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

**due to communication/information issues this was presented as September’s program–it is in fact October’s**

Audio Books: Bringing Your Books to Life

 

Presented by Kylie Stewart

 

Bring your books to life by putting them into audio format! Demand for audio books is growing. In this class we will look at the options you will have as a rights holder, different platforms you can utilize as a rights holder, and how to choose the right voices for your books. We will also look at pricing, what to do if you want to read your own book, and a few audio engineering platforms you can use right now.

Kylie Stewart has been writing short stories and books all her life. A native of Hammond, New York, Kylie grew up on the St. Lawrence River dreaming of big things. She has a Master’s of Science in Equine Business from Middle Tennessee State University, which is why there are so many horses in her books. After working in the Kentucky Race Horse Industry, she moved back to Tennessee to pursue writing.
Kylie is also an audio narrator who has read for over 100 titles and is an APA member.
Kylie was influenced by her Scottish heritage to become an independent British history buff. She has a small library dedicated to Tudor history and is a lover of the Arthurian legends. She also has an intense love of the supernatural, theological, paranormal, and mythological worlds. She is a member of RWA.
Kylie lives in Dallas, TX with her husband and fellow voice actor Eric Rolon, and their two cats, Asuka and Haru.

Get Published! with NTRWA this year

GetPublished! Mini-Programs have included:

Feb 17 – Cindy Dees, story structure and how to drop in the “big” story points

Mar 17 – Chrissy Szarek, self editing

Apr 21 – Angi Morgan, making scenery a character

May 19 – Chelsea Mueller, EU/GDPR regulations

Jun 16 – Clover Autrey, writing author bios

Jul 21 – Chris Keniston, indie publishing is a business

Aug 16 – Jen FitzGerald, aggregators and ISBNs

Sep 15 – Fenley Grant, mastering the contest circuit

Oct 20 – Cindy Dees, submitting to a publisher

Join us Saturday, August 18th when Dan Greenig speaks to us about Hacking for Romance Writers

Social Engineering (hacking people)
Fun social engineering stories/examples. Phishing, uniforms, phone calls, etc.

Physical Hacking
Breaking into buildings, picking locks, getting through tamper resistant seals, etc.

Realistic Technology
What’s possible, what’s not? Resources for realism.

For each of the above, we’ll talk about specific plots and subplots that could be potentially employed. Sources for ideas and education will be explored in the context of writing and romance writing.

 

Dan Greenig: The best word to describe Daniel Greenig might be eclectic. His interests are so broad that he has yet to meet a person with whom he has nothing in common. He has donned many hats in his brief 51 years of existence: care-giver, wanderer, writer, butcher, missionary, chef, sailor, triathlete, husband, gardener, carpenter, salesman, father, financial analyst, hacker and IT professional.
Born in California and raised in Heaven (Montana), his residences have included many of the United States as well as a few European countries. He now resides in Northern Texas with six redheads and a couple of normal heads—his wife and seven children.