Prior Years' Meeting Topics and Presenters

2020 meeting topics/presenters:

Date Topic
January "Town Hall" re: Recent Events and NECRWA's Future
February Taoist's Guide to Staying Sane in Writing Business with Jeffe Kennedy
March Copyedits and Revisions Head-On with Isabel Ngo
April Online Promotion for Introverts with Bree Bridges
May Character Archetypes with Anju Gattani
June Your Character's Job with Rose Lerner
July "Workshop" Your WIP
August WriteFAST! with Siera London
September Top Ten Tips for Tightening Tension by Molly O'Keefe
October Five SEO Wins for Authors with Sarah Cassell
November Before You Quit: Minimizing Anxiety and Maximizing Joy in Your Writing with Olivia Dade
December No meeting

2019 meeting topics/presenters:

Date Topic
January Goal Setting [canceled due to weather]
February Author At Large: Face-to-Face Marketing for Fairs, Expos, and Conferences with Satin Russell
March How the RITA Awards Have Shaped Romancelandia with Corrina Lawson
April How to Meet Your Biggest Writing Goals with Sarra Cannon
May History Ever After: Fabricated Historical Chronotopes in Romance Genre Fiction with Jennifer Hallock
June The Power of Author Collaboration: Working Together to Increase Discoverability in Niche Genres with TB Markinson
July No meeting
August Estate Planning for Authors with M.L. Buchman
September Screenwriting for Book Authors with J.A.Rock/Jill Smith
October Love Songs and Snapshots: What Romance Authors Can Learn From a Musician with Paul Pitman
November Sally meets Harry: Creating Memorable Rom-Coms from the Ground Up with Farah Heron
December No meeting

2018 meeting topics/presenters:

Date Topic
January Setting Goals
February Social Media Sidekick: 24 Days of Content Created in 24 Hours with Katana Collins
March Negotiate Your Way To An HEA: Intensify Your Novel's Conflict Using Negotiation Archetypes with Alisha R. Bloom, Esq.
April Writing Sex That Will Grab Your Readers with Intent and Emotion with Tamsen Parker
May Lend Me Your Ears: Getting Started in Audiobooks with Amy DeLuca
June Craft & Business Working Groups
July No meeting
August Can-Do Canva for Writers with Jennifer Hallock
September Using the 4-D Wheel to Build Character Conflict with Sionna Fox
October "Markicity" (Marketing + Publicity) 101 webinar by Jessie Edwards
November Beyond the 'Zon with Alexis Anne
December No meeting

2017 meeting topics/presenters:

Date Topic
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
July No meeting
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
December No meeting

2016 meeting topics/presenters:

Date Topic
January How Deep Can You Go? Deep POV with Barbara Wallace
February Group Critique session
March Researching Micro-History: The Convincing Details of Daily Life with Jennifer Hallock
April Why and How You Should Market to Public Libraries with Cynthia Johnson
May Learn about Instafreebie
June Brainstorming session
July No meeting
August Storyboarding for Revisions with Megan Ryder
September Self-Publishing Made Free and Easy: Spotlight on Pronoun with Megan Frampton
October You Are Your Own Hero: Using Goal, Motivation and Conflict to Plan and Execute Your Career with Dee Davis
November A Dom Is Not a Stalker in Leather with Cecilia Tan
December No meeting