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Calling Published Romance Authors

March 16, 2021 by in category Contests, Published Contest tagged as , , ,

2021 BOOK BUYERS BEST
CONTEST FOR PUBLISHED AUTHORS

The OCCRWA is running its annual Book Buyers Best Contest for traditional or indie romances in print or e-novel format published during 2020.

Non-refundable entry fee:  $30, RWA members; $50, non-RWA. 

The contest is open now and closes on April 30, 2021. We invite you to submit to our contest (and tell your non-RWA writer friends about it, too!).

Even if you’re not entering one of your books into the contest, you’re invited to be one of our judges. It’s a fun experience to be introduced to the writing of published authors you don’t know (see link below).

Follow this link to learn about contest categories rules, entry form and fee, past winners, and call for judges

Thanks, Nancy Brashear and Cathleen Armstrong, BBB Coordinators

Go here for BBB Categories and Rules

Go here for BBB Entry Form and Fee Payment

Go here for BBB Past Winners

Go here for Judge Sign-Up

Go here to Contact BBB Contest Coordinator

Please contact OCC/RWA BBB Coordinators, Cathleen Armstrong and Nancy Brashear, at bbbcontest@occrwa.org

Orange County Chapter/Romance Writers of America®

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Calling Published Romance Authors

February 16, 2021 by in category Contests, Published Contest tagged as , , ,

2021 BOOK BUYERS BEST
CONTEST FOR PUBLISHED AUTHORS

The OCCRWA is running its annual Book Buyers Best Contest for traditional or indie romances in print or e-novel format published during 2020.

Non-refundable entry fee:  $30, RWA members; $50, non-RWA. 

The contest is open now and closes on April 30, 2021. We invite you to submit to our contest (and tell your non-RWA writer friends about it, too!).

Even if you’re not entering one of your books into the contest, you’re invited to be one of our judges. It’s a fun experience to be introduced to the writing of published authors you don’t know (see link below).

Follow this link to learn about contest categories rules, entry form and fee, past winners, and call for judges

Thanks, Nancy Brashear and Cathleen Armstrong, BBB Coordinators

Go here for BBB Categories and Rules

Go here for BBB Entry Form and Fee Payment

Go here for BBB Past Winners

Go here for Judge Sign-Up

Go here to Contact BBB Contest Coordinator

Please contact OCC/RWA BBB Coordinators, Cathleen Armstrong and Nancy Brashear, at bbbcontest@occrwa.org

Orange County Chapter/Romance Writers of America®

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Calling Published Romance Authors

January 17, 2021 by in category Contests, Published Contest tagged as , , ,

2021 BOOK BUYERS BEST
CONTEST FOR PUBLISHED AUTHORS

The OCC/RWA is running its annual Book Buyers Best Contest for any RWA author who has published a work of fiction with romance themes any time during 2020 (traditional or self-published). 

The contest is open now and closes on April 30, 2021. 

We invite you to submit to our contest.

Thanks, Nancy Brashear and Cathleen Armstrong, BBB Coordinators

Go here for BBB Categories and Rules

Go here for BBB Entry Form and Fee Payment

Go here for BBB Past Winners

Go here for Judge Sign-Up

Go here to Contact BBB Contest Coordinator

Questions and Concerns: Please contact OCC/RWA BBB Coordinators, Cathleen Armstrong and Nancy Brashear, at bbbcontest@occrwa.org

Orange County Chapter/Romance Writers of America®

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Make Your Writing Shine through Self-Editing with Linda Carroll Bradd #onlineclass #self-editing

May 23, 2019 by in category Online Classes tagged as , , ,

self-editing class graphic

About the Class:

• Learn how to identify shallow POV and make it deeper.
• Learn how to change your writing from Telling to Showing.
• Want to perk up the pace of your prose?
• Need help pinpointing weak spots in your writing style?

This workshop will provide tips to help you tighten your sentence and paragraph structure to make your writing shine! Through the use of checklists, topical lectures and structured writing/revision exercises for each lesson, I supply tangible examples of what to look for and how to fix it. You’ll get interactive assistance from freelance editor and award-winning author, Linda Carroll-Bradd.

