Coming June 3rd…Keeping It Fresh

Romance Writers chat topic for June 3 Keeping It Fresh

Writing kissing and sex scenes over and over has the potential to become stale or boring. How many different ways can you say, “They kissed”? What do you do when you’ve used the words “lips,” “tongues,” and “mouths” too many times in the same scene? Have you ever used the phrase, “Their tongues battled for dominance”? And really, how often do your characters need to “look” at each other? Let’s talk about how to keep it fresh in your relationship–with words–and how to get through those sexy scenes without repeating the same old words and phrases. Join us Sunday, June 3rd, at 7pm EST/4pm PST.

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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 Jan. 7th…Author’s Low Point

RWchat 1-7-18In three act structure, the character goes on a journey from inciting incident to midpoint to climax. Action rises and falls. At the end, if it’s a romance, there’s a happily-ever-after. For authors, we take our own journey, from the inception of an idea, to the execution of said idea, to—hopefully—publishing this idea in the form of a polished and complete story. For this chat, we’ll take a look at the overall journey, and focus specifically on the author’s low point, when self-doubt kicks in, all seems lost, and you wonder, “What if it’s a bad book?” Join us Sunday, January 7th, 7pmET/4pmPT.

Coming Dec. 31st…Shaping 2018

romance writer chat topic shaping 2018The arrival of a new year always kicks off discussions about change and goals. This week, we’re not going to talk about goals plural. We’re just going to talk about one. We’ll be breaking down The One Thing you want to accomplish in your writing career in 2018, and how to make sure it happens. Join us December 31st at 4pm PT | 7pm ET to get laser focused on a successful new year.

Coming Dec. 17th…Happily-Ever-Afters

RWchat 12-17-17You’ve done the work. You’ve got rich, layered characters with flaws and pasts. You’ve got an interesting world that pulls the reader in. Your black moment has made the main characters doubt they’ll ever be happy again. But now it’s time to give your characters (and your readers) the ending they deserve. How do you make sure your payout packs all the punch it possibly can, and leaves your readers feeling satisfied and optimistic? Let’s talk about it on December 17th at 4pm PT | 7pm ET.

Coming Dec. 10th…Depression and Writing

romance writer chat topic depression and writingMost people experience some form of depression in their lives, to varying degrees. For some, it’s a period of self-doubt and hopelessness. For others, it’s a debilitating state of mind that inhibits every aspect of their life. And there are many levels in between. In any form, depression impacts our writing—what we write, how we write it, our productivity and our ability to pursue the business of publishing. Come chat with us about how depression may have impacted your writing life and career, Sunday, December 10th, 4pm PT / 7pm ET.