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North Texas Romance Writers of America Web Site

Chapter #33, Region 5 of the Romance Writers of America ® was organized in March 1983 and offers educational programs, an informative monthly newsletter, a friendly atmosphere for networking, and access to the latest information on agents, editors and publishers of romantic fiction. NTRWA's mission is to educate, support, and mentor published and unpublished members in the profession of romance writing.


Please join us June 18th for


Laura Drake

Balancing Backstory

We need backstory in our novels. It deepens our characters, illustrates who they are, and how they came to be that way. But we’ve all heard about ‘backstory dumps,’ and how they can bog down a read.

So how do you tell the reader what they need to know, without writing the parts they skip?

It’s a delicate balance, requiring subtle technique. Laura will give you the tools you need to craft fully-rounded characters that your readers will love - without all the baggage.

Come to the meeting prepared to have a good time!

Doors open at 10:00.