Meetings

The Basics

When?

3rd Saturday of each month
No meeting in November (Thanksgiving).
Meet the 2nd Saturday in December for our Holiday Party.

Where?

La Hacienda Ranch (Click for map)
5251 Hwy 121
Grapevine/Colleyville, Texas

Times?

10 am -- Doors Open

10-10:30 -- Get Published! Workshop
Open to all but tailored for the not-yet-published

10:45 am --  Meeting Begins

11 am -- Speaker

Noon(ish) -- Business meeting and optional lunch (most stay for lunch, but duck out if you need to)

2018 Meetings

Jan 20

Planning Your Career with Sara Megibow of KT Literacy Agency

Feb 17

Swiss Army Writer: Diversification through Screenwriting with Daniel Wells

March 17 -- Anniversary Celebration

Newsletters and Convertible Communication with Andra Dunn

April 21

Synopsis Writing & Pitching with Candace Havens

May 19

Psychic Melanie Jade

June 16

Managing Resources with Emily McKay

July 21

Informal meeting before heading off to RWA Nationals (no speaker)

Aug 18

Speaker TBA

Sept 15

Attorney, Judge & Former FBI Agent Holly Fox

Oct 20

Narrators with Kylie Stewart of The Campbell Agency

Dec 8

Holiday Party

Come visit us at one of these upcoming meetings

The Book Map, designed by Candace Havens, is an easy way to organize your book thoughts into a cohesive synopsis that shows character development as well as story beats. The Book Map will also help you write your blurb as well as figure out that high concept twist of your book. That information makes it easier to pitch and submit your manuscript.

Get Published! with NTRWA this year

If you’re a member of NT, chances are your professional goals are to be published, and our 2018 flagship program, Get Published!, aims to help you get there.

Starting in February, each meeting will begin with a half-hour “mini-class” intended to share some of the basics of writing, editing, and the romance publishing business. Speakers will be our own published authors. Here’s a preview of the next few month’s discussions.

  • April 21 – Angi Morgan, making scenery a character
  • March 17 – Chrissy Szarek, self editing
  • Feb 17 – Cindy Dees, story structure and how to drop in the “big” story points

The mini-classes are open to everyone, but if you’d like to join the Get Published! program to work with a mentor (and more), contact NT president Audra to sign up.

Email Marketing

Happy Anniversary!

Join us on March 17 as we celebrate 35  years of serving the romance authors of North Texas!

We will meet at our regular time and place. (La Hacienda Ranch restaurant on Hwy 121 between Hall-Johnson and Glade Road in Grapevine/Colleyville. Doors open at 10 am.) But we have some special surprises and treats!

Effective Email Marketing with Andra Dunn

Writers have to be media machines, query conquerors, and storytelling experts. We have to rub elbows and write hundreds of thousands of words a year. As the demands asked of the average writer grow, so does our frustration with the industry.

There are rumors going around that email is dead. But that is far from the truth. Effective Email Marketing is alive and well. There is a fine line to being effective and staying engaged with your audience and being considered spam. Let’s discuss how you can use email to maintain a connection with your fans and continue to drive web traffic and sales through an effective email marketing strategy.

About Andra

Andra Dunn has long held a passion for utilizing technology to drive marketing and communications efforts. In the ever-changing world of digital marketing, Andra has spent the past fifteen years refining her industry knowledge and applying her expertise in helping small businesses and non-profits tell their stories and effectively engage their audiences. With her comprehensive understanding of what works best for reaching the intended market, Andra is committed to making sure her clients have a thorough understanding of the process. She is equally instrumental in working alongside each client so that they acquire the knowledge to independently manage their electronic and social media platforms.

Convertible Communications Consulting helps businesses deploy effective digital marketing and communications strategies by defining goals, developing a comprehensive plan, and then executing digital campaigns to achieve success. Services offered include marketing consulting, strategy development, set-up and management of social media tools, email marketing, and training/coaching on social media best practices. www.convertible- communications.com