RWA Local Chapter Panel

This post should have been posted the day after this took place. Alas, that day my husband and I decided to attack our non-draining kitchen sink issue. It involved renting a 1oo ft roto-rooter. The primary operator being me. Only when you have fed a hundred feet of one inch wide cable into a pipe and then put the same cable from the pipe to push it into the wrap cage. It is an exhausting process. I had a work out. Regardless of whether I don’t do that sort of upper body workout. I was so pooped.

So here we are.

Our romance writer’s chapter hosts a public forum once a year. This year we chose to talk about what needs to happen next to that manuscript you wrote during NaNoWriMo. We broke the topics up among all of us, or most of us.


We spoke to a captive crowd of colleagues.


Myself and Mia Kay presented the riveting details of editing. I have a free site that analyzes portions of a draft for numerous writing infractions. It is called ProWritingAid I’m taking pics, leaving my spot for the lovely and talented Margaret Etheridge, also know as Maggie Wells.

8Our fearless leader, Mags is next to Mia.

Brinda Berry and Voirey Linger held our attention while giving us pointers in critiquing.


Dara Dylan and Lindsay Cross gave us a memorable example of revision, using the beloved story of The Princess Bride.

Mags informed us about being a traditionally published author.



Megan Mitcham gave us an indie author’s perspective of self-publishing.


Mandy Harbin is a multi-published hybrid author with views on the advantages of spreading your work over many venues.

We had great time teaching what we’ve all learned over the past few years. You may think I’m leaving out the details of the presentation. It is easy to google each of the topics. We gave them to our audience from our own perspectives.

Happy writing!


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