Friday, June 4, 2021

 Next Meeting:

Sept 17, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.

This is meeting available online and in-person at Freeport Public Library (10 Library Dr, Freeport, ME 04032). See meeting packet for Zoom invitation.

Jeannie Moon – Beyond Stretch Marks and Hot Flashes: Writing the Seasoned Romance

Description:

Romance readers are growing older and so are the heroes and heroines in the genre they love. This workshop will take you through the ins and outs of writing a seasoned romance from the physical realities of age to the subtleties of the older mindset. See how publishers are starting to embrace romances with more mature characters.

Topics covered will include both craft and marketing, so authors can explore issues surrounding age, including:

  • The concept of love being ageless
  • How intimacy between older characters can be sexy and fun
  • The myth of eternal youth (and why we don’t need it)
  • Tropes that work well with seasoned romance
  • How to envision and pitch your book in a changing market
  • Fighting ageism in the industry


Welcome!

Welcome to the official website of the Maine Romance Writers. We are an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting fiction writers. With an emphasis on romance fiction in all genres, our mission is to encourage writers at every point in their journey. Whether you’re newly published, a seasoned writer or looking to publish your debut novel, MRW offers monthly meetings that focus on all aspects of a writer’s journey, from craft to marketing to the business aspects of writing.

Founded in 1996 as a chapter of Romance Writers of America, we stepped out from under their umbrella in 2013, but our goals remain the same—to support and encourage one another in the ever-changing landscape of publication through education and friendship. Whether you choose a traditional path, go with a small press, or publish as an independent or self-published author, we always welcome new members.

Please click here if you’re interested in joining Maine Romance Writers.

 

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Our meetings are generally held on the third Saturday of every month, September through June (no meeting Dec.).

Due to Covid-19 however, we are meeting in person and concurrently live-streaming through Zoom. Please look for updates for meeting locations as well as links to attend virtually on our email loop and FB group.