Welcome

This is the home of the Houston Bay Area chapter #30 of Romance Writers of America. The chapter meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. See details at right.

Look around the site, get to know us. Then stop by one of our monthly meetings and join us!

The 2014 JABBIC Judge a Book by Its Cover Contest

WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED!!!!

Click HERE to see the JUDGES’ CHOICES

cLICK HERE TO SEE THE READERS’ CHOICES

Proving since 2005 that you CAN judge a book by its cover

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Meeting on March 17, 2015–

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Elizabeth White-Olsen, Editor-WriteSpace

How to WOW Readers from Page One!

To get an agent’s or an editor’s attention, yes, you need a “hook” that draws them in. Yes, you need flawless prose. And, yes, you need a style of your own and an idea so unique, your readers won’t let go. And, you need something else: you need a terrible problem that catches any reader’s heart, and a character whose pain and desire are achingly evident from the start. In this workshop, we will examine some of the best first pages in existence and discover hidden insights that have the power to rev up your first page in exciting new ways. Come learn to let the deeper elements of character arise from your first words, so that you hook not just readers’ minds, but their souls.

Attendees: Please bring along the first 2-3 pages of your current work-in-progress.

Elizabeth White-Olsen is the director and lead editor of Writespace, Houston’s newest literary arts organization. She has two Master’s of Fine Arts degrees, one in Poetry from Texas State University and one in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has published poems and articles in print journals and online, and is currently at work on a young adult novel and a collection of essays about birding.

 Visit Elizabeth online at www.writespacehouston.org  

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This chapter complies with RWA’s bylaws and policies on chapters. All members of this chapter must be members in good standing of RWA during their membership in this chapter. Visitors may attend two chapter meetings prior to applying for membership in the chapter.