How to Not Write by Laura Drake
A Million Ways Not to Write A Book
Novel writing is very hard stuff. Trying to learn craft while balancing plot, ideas, genre, and market. How anyone finishes a novel amazes me. Sometimes it feels like I’m golfing and juggling . . . at the same time.
We all have our own ways not to write. You know what I … (click to keep reading)
LADY JANE’S SALON® OC
Lady Jane’s Salon OC is coming to
the California Dreamin’ Writers Conference!
Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9-11:00pm
at the Brea Embassy Suites 900 East Birch Street, Brea, CA 92821
We’ll have 2 salons going on at the same time in 2 different rooms–Giza and Tut’s. Feel free to bounce back and forth to … (click to keep reading)
Conference Jitters by Christine Ashworth
Calming Your Conference Jitters
Hi, everyone! Welcome to the wonderful world of the California Dreamin’ Writer’s Conference. Romance writers are the most generous, most giving, most supportive people in the publishing world, so set your expectation right now that you’re going to have a wonderful time at the conference this month.
Whether this is your first, or your tenth-plus conference, there’s always something to get nervous about. So let me tell you a few secrets, hm?
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Preparing for Conference by Debbie Decker
Preparing for the California Dreamin’ Conference!
We’re down to the last few days before conference on Friday and the Conference Committee is hard at work trying to make this the best experience for you. So whether this is your first or hundredth conference, we thought we’d give you a heads up on preparing for this wonderful weekend.
To do before you get to conference!
Look at … (click to keep reading)
Volunteer at #CDWC15 by Teresa Carpenter
4 Reasons to Volunteer at #CDWC15
1) Make a Difference
California Dreamin’ is a collaborative effort of four RWA Chapters. It’s a fantastic event that allows members and other attendees an opportunity to grow through education, networking and advocacy.
The success of an event this size is only as good as its many volunteers. Make a difference by adding … (click to keep reading)
Our Conference Hotel by Jann Audiss
IT’S HERE. After two years of planning the California Dreamin’ 2015 Conference is finally here!!
As the Hotel Chair, I have been working closely with the Embassy Suites Hotel staff to make sure your stay during the conference is enjoyable. The hotel is adjacent to the Brea Mall and Target, in case you forgot to pack any necessities or … (click to keep reading)
Editor Q&A: Liz Pelletier, Entangled Publishing
Liz Pelletier is first and foremost an entrepreneur. Beginning with the belief that authors who write great books should receive a majority of the profits, she created a new business model that bridged the gap between self and traditional publishing and co-founded Entangled, taking it from start-up to a formidable presence in the industry in just three years.
Her out-of-the-box approach garnered a … (click to keep reading)
Editor Q&A: Jill Limber, Boroughs Publishing Group
Jill Limber is a multi-published author and former RWA President. As a child some of Jill’s tales got her in trouble, then, to her delight, she got paid for them.
At the beginning of 2012, Jill entered a new phase of her Romance career when she became an Editor at (click to keep reading)
Agent Q&A: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency
Laura Bradford established the Bradford Literary Agency in 2001. She considers herself an editorial-focused agent and takes a hands-on approach to developing proposals and manuscripts with her authors for the most appropriate markets.
During her own misadventures as a writer, Laura came to understand the importance of having a friendly but critical eye on … (click to keep reading)
Conference Etiquette by Maria Connor
Conference Etiquette a la Rob Lowe
I love attending conferences because of the people. I also hate attending conferences because of the people…well, maybe just one or two people.
The majority of people attending romance writer events are friendly, courteous and professional. They understand the concept of networking and socially acceptable behavior for business events.
In the spirit of Rob Lowe’s DirecTV commercials, I thought I’d showcase … (click to keep reading)