are you a writer but not into just romance? Never fear. We cover all areas of writing, because even the greatest love stories can sometimes use a little murder, mayhem and mystery. Or ever thought of writing that next big screenplay…yep…we do that too!
Hope to see you on the 16th!
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