OCC/RWA September Online Class

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Hi everyone! Check out the exciting online classes offered by the Orange County Chapter of RWA!

Can This Manuscript Be Saved? with Susan Meier
September 15, 2008 – October 11, 2008

Enrollment Information: http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclassSept08.html

COST: $20 for OCC members, $30 for non-members
Enrollment deadline: September 13, 2008
If you have specific questions, email occrwaonlineclass@yahoo.com


Rejected? Can’t get an agent? Can’t sell, even though your critique partners LOVE your work? Susan Meier reviews the seven most common rejection catch phrases and explains why you and even your critique partners can’t spot them, then shows how determining whether your book’s trouble is a story, scene or word problem is the first step on the road to recovery.

Following the assignments at the end of each lesson, attendees will learn how to “skim-read” their manuscripts quickly, marking specific problems with post-its. Susan also demonstrates how to use a storyboard, a list of twenty and a one-paragraph blurb to create a plan of attack for fixing your book’s trouble.

Susan can’t revise or rewrite your manuscript for you, but with her tricks you’ll not only see how to revise the book of your heart, you’ll also see how published authors are able to write four, five and even six books a year without breaking a sweat!


Susan Meier is the author of over 30 books for Harlequin and Silhouette and one of Guideposts’ Grace Chapel Inn series books, The Kindness of Strangers. Her books have been finalists for Reviewers Choice Awards, National Reader’s Choice Awards and Cataromance.com Reviewer’s Choice Awards.

Her latest book, Her Pregnancy Surprise, an October 2007 release for the Harlequin Romance Line made both Walden’s Bestseller List for Series Romance and Bookscan. Millionaire Dad, Nanny Needed and Her Baby’s First Christmas are her 2008 releases.

Susan loves to teach as much as she loves to write and is a popular speaker at RWA conferences. “Can This Manuscript Be Saved?” and “Plot Points, Taking the Train to Somewhere!” are her most requested workshops. Her article, “How To Write a Category Romance” appeared in 2003 Writer’s Digest Novel and Short Story Markets. Susan has also given online workshops for various groups and her articles regularly appear in RWA chapter newsletters. Visit her website at http://www.susanmeier.com.

Enrollment Information: http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclassSept08.html
COST: $20 for OCC members, $30 for non-members
Enrollment deadline: September 13, 2008

Today, authors need to master the art of self-promotion to build the buzz that leads to higher sales, new readers and a loyal audience. Not sure how to do that? PR Drill Sgt. Louise Knott Ahern will whip you into the best PR shape you’ve ever been in.

For a full class roster, go to http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclasses.html

Want to be notified personally two weeks before each class? Be sure you’re signed up for our Online Class Notices Yahoo Group! Sign up at the bottom of http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclasses.html or send a blank email to OCCRWAOnlineClassNotices-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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