Workshop Schedule Maine Romance Writers
We are meeting on Zoom. Information available in the meeting packet.

2023-24 Workshops

December: Danielle Bannister Monday, Dec. 18 Meeting 6:00-7:00 PM Presentation 7:00-8:00 PM — Planning Your Writing Year Do you struggle with trying to figure out how to meet your writing goals for the year but don’t know where to start? I’ll tell you how I, as a single mom, who works a full-time job with a chronic illness still manage to release four books a year. Get your pencils ready. We’re gonna do some hard-core planning!

No meeting-Write-in 

Terri Brisbin — SATURDAY, Feb. 17 Meeting at 11:00, presentation at 12:00 PM 
HOOKS AND HOW TO USE THEM: A Pantser’s View on Plotting A writer must grab the reader's attention and keep it moving from the first sentence to the last one, through paragraphs, pages, and chapters. If that reader is an editor, hooking them from beginning to end is critical. Terri will review various hooks and plot points and methods of plotting, their importance, and how to use them to strengthen the pacing and structure throughout your book to the last word. (For beginning and experienced writers)

Piper Huguley — Monday March 18 at Meeting at 6, presentation at 7 PM —
Topic TBA

Gail Carrige — April 15th (Monday) at 7pm via Zoom! —
Failure is Just a Data Point Using data analysis on yourself and your author career. Tracking website, newsletter, social media, and sales to understand what is happening and why and what to do when something goes wrong. How to change your mentality and see failure as guide to positive change. What systems can you set up to track your own career and make informed decisions for the future? How to spend your time and money more wisely.

May: No meeting -Retreat

Meg Kassel- Write faster with dictation! We'll break down how to dictate to maximize your word count and make the words fly from start to finish, including shortcuts for speedy edits.