Our Meetings

The Basics

When?

3rd Saturday of each month

Where?

via Zoom until further notice

Times?

10:00 AM -- Get Published! Workshop

11:00 AM -- Speaker

12:00 PM -- Business Meeting

 

Zoom links are sent via direct email to those eligible to participate.

September 2021

 

Join us Saturday September 18 at La Hacienda for

Coach Kyle Draper sharing

The Social Media Mindset

Social media is already hard…doing it wrong makes it impossible. During our time together I’ll help you unlearn your bad habits and transform them into good ones. You’ll grow more comfortable with video and learn tips and tricks to increase your daily engagement. Don’t miss this opportunity to turn one of your biggest weaknesses into a strength!

 

This meeting will also be streamed live via Zoom!

Come visit us at one of these upcoming meetings

Join us Saturday, November 20, in person and via Zoom for Rossie Cortes talking to us about Radish, Kiss, and Amazon Vella Do you want to learn how to thrive by publishing serialized fiction in apps like Radish, Kindle Vella, and Kiss? Then let Rossie walk you through everything you need to do to become a successful and profitable author in the newest publishing trend. In this workshop, you will learn: – What is serialized fiction, and why it’s so successful – Pros and cons of this trend – How to apply to become an author – Publication strategies – Setting publications goals – Finding your audience – How do you earn royalties and how to increase your earning potential Rossie Cortes is a USA Today Bestselling Author and a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in marketing and public relations. She has been involved in the book industry for the past 10 years helping authors launch and market their books, a dream that has culminated in the creation of IQ Media Press, a hybrid publishing company. Meeting starts at 11AM CST FREE for NTRWA Members $10 for Non-Members PAY HERE, please pay first, you’ll need your transaction ID for registration. REGISTER HERE…

Join us October 16th at 11AM via Zoom for Sylvia McDaniel

The Psychology of Readers

Do you know what your readers want to read and why they enjoy certain books? Come learn the psychology of readers and how to engage them more with your storytelling.

 

Non-Members please join us ~please pay first as the form needs the transaction ID.

Pay $10 here!

Register here…

Join us Saturday September 18 at La Hacienda for

Coach Kyle Draper sharing

The Social Media Mindset

Social media is already hard…doing it wrong makes it impossible. During our time together I’ll help you unlearn your bad habits and transform them into good ones. You’ll grow more comfortable with video and learn tips and tricks to increase your daily engagement. Don’t miss this opportunity to turn one of your biggest weaknesses into a strength!

 

This meeting will also be streamed live via Zoom!

 

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Coach Kyle has helped Realtors and Lenders across North America create over a billion dollars in sales through organically showing up in front of their sphere over and over again. Kyle preaches value-based marketing leveraging relationships first. He uses psychology, humor, and storytelling to teach social media in a fresh way that allows people to feel served and not sold to. He has been married to his wife Lana for almost 12 years and has two kids, Harrison & Everly, and a Chiweenie named Parker.

We will be streaming the meeting via Zoom, so you can attend from anywhere.

NON-NT Members, pay via PayPal here: PAYPAL PORTAL. Please pay before filling out the form as it required the transaction ID. Thanks.

NON-NT Member registration: CLICK HERE.

Due to increasing COVID cases & health concerns, the in-person meeting has been canceled.

 

We’ll meet via Zoom. Zoom info available on Facebook and via the official membership loop.

 

Meeting starts at 11, but a few will probably be around early.

 

Join us back at La Hacienda for an in-person Summer Social.

There’ll be no speaker or official meeting. We’re just gonna SEE each other and visit.

Celia has a few things she’d like to say as her tenure as president comes to a close.

We definitely hope to see as many of you as possible.

No GetPublished! programming, so let’s plan to arrive starting at 10:30ish.

Traditionally Published

vs.

Indie Published

vs.

Hybrid Published

 

Our panel, Kathleen Baldwin, Tammy Jo Burns, Elizabeth Essex, Gina Lee Nelson, and Kimberly Packard, will share their decisions and experiences in choosing the publishing path they did.

 

Join us via Zoom on July 17th at 10 am CST for a combo GetPublished! / regular meeting presentation. We’ve combined our meetings to allow for maximum time for questions and conversation.

 

Zoom links will be shared via our Facebook page.

North Texas Romance Writers of America

To join NTRWA you must be a member of Romance Writers of America. Join RWA here.

If you you would like to join NTRWA or renew your membership, CLICK HERE.

Once you’ve paid dues, please fill out the Membership Form. (You’ll need a PayPal transaction ID, that’s why we ask that you pay first…)

NOTE for CURRENT/NEW members:

please fill out the membership form–unfortunately, staff is at a minimum at RWA headquarters and we can’t get an accurate membership count from them so we need to manage that ourselves and your membership form will help us out tremendously.

November 2021

Radish, Kiss, and Amazon Vella with Rossie Cortes

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December 2021

Holiday Celebration

In Person or Zoom TBA

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January 2022 TBA

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February 2022 TBA

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March 2022 TBA

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April 2022

Texas Two Step featuring Susan Stoker

(in place of a general meeting)

Join us June 19, 2021 from 11-12:30 CST for C.S. Lakin discussing the 10 Keys Scenes that Frame Up Your Novel.

Novels are made up of dozens of scenes, and regardless of genre, time-tested structure dictates what key scenes are needed and where. Most writers are familiar with some of those scenes: the Inciting Incident, the Midpoint, and the Climax, to name a few.
But novelists need more than a few landmarks to find their way across the tricky terrain of novel plotting.
In this course, you’ll learn these crucial elements of novel structure:

What the 5 major turning points are and where they’re placed in your novel
How to know exactly where to start your story and how to set up your premise
What the ten key scenes are that serve as the framework for your novel
What pinch points are and why you need them
How to craft those essential twists and where they’re placed in your story for greatest impact
Why your protagonist’s goal is the key to great storytelling
What the six stages of character transformation are and where those specific scenes go

About Susanne:
C. S. Lakin is the award-winning author of thirty books and blogger at Live Write Thrive, a top-ten site for writers. She works as a copy editor and writing coach in the book publishing industry, specializing in manuscript critiques. Her writing craft book series, The Writer’s Toolbox, teaches aspiring and experienced novelists how to write terrific stories. She loves nothing more than to help writers craft stellar novels and experience success and joy in their writing journey.

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If you’re not a member of NTRWA, but would like to hear our speaker, please pay and register.

Please pay first: PAY HERE.

After making your payment, REGISTER HERE.

Join us May 15 from 11-12:30 CT to hear Jeff Shaffer, cyber-security specialist, 25-year veteran of federal law enforcement, retired secret service.

Learn industry leader interview techniques, behavioral analysis, polygraph info, and even hear some cyber crime stories. Come prepared with your questions! You do not want to miss Jeff!

 

If you’re not a member of NTRWA, but would like to hear our speaker, please register.

Please pay first: PAY HERE!!

After making your payment, REGISTER HERE!!

JOIN US APRIL 17 AT 11AM

“Seven Productivity Myths and Why You Should Stop Believing Them Right Now”

Every writer has roadblocks and freeways. Things that hold us back/slow us down, and places that allow for freer, faster, easier driving along this road of author life. This workshop is meant to address both the blocks (productivity myths) and the freeways (subconscious processes that could ease your path). It is an introduction to the “better-faster” life and an application of systems alignment and decision-making for writers.

Becca’s program is free for members, but will cost $10 for non-members.

Please pay first! PAY HERE!

After making your payment, REGISTER HERE!