Upcoming Workshops

November - focus on the membership

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Presenter: 

Everyone in attendance

Location: 

Comfort Suites Elm Hill

2521 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN

Date:

Nov 16, 2019

Time:

10:00am


The November meeting will be a two-part meeting, held for the purpose of shining the spotlight on every member of MCRW. The first hour will consist a longer business meeting, a portion of which will be conducted as a round-table discussion, to help ensure success for the chapter in the coming year(s). Topics to be discussed are those such as chapter goals, both short term and long term, programming, outreach, finances, promotion of MCRW, etc. The second hour of the meeting will then turn to direct member feedback and critique done on anonymous submissions. Attendees are encouraged to submit two opening pages of their current work (or up to a two-page synopsis or a query/blurb). Pages will then be read out loud by a moderator, and attendees will provide constructive criticism—all of which should be given in a positive and encouraging way.


NOTE: For the second half of the program, after a submission is read out loud, if the author wishes to share that it’s their work, they’re allowed to do so. Otherwise, pages will remain anonymous. 

Pages should be submitted to Kim at kim@kimlaw.com BEFORE Nov 13. 

December - Annual Christmas Party

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Come Celebrate the Holidays!


Location: 

Comfort Suites Elm Hill

2521 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN

Date:

Dec 14, 2019

Time:

10:00am


Join us for our annual Christmas Party! This year it's Blind Date with a Book combined with the naughty Dirty Santa twist. Attendees should bring a wrapped book - fiction, non-fiction, craft, etc... - and make sure the genre/subgenre is clear on the wrapping.  Guests will pick a book and the Dirty Santa game will commence!


This is a pot luck event and a sign up sheet will go out a few weeks before.

January 2020 - There's No Wrong Way To Write

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Presenters:

Kim Law, Angela Britnell, and Terri Osburn

Location:

Comfort Suites Elm Hill

2521 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN

Date: 

Jan 18, 2020

Time:

10:00am

  

There are many paths to writing a book but finding the process that works for you can be the ultimate challenge. Even after you've written multiple books, what worked before may not anymore. In the end, there's no wrong way to write a book and we're going to present three different perspectives to prove it. A plotter, a pantser, and a plantser will share their methods and madness on how they get from page one to The End. For anyone struggling to find their process or in doubts about how they approach a manuscript, come hear how these multi-published authors do it and find inspiration or solace for your own journey. Panelists include Kim Law, Angela Britnell, and Terri Osburn. 


Presenter Bios:  

Terri Osburn writes contemporary romance with heart, hope, and lots of humor. After landing on the bestseller lists with her Anchor Island Series, she moved on to the Ardent Springs series, which earned her a Book Buyers Best award in 2016. Her new Shooting Stars series is set against the glittering and gritty world of the Nashville country music scene. Terri’s work has been translated into five languages, and has sold more than a million copies worldwide. She resides in middle Tennessee with her college-student daughter, four frisky felines, and two high-maintenance terrier mixes. Learn more about this author and her books at www.terriosburn.com.

 

Angela Britnell grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee to visit family and friends, drink tea and eat far too many Cornish pasties! A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she's visited or lived on her extensive travels. Thanks to over three decades of marriage to her wonderful American husband she's a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, the Romance Writers of America and the Music City Romance Writers. Her first novel ‘Truth and Consequence’ was published in 2006 and she’s now had over 25 novels published internationally and several short stories in women’s magazines. If you'd like to find out more of what Angela gets up to (Advance warning: this may include references to wine, dark chocolate, Poldark and the hunky Aidan Turner) check out www.angelabritnellromance.com 


As a child, award-winning author Kim Law cultivated a love for chocolate, anything purple, and creative writing. She penned her debut work, "The Gigantic Talking Raisin," in the sixth grade and got hooked on the delights of creating stories. Before settling into the writing life, however, she earned a college degree in mathematics and worked as a computer programmer. Now she's pursuing her lifelong dream of writing romance novels. She has won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award, has been a finalist for the prestigious RWA RITA Award, and has served in varied positions for her local RWA chapter. A native of Kentucky, Kim lives with her husband and an assortment of animals in Middle Tennessee. Visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kimlawauthor, her website at www.kimlaw.com, or find her on twitter @kim_law.