Conference Dates: March 27 - 29, 2015

Memorable Love Scenes by Tara Lain

Love Scenes in the Trees? Get Ready for Tara and Louisa!

Hi everyone. I’m Tara Lain and I write the Beautiful Boys of Romance. I’m so excited that I’ll be speaking at California Dreamin’ 2015 along with my friend, Louisa Bacio. We’re going to talk to you about writing love scenes that people won’t skip. By definition, if you write … (click to keep reading)

The Value of Pinterest by Elena Dillon

Why My Pinterest Addiction Is Good for My Writing Career

I have a lot of stuff I should be doing on a daily basis.  I have a writing schedule I need to stick to.  I have a husband, children and a household to run. Everyone says Facebook is a time suck. Not for me. Pinterest is it. The second I get on Pinterest, I am immersed.

I love bright and sparkly. When I get on (click to keep reading)

Law Enforcement Workshop Preview by M.A. Taylor

51iYGgtQKdLHello all, my name is Margaret and I write under M.A. Taylor. I write both fiction (Romantic Suspense/ Mysteries) and non-fiction (How to . . . for  Writers). I was beyond fortunate to work for nearly twenty-four years in a field that I absolutely loved – Law Enforcement.

I mean seriously, where else can you get paid to:

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Panel Preview by Sylvie Fox

I Took the Hits, So You Don’t Have To

In March 2008, I gave up law practice for the final time. My final legal job was in-house corporate counsel negotiating intellectual property contracts. Despite that pedigree, I wasn’t savvy when I negotiated my first agent contract, or my first publishing contracts.

ebookThe excitement of having that agent (and let me tell you, she’s still … (click to keep reading)

Thinking Ahead by HelenKay Dimon

There are times when I pitch a series of connected books to one of my editors. I know going in the plot arc for each book, the characters who will be the hero and heroine in each, and the overriding issues that will be left open from book to book and tied up in that last book in the series.

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What is Conflict? by Susan Meier

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At the conference in March, I’ll be talking about using conflict to drive your story. But do you really know what conflict is?

A while back, I went to a workshop wherein the speaker described conflict as two dogs fighting over one bone.

I walked out scratching my head. If the dogs were a male and a … (click to keep reading)

The California Dreamin' Writers Conference is sponsored by:

East Valley Authors

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Los Angeles Romance Authors

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Orange County RWA

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San Diego RWA

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