Meetings - previous years topics
Process. Round table discussion on how we come up with our ideas and get them on paper. Each person’s go will be timed.
Troubleshooting. This will be a round table discussion for people who have questions or troubles. Each person’s go will be timed in order for everyone to have a turn.
Bethany Clarke will be coming to talk about PR and marketing.
Fact or Fiction - Example: two members who write the same era but books are completely different from one another.
July 20 -
Pitches, Queries and tag lines with Bronwyn.
NO MEETING due to close proximity with RWA National Conference.
Setting the Scene with Elizabeth Rolls
Working with edits – Some authors will bring examples of edits from their editors to show how the process works.
The psychology of memory and how writers use it – Lynn
Followed by special meeting – Administration of SARA
Writing accurate engaging fight scenes - Khlöe Wren
How to keep going when the shit hits the fan, and when it's okay to pull the pin – Trish
Writing sex scenes with emotion – Round table chaired by Bron
Plotting, pacing, and beat sheets including Goal, Motivation and Conflict – Kathy
Before or after June meeting, Leesa to demonstrate Facebook tips and tricks
Synopsis / Blurb or Pitch practice with published authors in panels – Maggie to organise groups
August 12 (2nd instead of 3rd Wednesday of the month)
Grant applications – Sarah and Katie
Intellectual discussion about romance writing – Amy
Useful websites / online resources – Em
Maggie Mundy - Synopsis/outline
Danielle Sevenwaters, Khloe Wren & Victoria Purman -Scrivener
Trish Morey - Great Beginnings
Elizabeth Rolls - Dialogue
Kyoko Church - Backstory weaving and info dumps – participants bring examples
Elizabeth Rolls - Sagging Middles
Khloe Wren - Brainstorming problems (member issues chosen by lottery)
Amy T. Matthews - Point of View (POV)
Kathy - Body Language
***note change in date**
Our achievements end of year bash
Ella Audrey - Enneagrams
Lilliana Rose - Beating Your Baddies into Shape
Claire Baxter - Short Stories
Khloe Wren - Sex/Sensuality
Media with Victoria Purman
Roundtable: What to expect after you're published / Career planning
Pitches; Synopsis Writing
*note that this is the 1st Wednesday of the month*
quick debrief of conference / First pages - bring in first page (250 words)
Online Resources - Emmeline Lock and Eleni Konstantine
*SARA administration group discussion* - open to first timers but be aware that we will be talking about the group structure.
Emotional cycles - Kathy
Beginnings – Claire
Structural Editing – Amy (April)
Subgenres - short presentations & discussion in groups
Time management & motivation – round table – Lynn
Read book & discuss
Pitching Practical Session
Attraction & conflict journey - Amy
Dialogue – overt, subtext and difference between men & women
February: Round Table discussion - Q&A
March: The 14 senses
April: Research with Elizabeth Rolls
May: Back story weaving with Trish Morey
June: Synopsis/QLS with Lilliana and Maggie
July: *Special Meeting* on the 13th
with Guest David Griggs
Regular meeting: Practicing pitches
August: Conference Debrief with Lynn and Amy
September: Beginnings with Claire Baxter
October: Blogs and Websites with Emily and Helen
November: Secondary characters (round table discussion)
February - First Kiss; Discussion on Roadshow
March - Opening lines across genres / own work
April – Roadshow planning & general discussion
May – Working out your market
June - Body Language
July – Online presence...does it matter?
August – Conference debrief
September – Creative Writing unit (Tess)
October – A Plotter? A Pantser? Or Both?
November – **change of topic:** Endings