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Interested in joining DARA (Dallas Chapter of RWA – Romance Writers of America)? We’d love to have you. We’re committed to inclusion. We want EVERYONE to feel welcome.

You are welcome to be a visitor twice to our monthly meetings. On your third visit, we ask you to join. Dues for DARA are $45 annually. You must be a member of RWA to be a member of DARA. You can find information to join on the myRWA website. If you are already a member of RWA, you can join our chapter directly. Click here!

Upcoming 2019 Meetings & Workshops

We typically meet the 4th Saturday of each month.

Romance 101 begins at 8:40 am.
Regular meeting begins at 9:30 am.

Collin College Courtyard Campus
4800 Preston Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093 (Room 214)


August 24, 2019: Addison Fox presents Anatomy of a Sale

A detailed discussion of what to expect from this author’s substantial experience as a traditionally published author.

Addison Fox can’t remember a time when words weren’t a part of her life. An avid reader, her love of the written word started at the tender age of 1 with “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Edward Lear (a poem she could recite by heart to any family member who would listen).

A romantic suspense & contemporary romance author, Addison has worked with St. Martins, Harlequin, Penguin/NAL and Entangled and is currently hard at work on two series, one with Harlequin’s Romantic Suspense line and a contemporary trilogy for St. Martins. Visit her website by clicking here.


September 28, 2019: Tracy Brogan presents Small Moments, Big Ideas

Entertaining fiction is often filled with larger-than-life characters facing extraordinary situations. Ticking time-bombs, a runaway bride, impending tsunamis, boyfriends who shift into wolves – or any combination thereof – are all reliable plot devices used to engage readers and keep a story exciting. But what if your heroine is just a regular gal dealing with an average life? Is that a snooze-fest? Or is there a story there? I say there is! Learn how to create fresh, relatable, and riveting tales by infusing small moments with tension, suspense, humor, and romance without resorting to kidnapping plots and catastrophes. It’s all about timing, word choice, and revealing how the character feels in any given situation. Learn how using small yet significant moments can be woven together to create one big, satisfying story.

Tracy is a Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author of romantic comedies including the award winning Bell Harbor and Trillium Bay series. Visit her website by clicking here.