The New England Chapter of RWA meets the third Sunday of the month (except as noted) from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in the Great Room on the 3rd Floor of the Old Town Hall at 16 South Road, Bedford, MA, 01730. There are no meetings in July and December.
Extra Parking is available at Santander Bank, 94 Great Road, Bedford, MA 01730.
We welcome visitors 18 years or older. There is a $5.00 fee for visitors, payable at the door. And food is always appreciated!
Please Join Us At Our Next Meeting:
The most compelling romances feature characters who have specific, concrete goals, things they want or need to achieve (or things they desperately want to avoid). The same can be said for smart romance authors: successful writers set goals, both for their writing and for the shape of their careers. So, what do you want to accomplish in 2018? Finish a manuscript? Join PRO or PAN? Write 100 words a week? Create a newsletter? Publish 5 books?
No matter what stage of your career you are at, thinking about your goals for both the coming months and for the distant future will bring much-needed focus to your writing, marketing, and publicity efforts. During January’s meeting, we’ll brainstorm about goals for our own writing and for our romance writing careers in 2018, and then set specific, concrete, measurable, and achievable steps we need to take to make those goals happen. For those who are interested, we will set up small accountability groups in which we can share our writing and career goals and encourage our fellow writers to follow through on their own.
|January||New Beginnings with Jackie Horne|
|February||How to Throw a Kink in Your Romantic Arc with Tamsen Parker and Teresa Noelle Roberts|
|March||Get Ready for Conference! with NECRWA Conference Committee|
|April||Lying, Cheating, and Making Love with Pat Barletta|
|May||How to Write Your 101st Book with Judith Arnold|
|June||Pixels to Platform: Marketing for Creative People with Gabriela Pereira|
|August||"You're Such a Tease" with Marianne Rice|
|September||Making Your Newsletter Work For You with Kristen Strassel|
|October||Not Just for Nano|
|November||How to Be Edited with KJ Charles|
2016 meeting topics/presenters:
Feb 18, 2018
Social Media Sidekick: 24 Days of Content Created in 24 Hours with Katana Collins
Mar 18, 2018
Conflict Management Styles and Strategies, For Your Characters and Yourself with Alisha R. Bloom, Esq.
April 15, 2018
May 20, 2018
Lend Me Your Ears: Getting Started in Audiobooks with Amy DeLuca
Jun 24, 2018*
Aug 19, 2018
Can-Do Canva for Writers with Jennifer Hallock
Sep 16, 2018
TBD with Alexis Daria and Robin Lovett
Oct 21, 2018
Nov 18, 2018