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Welcome Romance Writers!

 

We look forward to meeting you!

LARA RWA meetings are held via Zoom until we are cleared by the State of California for group gatherings. All info here.

Visitors and Guests: your first meeting is free!

LARA Mission Statement


The purpose of LARA is to promote excellence in romantic fiction, to help our writers enhance their knowledge and establish career goals, and to provide continuing support and encouragement for our members through all levels of their careers.

Upcoming Meetings

May 15, 2022

Pre-Meeting: Virtual Check-In

Speaker: Martha Alderson

Topic: Start Plotting Your Novel from the End

From my experience writing fiction and helping writers with plot, I’ve found that we often obsess over the beginning of our stories, developing detailed backstories and writing, revising and rewriting – and rightly so. Beginnings hook readers. At the same time, endings create fans, though often writers neglect to give their endings the same sort of time and attention either by stalling out before ever reaching the end or by slapping on an ending with the hope it works.

For now, forget the beginning of your story and turn your focus to the end. This approach of plotting from the end allows you to visualize the whole of your story rather than simply juggle a loose collection of its parts or scenes.

Whether you have a firm grasp of what happens at the end of your story to satisfy both the inner plot and the outer plot or simply a vague idea, come prepared to try out some new strategies.

You’ll be given time to experiment with some the foundational skills needed to:

• preform a task analysis of your outer plot
• deconstruct your main characters to satisfy the inner plot

Register for our May meeting.

Learn more about Martha Alderson.

June 26, 2022

Pre-Meeting: 

Speaker:(IN PERSON) - Jennifer Graybeal 

Topic: "Goal Setting the Rest of the Year"

 

July 17, 2022

Pre-Meeting: 

Speaker: TBD

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August 21, 2022

Pre-Meeting: 

Speaker: TBD

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September 18, 2022

Pre-Meeting: 

Speaker: TBD (IN PERSON)

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October 16, 2022

Pre-Meeting: 

Speaker: TBD 

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November 20, 2022

Pre-Meeting: 

Speaker:Tracee Garner

Topic: Disability and Inclusion Writing 

 

December 18 2022

Pre-Meeting: 

Speaker: TBD (IN PERSON)

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March 20, 2022

Pre-Meeting: 

Speaker: Stephanie Burdett - Author Services (AT NOON because she's in Australia)

April 24, 2022

Pre-Meeting: 

Speaker: Jacki Renee 

 Topic: "Developing Your Author Business Plan"

 

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