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 We are an organization for both published and unpublished writers. Our membership includes writers of all levels, from unpublished writers working on their first manuscripts to award-winning, bestselling published authors.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.
September 10th Hope Ramsay & VRW Annual Meeting
AM Session: Hope Ramsay
PM Session: Annual General Meeting
2020 Library Avenue
Crozet, VA 22932
AM Session: Hope Ramsay—Using Character Archetypes to Find the Love Story
Every romance requires a journey for the hero and heroine. While the plot is happily moving along with suspense, humor, vampires, pirates, bad guys, or other complications, the hero and heroine need to be falling in love. And in order to fall in love the hero and heroine have to learn something important that makes them worthy (or able) to give and receive love.
But what do they need to learn? And how the heck do you figure that out without falling back on worn-out romance clichés?
This hands-on workshop will give writers at every level some valuable tools to help them develop three-dimensional characters that have room to grow and develop and fall in love. Attendees will learn how to use the positive and negative traits of personality archetypes to develop a strong, emotional love story, and have the opportunity to apply concepts to their work in progress. Handouts will include an expansive list of archetypes with their light and dark traits.
Bio: Hope Ramsay is a USA-Today, bestselling author of heartwarming contemporary romances. Her books have won critical acclaim and publishing awards. She is married to a good ol’ Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her Southern heroes. She has two grown children and a couple of demanding lap cats. She lives in Virginia where, when she’s not writing, she’s knitting or playing her forty-year-old Martin guitar.
PM Session: Annual Meeting/State of the Chapter/Upcoming Elections