SAGUARO ROMANCE WRITERS
Heating up the desert with romance
Saguaro Romance Writers is the Tucson chapter of the national organization Romance Writers of America. We strive to promote execellence in romantic fiction, help writers move from the hope of being published to the reality of a writing career, and provide continuing support to members.
We invite writers serious about establishing professional careers in romance writing to check us out! You can attend two meetings before membership is required.
You’ll be exposed to authors in our own chapter who are mult-published as well as guest speakers including bestselling authors, editors and agents.
But there’s more!
. Access the expertise of nationally renowned and mult-published authors through informative “table talks” where our published members facilitate discussions about the craft of writing in small, informal groups.
. Be encouraged to finish your book with our Write for the Roses program, with the reward being an opportunity to pitch to an agent or editor.
. Receive information about workshops, online classes, conferences and contests, many of which offer discounted pricess to RWA members.
More Benefits for Members!
. Utilize our Book in a Week program as incentive to sit and write as much as you can the week before each meeting. It’s a great tie-in to Write for the Roses.
. Receive recognition for sales and contest wins. Get much-needed support when an editor or agent doesn’t like you book quite as well as you do.
. Take advantage of our lending library with valuable resources including books, CDs and tapes on the craft of writing.
. Participate in our annual writers’ retreats where we help each other brainstorm ideas. Or you can use the weekend as a getaway to write.
. Access active, local critique groups.
. Get news about the publishing industry, chapter member’s activities and successes, and upcoming events.
We encourage you to attend a meeting to judge for yourself. You’ll have an opportunity to hear some incredible speakers talk about writing, meet other writers and see the support we offer each other. You’ll see how unique we are in that our chapter meetings are actually mini-conferences!
We generally meet the fourth Saturday of the month. For more information please visit our website at http://tucsonrwa.org. You can pay the meeting fee and your membership fee online through PayPal. It’s fast, easy and secure.
Chapter membership; also requires joining National Romance Writers of America whose mission is to advance the professional interest of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. You can read more and join online at http://rwanational.org
Check This Out:
Romance Fiction generated $1.37 billion in sales in 2008
Compare that to:
Religion/Inspirational- $800 million
Mystery- $668 million
Sci Fi/Fantasy- $551 million
Classic Literary Fiction- $446 million
SOME OF OUR SPEAKERS
New York Times bestselling author Vicki Lewis Thompson
Multi-published Harlequin author Roz Denny Fox
USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ashley
New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon
New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak
Literary agents Jessica Faust, Kristin Nelson, Natasha Kern, Susan Ginsburg and Nephele Tempest
Topics have included
The W Plot (Karen Doctor)
Story Boxing (Laura Baker)
The Hero’s Journey (Christina Skye)
Character, Conflict & Pacing (Brenda Joyce)
The Publishing Industry (Jerry Simmons)
Pitching Your Book (Laurie Schnebly Campbell)
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SAGUARO ROMANCE WRITERS