Virginia Romance Writers (VRW), chapter #19 of Romance Writers of America®. We are an organization for both published and unpublished writers. Our membership includes writers of all levels, from unpublished writers working on their first manuscripts to award-winning, bestselling published authors. Through our monthly meetings, our chapter is dedicated to promoting excellence in romantic fiction. We offer innovative programs and workshops we share knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing world. VRW strives to help writers grow their careers through workshops and networking opportunities.

We strive to reach as many Virginia romantic fictions writers as possibly by rotating our meeting venues each month. Check our workshops page for the list of upcoming speakers and locations. We welcome you to our growing membership of Virginia Romance Writers.



January 14th

AM Session: Fiona Quinn

PM Session: VRW Write-In

Fairfield Library
1001 N. Laburnum Avenue
Henrico, VA 23223-2705
9:00am: Doors Open/Meet & Greet/Set-Up
9:30am: Meeting Begins

AM Session: Making a Move: Characters Colliding in Our Plots with Fiona Quinn

  • How your character will be judged as alpha or beta
  • Characters making a love connection (it’s all in the body language)
  • 12 steps to getting your heroine laid
  • What happens when it’s a predator and not a would-be lover?
  • The “love” effect from putting either your character into a high adrenaline situation.

Bio: Canadian born, Fiona Quinn www.FionaQuinnBooks.com is now rooted in the Old Dominion outside of D.C. with her husband and four children. There, she homeschools, pops chocolates, devours books, and taps continuously on her laptop.

She is the creative force behind the popular blog ThrillWriting.

Fiona Quinn writes the internationally bestselling Lynx Series including: Kindle Scout winning novel WEAKEST LYNX as well as MISSING LYNX, CHAIN LYNX, and CUFF LYNX. She also authored the mystery novella, MINE and co-authored CHAOS IS COME AGAIN a noir comedy.

She is working on her upcoming series STRIKE FORCE.

PM Session: VRW kicks of BIAY with a Write-In!

Bring your laptops, headphones, and notes as we devote the second half of our day to a write-in. Didn’t win last year’s Book-In-A-Year (BIAY), don’t worry! VRW will help you kick-start your writing in 2017 with a session devoted to writing.


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