Thursday, July 07, 2011

OCC/RWA Meeting – Share, Learn & Network

Join us in our annual conference wrap-up/networking and brainstorming event. Got a plot point that’s been giving you trouble? Attack it with a group of like-minded writers. Interested in the publishing process? OCC/RWA published authors will be on-hand to answer questions.

OCC/RWA Chapter Meeting: Saturday, July 9, 2011

Doors open @ 9 a.m.

Ask-an-Author: Jennifer Apodaca w/a Jennifer Lyon

Author First Chapter Critique: Charlotte Lobb

RWA Nationals Conference Wrap-Up
(OCC Panel)

“Networking with OCC Published Authors”
Informal session/s with Linda McLaughlin, Marie Loggia-Kee (w/a Louisa Bacio), Debra Holland, Shauna Roberts, Kara Lennox, Charlotte Lobb, Jackie Hyman (w/a Jacqueline Diamond), Nancy Farrier and others.

Suggested topics:
Brainstorming/Plotting—Pitching—The Submissions Process Self-Publishing—Small/Digital publishing—Genres (i.e., Historical, Inspirational, Contemporary, Erotic Romance, etc.)—Critique Groups Goal-Setting and Motivation—Promotion and Social Media —Whatever you have on your mind!

AFTERNOON SESSION: Networking (continued)

(OCC Authors)
Don’t miss a great opportunity to get to know OCC authors and members and discuss writing techniques, publishing, contests, genres, trends, and more! It’s OCC’s annual summer networking session, brought back by popular demand. Did we mention, there will be cookies, brownies, and other tasty treats.

Online Class: "Breaking Things Down Into Threes"

with Beth Daniels aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane

July 11 – August 7, 2011

Plots require organization – even those written by Pantsers. Why? Because all storytelling requires a flow, a smooth transition from one scene to the next.

In this class, published author Beth Daniels reveals her secrets to successful plotting – the magic number “3.” Rather than an outline, she has developed a system of breaking everything down into thirds.

Save the Date
“Romancing the Pages: Orange County Chapter/RWA Celebrates 30 Years”
Saturday, October 8, 2011

This big event will be held at the Embassy Suites in Brea. Special pricing for all RWA members (not just OCC members), so plan on coming! Come for the celebration and stay for the Pajama Parties! We’ve already sold out the first reserved block of rooms, and Embassy has opened another set. Reserve yours today.

Meeting information can be found at

Hope to see you on the 9th!