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Wednesday, October 2

Learn the Keys to Writing Powerful Fiction from the Best Storytellers in The Field

By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

Have you heard about the Romance Writers Summit? It’s like attending an amazing writer’s conference without ever leaving your house. Kris Kennedy has brought together quite the collection of authors, editors, screenwriters, and even game writers, and sat down with every one of them to ask questions writers want answers to.

It might say “Romance Summit” on the door, but these sessions offer writers of all genres advice they can use.

Over twenty speakers will share their knowledge and expertise with interviews and sessions filled with helpful advice.

One of them is me! I had an info-packed interview session with Kris on Writing Opening Scenes that Grab the Reader. And for you pantsers out there…you’ll also find the always amazing Jami Gold sharing her Romance by The Beats workshop (and the full list of speakers is fantastic, so check it out). You’ll also hear from:
  • Internationally best-selling author Brad Parks on Adding Thrills & Suspense & Tension
  • The “won just about every science fiction and fantasy award they offer” Rebecca Roanhorse on Character- and World-Building
  • NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Marie Force on Writing Series
That’s only five of the twenty-two speakers at this thing. And did I mention you don’t even have to leave the house? And if you register now, you also get this extra free goodie: A mini-ebook covering three vital keys to crafting powerful, page-turning, fan-building romance fiction.

A Conference in My PJs Sounds Good. How Does it Work?


The Summit runs Monday October 14 - Friday October 18. Every day, a set of videos goes live at midnight (Eastern) for 24 hours. Log in anytime during the next 24 hours to watch that day's videos. Next day, a different set of Expert Interviews goes live. Repeat, through Friday. Once registered, you'll receive email reminders each day.

Easy peasy, right? RWS host Kris Kennedy will also pop in intermittently and answer questions about the topics covered in the interviews and workshops.

Here’s the full line-up if you’re still not convinced:
  • Rebecca Roanhorse (Character- and World-Building)
  • Brad Parks (Adding Thrills & Suspense & Tension)
  • Kristina Stanley (Self-editing)
  • Marie Force (Writing Series)
  • Justin Sloan (Storytelling in Video Game Writing)
  • Mary Buckham (Roadblocks that Keep Writers from Plotting)
  • Rebecca Monterusso (Characterization)
  • Farrah Rochon (Crafting Memorable Characters)
  • Eliza Knight (Keys to Romance Fiction)
  • Marilyn Brant (Pride & Prejudice By The Beats)
  • Sacha Black (Crafting the Perfect Villain)
  • Jennifer Ashley (Writing In Multiple Genres)
  • Jami Gold (Romance By The Beats)
  • Melissa Blue (Crafting the Alpha)
  • Darcy Burke & Erica Ridley (Romance Tropes)
  • JoEllen Nordstrom & Kristin McTiernan (Pacing)
  • Kira Ming (Story from a Non-Fiction Perspective)
  • Janice Hardy (How to Write Openings That Grab The Reader)
  • Naomi Beaty (Break Down Your Novel by The Beats & Adapting Your Novel To a Screenplay)
  • Jess Michaels (Passion, Sex, & Love in Romance Novels)
  • Cecelia Mecca (How To Go from Pantsing To Plotting)
  • Angela James (Navigating the Editorial Relationship)
You'd need over a week at least to get this much information at an in-person conference. Kris Kennedy packs it all into just 16 hours of videos.

Sounds Amazing, but I Need More Time to See All That. Can I Watch Them at My Own Pace?


Yes you can. I get it. The Romance Writers Summit has over 16 HOURS of high-quality expert insights and guidance to craft powerful fiction, which is a lot to absorb in one week. You might want to spread that out and have the ability to return to the sessions that resonated with you the most.

So, for those who prefer to watch what you want when you want it, your best bet is to purchase the All Access Pass. For just $49, you can get ongoing, unlimited access to over 20 videos and a special Bonus Package of writer resources, just as a little thank you. Buy hey…the price goes up after the Summit launches, so now is the best time to grab your Pass.

Wait, Did You Say Bonuses? I Love Bonuses!


Me, too! Besides a lifetime access to amazing videos, if you purchase the All Access Pass, you'll get a package of over 25 amazing bonuses.

From cheatsheets to workbooks, craft books, and discounts on online software and courses, it's an unbeatable value. Check out this list of goodies (And let me remind you, they’re all FREE with the purchase of the All Access Pass for just $49). Here’s a taste:
  • Alexa Bigwarfe’s Building Your Author Platform program for FREE. *Regular price: $297
  • PDF worksheet from screenwriter & coach Naomi Beaty. Use it to help nail down the essential core of your story. Use it to plot, revise...& pitch!
  • Kris Kennedy’s list of romance tropes and set-ups. It's not every trope that ever existed, but it's a starter guide. Use it to inspire ideas & focus your storytelling on the things readers want to read!
  • $50 Discount on ‘Idea to Outline’ Screenwriting Course
  • 20% Discount on Fictionary Software: Import your manuscript and get powerful visuals of your story’s arc + 12 additional insights to improve your story like never before.
  • Get Mary Buckham & Dianna Love's nonfiction book, Break Into Fiction: 11 Steps to Building a Story that Sells.
  • 100% Discount on Productivity Course--free access to Mary Buckham's "Secrets To Productivity" course.
  • A fast, simple checklist of marketing ideas for authors from nonfiction editor Kira Ming.
  • Rebecca Monterusso's PDF guide on how studying masterworks can improve your writing.
  • 18% Discount on First Editing's online editing course: Every scene has make your story different (in plot, character, &/or romance). Use Kris Kennedy's simple, two-step guide to ensure every scene in your story matters.
  • Janice Hardy's Fixing Your Character & Point of View Problems, a combo book-doctor-story-editor full-length book that’s a comprehensive guide on how to identify & repair problems with character & point of view.
  • 10% Discount on 'Before You Hit Send' Online Course
  • Sacha Black's '13 Steps To Evil' Workbook. An awesome guide for crafting the character she says matters most in your story: your villain.
And that's not even all of them.

This will be a terrific Summit, so even if you want to pass on the All Access Pass and the Goodies, still sign up and watch the sessions that appeal to you. I’ll be checking this one out myself, and hope to “see” you there.

Head on over to register for this FREE summit now and get THREE KEYS TO POWERFUL ROMANCE FICTION as an added bonus. This mini-ebook covers three vital keys to crafting powerful, page-turning, fan-building romance fiction.

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