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I’m so sorry I haven’t posted this before now! The wonderful S.S. Jaxon gathered a list of all the #notRWA17 threads several days ago, but I was too distracted by a novella-in-progress to put the links on my blog right away. At long last, though, here they are!
Thank you again to all the presenters (and giveaway authors, commenters, and lurkers) who made our virtual conference so special. ♥
Wednesday, July 26th:
No Dukes Allowed: Writing Unusual Historical Romances (Sandra Schwab)
Writing Tips from Soaps & Bollywood (Suleikha Snyder)
Demystifying Reviews (Ana Coqui)
Are Two Heads Better Than One? Tips on Working Collaboratively (Racheline Maltese)
Super Series Plotting: How to Plan a Series & When to Let the Plan Go (Michelle Boule)
Beyond Big Bang Theory: Writing Realistic STEM Characters (Abby Ryan)
Thursday, July 27th:
Dark Art of the Blurb (Ainslie Paton)
Beyond Alpha: Writing Heroes Who Break the Mold (Emma Barry)
The Virtual Artist’s Toolkit—Tips & Tricks for Effective Description (Erin Satie)
Preserving Romance at the Browne Popular Culture Library (Steve Ammidown)
True North: Character Development in Romance (Mia Hopkins)
10 Tips to Meet Your Daily Word Count (Nicole McLaughlin)
10 Steps to Hitting a List (Zoe York/Ainsley Booth)
Friday, July 28th:
Salty, Sour, Bitter & Sweet: A Tasty Case for Writing Older Heroes (Mia West)
Reviving the Muse: What to Do When Your Creative Well Has Run Dry (Sandra Schwab)
Beyond Diversity 101: The No Fucks Edition (Suleikha Snyder)
Writing Romance While Single & Dating in a Swipe-Right World (S.S. Jaxon)
How Wishing (and Research) Makes Things Happen: Worldbuilding in Contemporary Romances (Stacey Agdern)
Navigating the Query Trenches and Beyond (Rachel Pudelek)
From Dispatch to Death Investigations: Law Enforcement from the Inside, Part 1 and Part 2 (Christina Alexandra)
Ways to Introduce that a Character is Trans (& Pitfalls to Avoid) (Xan West)
Saturday, July 29th:
Plotbunny with Purpose (Sasha Devlin)
I Write Like Who? Using Librarian Skills to Market Your Book (Kelly Maher)
How to Woo a Blogger (Books and Joe)
Working 9-5 & 5-9 (Don’t Quit Your Night Job) (Maggie Wells)
The Care & Feeding of Magical (Author) Creatures (Sasha Devlin)
Get ready for another full day of amazing threads and wonderful people. ♥ And as always, if I got anything wrong, please let me know!
AM prompt: Best self-pubbing tips
PM prompt: Best writing resource suggestions
9 a.m. EST: Ainslie Paton (@AinsliePaton) Dark Art of the Blurb
10 a.m.: Emma Barry (@AuthorEmmaBarry) Beyond Alpha: Writing Heroes Who Break the Mold
11 a.m.: Erin Satie (@ErinSatie) The Visual Artist’s Toolkit—Tips and Tricks for Effective Description
Noon: Steve Ammidown from the Bowling Green State University Pop Culture Library (@BGSU_PopCultLib) Preserving Romance at the Browne Popular Culture Library
1 p.m.: Mia Hopkins (@MiaHopkinsxoxo) True North: Character Development in Romance
2 p.m.: Nicole McLaughlin (@nicolemauthor) 10 Tips To Meet Your Daily Word Count
3 p.m.: ZoeYork/AinsleyBooth (@ZoeYorkWrites) 10 Steps to Hitting a List
When I wrote about my (long-ago) wedding on Twitter, a dozen of my friends chimed in with their own stories of ceremonies gone wonky and wonderful. Here are a few of those tales!
Emma Barry’s Badass Husband:
My wonky wedding story didn’t occur at my own wedding, but at that of my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. For lots of complicated reasons, the rehearsal didn’t occur, so my husband didn’t get a chance to practice the reading he was supposed to deliver. So when the big day came, and the first reader got up to give his reading, my husband froze–because the first reader produced the text from out of his jacket pocket.
“I was supposed to bring it?” my husband whispered, aghast.
Minutes ticked by, minutes during which I began to shake with nervous suppressed laugher because what the hell was he going to do? Get up and admit that he didn’t have it? Ask the priest if he happened to have a spare Bible?