September 20, 2020 Meeting – Top Ten Tips for Tightening Tension with Molly O’Keefe

Our September 20th monthly meeting will start with a workshop presented by Molly O’Keefe on Top Ten Tips for Tighter Tension, which will be followed by our monthly chapter business meeting.
Headshot of author Molly O'KeefeWorkshop description: Tension is what keeps pages turning and makes a book of any genre satisfying. The tighter the tension, the more rewarding the ending. Incorporating internal and external tension into your characters and plot at every stage of writing from brainstorming to editing will keep the pages turning and the books selling. In this highly interactive workshop we’ll discuss how to create characters that create tension, how to manage backstory and plot and what are the ten best ways to keep the tension as tight as possible in your manuscript.
The workshop will start on Zoom at 1pm. The Zoom meeting info has also been posted in the NECRWA Facebook Group and the NECRWA chapter forum on RWA. Virtual doors will open at 12:45pm. Please reach out to Alexa Rowan at [email protected] with any questions.

BIO: Molly O’Keefe is the USA Today Bestselling author of over 50 romance novels. She’s won two RITA Awards and four RT Reviewers Choice Awards. She also writes USA Today Bestselling women’s fiction under the name Molly Fader. Her books have been selected book club picks by Women’s Day Magazine and the Brenda Novak book club. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband, two kids and the largest heap of dirty laundry in North America.

Learn more at Molly O’Keefe’s website.

Please note that NECRWA meetings are online.

August 16, 2020 Meeting – WriteFAST! with Siera London

Our August 16th monthly meeting will be in two parts.
Siera London headshotPart 1 will be a Workshop in a Box presented by Siera London on WriteFAST!
Workshop description: A straightforward method to transform your story idea into a first draft FAST!
The pre-recorded workshop will start promptly at 1pm and will be presented on Gotowebinar. Registration information has been posted in the NECRWA Facebook Group and the NECRWA chapter forum on RWA. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please reach out to Alexa Rowan at [email protected] with any questions.

BIO: Siera London is a bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She crafts stories of diverse characters navigating the challenges and triumphs to find lasting love. Intelligence, wit, emotion, drama, and sensual romance are between the covers of every Siera London novel. Siera lives in California with her husband, and a color patch tabby named Frie.

Learn more at Siera London’s official website.

Part 2 will be our monthly chapter business meeting, which will be held on Zoom. The Zoom meeting info has also been posted in the NECRWA Facebook Group and the NECRWA chapter forum on RWA. Again, please reach out to Alexa Rowan at [email protected] with any questions.
Please note that NECRWA meetings are online.

Old Town Hall Bedford Massachusetts

January 19, 2020 Meeting – “Town Hall” on Recent Events and NECRWA’s Future – MEETING IS STILL ON

Old Town Hall Bedford MassachusettsNECRWA’s first meeting of 2020 will be a Town Hall style meeting focusing on recent events within RWA and NECRWA’s future. (No, it will not be summertime like in the lovely photo, alas.)

We will not be voting on taking any actions at this meeting. Rather, NECRWA’s leadership will explain the options available to the organization. We will then seek input from the membership on how to proceed and will answer your questions as best we can. Members, please feel free to send us questions in advance, whether or not you are planning to attend the meeting. The meeting will be accessible electronically to members who are unable to attend in person via a Facebook Live session through the chapter Facebook group. Electronic access will unfortunately not be available to guests. Guests are, however, welcome to attend in person (payment of a $5 guest fee is required).

We hope you will join us on January 19th.