The First Kiss Contest

Send us the scene from your book where your couple first kisses. The scene should convey the emotion and romantic conflict between the characters, sparkle with creative dialogue, description, and characterization, and move the story forward. As one of our authors said, “Good kiss scenes are essentially emotional discoveries. The first kiss brings a new closeness… but also a new set of complications.”

First Kiss Contest now open and accepting entries. Click here for more information.

Call for Conference Workshop Proposals

The NEC-RWA invites you to submit workshop proposals for our next Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference, to be held April 27 – 28, 2012 at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem,MA.

Once again, our conference will feature fabulous speakers, a variety of workshops, individual editor and agent appointments, the Book Fair for Literacy, excellent food, and the opportunity to socialize with authors, friends, and industry professionals.

If you’d like to be part of the 2012 conference, please submit the following form along with an outline of your workshop and a short bio.  Our workshop chair, Hannah Howell, will welcome your proposal at conference_workshops@necrwa.org until October 1, 2011.

The conference fee will be waived for one speaker per workshop.

If you have any questions or want to volunteer to help with the conference, please contact Kate Sohl at conference@necrwa.org

We hope to hear from you!

September Meeting – Unstuck: Stocking Your Author’s Toolkit to Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing

We all have things in our author’s toolkit we use to help us write, but what do we do when we get stuck? This workshop will be centered around ways we can spark our creativity and push past blocks. Charlene Glatkowski will talk about her own “author’s toolkit” and writing process. Pretty much, she often gets stuck and has to find her way out. She’s discovered it helps sometimes to get out of “ye olde” regular groove and try something new. Come to this month’s NEC meeting to try some new tactics for getting unstuck and learn some fun ways to spark your creativity. There’ll be a giveaway too, so you may even win your own author’s toolkit!

Charlene Glatkowski writes young adult and adult fantasy as Lena Goldfinch. Her short-but-sweet romantic fantasy, The Language of Souls, is now available from The Wild Rose Press. You can visit her online at www.LenaGoldfinch.com.

This meeting will be on September 18 at The Old Town Hall in Bedford (directions)

 

August Meeting: Brainstorming Workshop

For the first meeting in our new location, we will be doing a brainstorming workshop based on objects provided by our VP, Mary Reiber.  Bring writing materials and come prepared to have fun.

Don’t forget that we will be meeting on August 21 at the Bedford Town Hall at 10 Mudge Way in Bedford, MA.

 

Welcome to our new web site

We are trying  Wordpress as a platform for our new site.  We hope this will make it easier to keep the information fresh and updated.  Stay tuned for future additions.