OCC/RWA Meeting Reminder â€“ Story Structure & Online Reviews: How to Seek, Receive, Use & Respond to Reviews
OCC/RWA Chapter Meeting: Saturday, May 11, 2013
First-time guests are $10
Doors open @ 9 a.m.
Ask-an-Author: Susan Squires & Beth Yarnall
Book in a Year/Craft:
Brainstorming â€“ Nichelle Scott-Williams
Author First Chapter Critique:
MORNING SESSION: Kate Noble
They say if you scratch the surface of a cynic, you find a romantic. As a typical middle child, Kate Noble spent a good portion of her early life developing a crusty exterior, while quietly nursing a whimsical, nougat-y core. This led her, quite naturally, to romance novels.
Kate is the national bestselling author of the acclaimed Blue Raven Series, earning starred reviews from Library Journal and Publisherâ€™s Weekly (Follow My Lead), as well as a spot on the Best Romance list from Kirkus Reviews (The Summer of You) and a RITA nomination for best Regency Historical Romance (Revealed).
AFTERNOON SESSION: Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches Trashy Books
â€œOnline Reviews: How to Seek, Receive, Use & Respond to Reviewsâ€
Sarah Wendell is author of the book Everything I Know About Love, I Learned from Romance Novels, co-author of the book, Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitchesâ€™ Guide to Romance Novels, and co-founder of Smart Bitches Trashy Books.com, one of the most popular blogs examining romance fiction.
What is the definition of Inspirational romance? A sweet story? An element of faith? A character type? What about S-E-X in Inspirational romance? In this class weâ€™ll take a look at the qualities found in Inspirational stories. Weâ€™ll delve into what comprises the various genres within the Inspirational market: contemporary, historical, romantic suspense, etc. Weâ€™ll look at the element of faith to see what that means and if there is a standard amount expected in your story. Weâ€™ll look at examples, and you will be able to share some of your work, if you choose, to see if your manuscript fits the market.