If you weren’t able to catch last Sunday’s chat on the fear of missing out, RWchat co-host C.L. Polk created a Storify highlight reel. We talked about the networking, social media, and publishing options authors might worry they’re missing out on, along with the big money things that might keep us up at night, and the genres we wish we had time to expand into. If you missed it, check out the link! And remember, you don’t have to do everything.
Month: July 2017
Coming July 30th… FOMO
The urge to do it all can be stressful and tiring. In truth, we don’t have time to do everything, and sometimes what we’re not doing can haunt us when we’re not seeing the results we’d like to see. Worrying about what we’re missing out on is normal, and in this chat we’ll talk about those worries to see if they’re real, or just fear-based. Maybe the thing you’re worried about doing isn’t really right for you anyway!
Come chat with us about the fear of missing out. Sunday 7pm ET/4pm PT.
See you then!
#RWChat at RWA!
The RWA national conference is in Orlando, FL, next week! From Wednesday, July 26th—Saturday, July 29th, a lot of #RWChat members will be there. Alexis Daria and Robin Lovett will be there, too. We’ve got FOUR #RWChat get-togethers planned so we can meet up and support each other. Big writing conferences can be exciting, yet daunting, experiences, so let’s help each other stay connected, inspired, and energized.
(For those of you who haven’t heard of the Romance Writers of America national conference, here’s the link if you’re interested in checking it out for next year.)
WEDNESDAY July 26th 8:00 P.M. Hang out! Come get your #RWChat BUTTON! We’ll be handing them out so we all know who our #RWChat friends are the whole conference. Location TBD—check Twitter! We’ll be in one of the restaurants/bars at the conference hotel.
THURSDAY July 27th 8:00 A.M. Wake up! Our first ever LIVE in-person #RWChat session. We’ll discuss how we set goals for the conference and how to stay focused and flexible when there’s so much to do. (Don’t worry, we’ll finish by 8:25 A.M.—in time for the 8:30 A.M. sessions to begin!) Location: Room Oceanic 4
FRIDAY July 28th 3:15 P.M. Check-in! We’ll meet and do a LIVE chat to assess how our conference goals are going so far and what plans we’d like to make for the final day. Location: Room Oceanic 4
SATURDAY July 29th 12:30 P.M. Wrap-up! We’ll chat about how to take everything you’ve learned at the conference and apply it at home. Location: Room Northern Hemisphere Salon E1
For those of you who will be there, we can’t wait to see you. For those of you staying home, we’ll be tweeting as much as we can to share it with you, and we’ll try to stream some of the live sessions. 🙂 Keep an eye on the RWchat Twitter and Facebook accounts!
Coming July 23rd… Community!
Next week we’re going to celebrate the awesome community that is you, #RWChat-ters! Come chat about the dependable support and empowerment in our creative community.
See you next Sunday 4pm PT/ 7pm ET!
ICYMI: Summer Goals Storify
If you weren’t able to catch last Sunday’s chat on summer goals, RWchat co-host C.L. Polk created a Storify highlight reel. Since we’re past the halfway point in the year, participants checked in on whether they’re 50% of the way through their yearly goals, if they need to reassess (“Is this goal still right for me & my career path?”) or course correct (“I’m still aiming for this goal but I have to get back on track.”), and if it’s easier or more difficult to meet goals during the summer.
Join us for the next chat on Sunday, July 16th, where we’ll talk about selling your book!
Coming July 16th… Selling Your Book
Writing the book can be hard, but sometimes hardest part is what comes after: selling it.
How do we entice readers / editors / agents to buy our books? How do we pitch our books in person with a pitch, a blurb or a query? And how do we make sure the openings of our books are enticing enough to hook readers into the whole thing?
Join us to talk about it next Sunday 4pm PT / 7pm ET!
ICYMI: “Starving Artist” & Other Damaging Creative Myths Storify
If you weren’t able to catch last Sunday’s chat on damaging creative myths, RWchat co-host C.L. Polk created a Storify highlight reel. During the chat, we talked about creative myths like the “starving artist,” the “rich writer” (we’re looking at you Richard Castle and Carrie Bradshaw), and “selling out.”
Join us for the next chat on July 9th, where we’ll talk about summer goals!
Coming July 9th . . . Summer Goals
How’s the year going so far? A lot has happened this spring and so far this summer. Come chat with us about your successes and your struggles. We’ll check in with our expectations for the year and reassess our goals for the rest of 2017.
Join us Sunday 4pm PT/ 7pm ET on #RWChat.
ICYMI: Heroes and Heroines Storify
If you weren’t able to catch last Sunday’s chat on main characters, RWchat co-host C.L. Polk created a Storify highlight reel. During the chat, we talked about our favorite character archetypes, developing backstory, and choosing names for our characters.
Make sure you also check out LaQuette’s guest post on selecting names that speak to the heart of your characters.