Linda Carroll-Bradd

Linda Carroll-Bradd

About the Instructor:

The years Linda Carroll-Bradd spent working in secretarial positions paid off when she ventured into writing fiction. Along her writer journey, she put her skills with spelling, grammar, and punctuation to use and edited other authors’ manuscripts—first with just friends and then friends of friends. In 2012, she formalized the process and Lustre Editing was created. Linda has a clientele that includes USA Today and NY Times bestselling authors and has worked on all subgenres of romance, plus narrative nonfiction, memoir, middle grade fiction, and police procedural novels.

Married with four adult children, she now lives in the southern California mountains with two beloved dogs. In addition to working as a freelance editor, she is the author of more than 50 contemporary and historical stories that range from heartwarming to erotic (written under pen name Layla Chase).

Enrollment Information:

This is a 2-week online course that uses email and Groups.io. The class is open to anyone wishing to participate. The cost is $15.00 per person or, if you are a member of OCCRWA, $10.00 per person.To sign up or for more information, go to the class page at the OCC/RWA website: http://occrwa.org/classes/online-class-two/

Linda McLaughlin
OCC/RWA Online Class Coordinator

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FINISH THAT BOOK with The Chunky Method May 2019 @OCCRWA #onlineclass

April 23, 2019 by in category Online Classes, Writing Classes tagged as , , , ,

OCC/RWA May Online Workshop:

May 13 – June 7, 2019

FINISH THAT BOOK WITH The Chunky Method

With Allie Pleiter

About the Class:

Do you feel like you can never find the time to write? Have you been chipping away at the same manuscript forever without much progress? Do you need a system that can get you to typing “The End” with success and satisfaction? Wrangling a fickle muse to meet a deadline—or just to get rid of that looming blank page—is a life-skill for everyone who wants to get serious about their writing. Allie Pleiter, the bestselling author of over 40 books, shares the nuts and bolts of how to manage your muse. You’ll learn how to set goals and deadlines that reflect your personal writing style and speed–and smart ways to get faster when you need it. Join the thousands of other writers who have mastered the writing process using Pleiter’s popular Chunky Method. With a useful mix of the practical, the inspirational, and the nitty-gritty real life of it all, this workshop gives aspiring or working writers the tools they need to make the magic happen.

What others have said about The Chunky Method Workshop:

“Implementing the Chunky Method has charged my writing with confidence, quadrupled my productivity, organized my days, and enhanced my enjoyment of life. Allie is my hero!” — Linda H.

“I was overwhelmed, but now I feel fantastic” — Michelle S.

“Before The Chunky Method, I spent years worrying about how I was ever going to finish my novel, let alone a series of stories, with a busy schedule and a demanding day job. I feel far more confident now, and the method works – it’s my custom method, after all. I’ve already written far more than before the Chunky Method.” — M.V.

“I feel empowered. I feel much more in control of the process now. I feel good that I have a plan and schedule that work with me. I feel like I am going to achieve success, and in a timely manner instead of a scattered one. Thank you again for some of the most valuable, and applicable information I’ve received in over fourteen years of conferences and online classes.” — Becki

About the Instructor:

Award-winning bestselling author Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and non-fiction working on as many as four books at a time. She teaches creative people how to be consistently, dependably productive while teaching high-performing professionals how to create the vital content today’s marketing requires. The author of over 40 published titles, Allie has spent a decade in the publishing profession with over 1.4 million books sold worldwide. In addition to her own writing career, Allie maintains an active writing productivity coaching practice and speaks regularly on faith, the creative process, women’s issues, and her very favorite topic—The Chunky Method of time management.

Enrollment Information:

This is a 4-week online course that uses email and Groups.io. The class is open to anyone wishing to participate. The cost is $30.00 per person or, if you are a member of OCCRWA, $20.00 per person.To sign up or for more information, go to the class page at the OCC/RWA website: http://occrwa.org/classes/online-class-one/

Linda McLaughlin
OCC/RWA Online Class Coordinator


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