Coming Jan. 28th… Making A Marketing Plan

Romance Writer chat topic January 28 Making a Marketing Plan

Love it or hate it, marketing isn’t something you can wing—not if you want it to be successful. Before diving into the specifics of any individual platform, the first thing you need is a plan. When done right, your overall marketing goal weaves together frequency and different types of platform content to create a comprehensive blanket that is thoughtful and timely. Join us Sunday, January 28th 4pm PT / 7pm ET and dive into making a marketing plan that helps take the mystery (and maybe the misery!) out of marketing your books and your brand.

Coming Jan. 21st… Dialogue

Romance Writer chat topic January 21 Dialogue

How our characters speak says a lot about who they are and what kind of romance the book will be. But finding the right voice and making each character’s word flow unique while keeping it believable and interesting is a tangle of intricacy. Come find out how other writers make their dialogue gripping and not a snoozeville of “hey, how are you?” This Sunday 4pm PT / 7pm ET.

Coming Jan. 14th… Your Meet Cutes

Romance Writer chat topic January 14 Meet Cute

Love at first sight is sometimes how it works out, but not always. The meet cute of our lovers’ first encounter makes a big difference in hooking your reader. But coming up with gripping ideas every time isn’t easy. How do you make you meet cute’s stand out and fill them with enough excitement to spark a romance that propels an entire novel? Come share with us Sunday 4pm PT / 7pm ET

Coming Aug. 13th… Writing Strong Settings

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Graphic by Alexis Daria

A romance is a romance no matter where is takes place, right? It’s timeless. So does setting really matter? Without a doubt, yes. Where and when a novel takes place is vital to the plot and characters. Setting can create tension, add wonder and even serve as a character in the story. It can supports a novel, makes it richer and unforgettable.

Come chat about how you do your settings and learn how others do it too. Sunday 4pm PT / 7pm ET.

 

 

Coming July 2nd… The “Starving Artist” and Other Damaging Creative Myths

Graphic by Alexis Daria

We studied those “Starving Artists” in school. Those creative types lauded for making self-sacrifices and mining their depression for the sake of their art. But this leads to a damaging stereotype: we’re not great creative minds unless we’re shrouded in misery. No. We can use our life struggles to help us write, but suffering is a not a requirement to write good books.

Come chat with us about how you combat artistic stereotypes. Sunday 4pm PT/ 7pm ET.

See you then!

Coming June 25th… Heroes & Heroines

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Graphic by Alexis Daria

Our main characters are tricky to create. What kind of people they are – whether they follow a trope or not – they’re the foundation of the romance. How the plot and the relationship develops is entirely dependent on who they are. Come chat with us about how you make decisions about who your MCs will be.

Next Sunday 4pm PT/ 7pm ET.

~Robin Lovett

Balancing the External Plot: Take the Lead

romance writers chat graphic what do they do besides kissThis week on #RWchat, we’re discussing the non-romance plots in our romance novels. In other words, what do the characters do other than kiss? Yesterday we heard from C.L. Polk about Witchmark. Today, Alexis Daria talks about the external plot in her upcoming debut, Take the Lead.

 

How did you come up with the non-romance plot?

I’m a huge fan of Dancing with the Stars, and I was originally inspired by some of the stories they tell through their dances. I made a list of routines like the one in the video below, with the intention of using them as writing prompts.

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