Goodreads Librarian Put Goodreads to Work for You Goodreads is the largest online community of readers in the world. This workshop will empower authors to embrace their Goodreads presence and learn to deal with negativity. Five aspects of Goodreads to be discussed are: strengthening your author profile, interacting with readers, checking your book records, using …

August 25th – DARA workshop! – Put Goodreads to Work for YouRead More »

We will have four authors give a short talk on what their method of plotting is. After the panel, we will work on plotting our own stories. Get help from small groups or the whole room! Let the creativity flow! Speakers: Priya Ardis – Six Stage Story Structure Cindy Dees – Spaghetti Bowl Plotting Gay Kiser – Storyboarding …

May 26th DARA Workshop – Panels, Plotting, & Brainstorming Oh My!Read More »

Delivering Your Pops and Payoffs – Presented by Jaye Wells Good stories don’t happen by accident. To master the art of delivering satisfying tales, writers must learn how to effectively make story promises in Act One as well as how to deliver satisfying payoffs by The End. This class will explore the types of promises you must …

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Presented by Elizabeth Essex Elizabeth Essex’s class will present six techniques for building vivid, memorable characters that jump off the page of your novel and into your readers’ hearts and minds, including visualization, world-building, emotional truth, dialog and rhetorical devices. Elizabeth is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed historical romance, including the Reckless Brides, …

February 24th DARA Workshop – Building Character with Word ChoiceRead More »

The Ins and Outs of Traditional Publishing – Bestselling author Lorraine Heath will discuss various aspects of traditional publishing, including control (what do you control, what do you not), licensing rights, key contract clauses, how earnings are paid out, and how to determine if traditional publishing is right for you. Lorraine Heath always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the …

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Join us on Saturday for our October meeting! Join us for an exciting workshop covering common errors writers make when writing military and police heroes with Kendra Williams, owner of Tactical Writers. She’s bringing Joe (LAST NAME REDACTED), a former Navy SEAL. He’ll take over to discuss basic operations tactics in a war theater, moving …

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Mark your calendars and plan to join us (of course you’ll get reminders closer to the date). Our May meeting will be on the 27th at 11 am at Aqua Fit. We’ll welcome the always-interesting Suzanne Ferrell!! Address: Aqua Fit in Plano. 1400 Summit Ave , Ste D-2, Plano, Tx 75074 You’ve written your book. …

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Our March meeting is Saturday 11-1 at Aqua Fit in Plano. 1400 Summit Ave , Ste D-2, Plano, Tx 75074, Plano, TX 75074 Join us for Audra Lewandowski’s presentation on marketing for authors and lunch at BJ’s afterwwards. MARKETING FOR AUTHORS Yes, Facebook is your friend. There are several key things every author needs to …

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