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

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

Coming Next:

Aug 16 – Jen FitzGerald, aggregators and ISBNs

Sep 15 – TBA

Oct 20 – TBA

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.

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Join us at 10:00 am for our special Get Published! speaker Chris Keniston, the queen of indie publishing. She’ll be sharing some tips and tricks for indie publishing success.

We’ll be taking a break from speakers with a brainstorming session in place of our regular meeting. A brain collective might help solve that plot problem, provide just the right backstory detail, or offer a multitude of resolutions to a specific issue you’re having.

See you at our regular meeting place, Saturday, July 21st!!