2016 Conference Details

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Hosted by the Houston Bay Area chapter,
Romance Writers of America
Saturday, September 17
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
South Shore Harbour Resort
2500 South Shore Blvd., League City TX 77573

Light breakfast & full lunch

Quality workshops ♥ Raffle baskets & door prices

$40 HBA RWA Members, $60 Non-members

No refunds will be given after August 31, 2016.

featuring USA Today Bestseller and
Romantic Times Top Pick, urban fantasy author

Jaye Wells

Jaye Wells


Conference Workshops

  • Nurturing Your God Complex: World Building
    • Teaches the how to establish rules for your fictional world, world building on the micro and macro levels, pitfalls of world building, creating a bible to keep track of your world, as well as brainstorming tools.
  • Delivering Your POPs and Payoffs
    • Good stories don’t happen by accident. To master the art of delivering satisfying tales, writers must learn how to effectively make story promises in Act One as well as how to deliver satisfying payoffs by The End. This class will explore the types of promises you must make from the first line of your story, demonstrate a variety of tools you can use to make those promises, and offer strategies to avoid cheating your readers out of satisfying payoffs.
  • Writing Hacks
    • Jaye shares her best tips and tricks that add impact to sentences, scenes and stories as a whole. The strategies include tips for powering up sentences, effective revision strategies, and how to build tension.
If you plan to stay overnight Friday at South Shore Harbour: After you register on-line, call the hotel (1-281-334-1000), ask for in-house reservations and mention Houston Bay Area RWA. The conference room rate is $119.