Links to All the #notRWA17 Threads!

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. ♥

pages of a book curved into a heart shape


Not RWA Wednesday Schedule

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)


Not RWA Thursday's Schedule

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)


Not RWA Friday's Schedule

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)


Not RWA Saturday's Schedule

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)

Thursday’s #notRWA17 Schedule

Get ready for another full day of amazing threads and wonderful people. ♥ And as always, if I got anything wrong, please let me know!

Not RWA Thursday's Schedule

AM prompt: Best self-pubbing tips
PM prompt: Best writing resource suggestions


Twitter threads:

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

Angie’s List of Kickass Smut

I had a blast writing this post for Fresh Fiction from Angie’s perspective!


The heroine of My Reckless Valentine, Angie, wrote this annotated guide to some of her favorite erotic romances before meeting straitlaced Grant Peterson, her hero. I think she was planning to use the list in one of her library displays, but then changed her mind after—

Well, I don’t want to spoil the book. Never mind about that.

Enjoy the list!
Olivia Dade

P.S. While My Reckless Valentine is a bawdy romantic comedy, rather than an erotic romance, I still thought my readers might enjoy this glimpse into Angie’s fevered brain.

P.P.S. Presumably, she would have censored some of her saltier language before using the list, but…really, there’s no telling when it comes to Angie. So I redacted a few choice words on her behalf, substituting gentler alternatives in brackets.

P.P.P.S. These are all real books, by the way. I didn’t make up a single title! Not even the one with horny blue aliens!
Continue reading