Virginia Romance Writers (VRW), chapter #19 of Romance Writers of America® is an organization for writers of all levels, from unpublished writers working on their first manuscripts to award-winning, bestselling published authors. VRW holds monthly meetings. The chapter is dedicated to promoting excellence in romantic fiction. VRW offers innovative programs and workshops, and shares knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing world. VRW also helps writers grow their careers through networking opportunities.
As a chapter, VRW strives to reach as many Virginia romance writers as possibly by rotating our meeting venues each month. For more information about upcoming guest speakers and locations, check out the workshops page. Interested individuals may attend up to two meetings prior to joining the chapter. New members are always welcome.
*SPECIAL DATE & TIME*
Twin Hickory Library
5001 Twin Hickory Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Due to brevity of time we will go right into the meeting when the doors open.
Guest Speaker: Sherry Thomas
INTERGENRE FORTIFICATION: What makes a mystery a page-turner? Or a fantasy? And can you apply the same techniques to produce an unputdownable romance? Sherry Thomas shares what she has learned from working in several genres to help you craft a crackalicious love story.
Followed immediately by REVISIONS: Few things fill Sherry Thomas with as much dread as a detailed critique coming back from her critique partner, who is dedicated, talented, and blunt. If she provides 500 comments, there might be three compliments and the rest must be dealt with one way or the other. This is a story of survival. Of panic, torment, and the triumph–at times–of pure cussedness. 🙂
USA Today-bestselling author Sherry Thomas decided years ago that her goal in life is to write every kind of book she enjoys reading. Thus far she has published romance, fantasy, mystery, and a wuxia-inspired duology. Her books regularly receive starred reviews and best-of-the-year honors from trade publications, including such outlets as the New York Times and National Public Radio. She is also a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® Award.