We are a Raleigh, North Carolina-based chapter of the Romance Writers of America and our membership is drawn from all over North Carolina. We offer a variety of exciting programs, an active and accomplished membership, and an opportunity to meet and mingle with a really fun group of writers. We meet the second Saturday of each month in or near Raleigh, N.C. We invite you to join us!
*NOTE: Our regular meeting place is ECPI University, 4101 Doie Cope Road, Raleigh, NC. The pre-meeting lunch is at the Golden Corral, 6129 Glenwood Ave in Raleigh from 11:30 to 12:30 and the post-meeting coffee is at the Panera at 6129 Glenwood Ave and right next door to the Golden Corral.
For HCRW members only: Your hooky first page may win a cash prize. Watch for announcements of our randomly-scheduled Off the Wall First Page Contests!
Our next meeting is September 9, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Speaker Marni Graff will tell us All About Cliffhangers.
She will address the cliffhangers, and chapter endings that compel readers to turn to the next page in your work. She will describe 3 ways to implement them in your writing, and then 9 different types of cliffhangers writers use. Specific examples will illustrate each type of cliffhanger noted. A handout to take away will reinforce what participants have learned. Questions can be related to cliffhangers, to her writing process, or to submissions to the curated hybrid press where she serves as Managing Editor.
Marni Graff is the award-winning author of The Nora Tierney English Mysteries and The Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries. She writes a crime review blog (www.auntiemwrites.com), reviewing for the main houses and several in the UK. Graff is also Managing Editor of Bridle Path Press (http://www.bridlepathpress.com/ ) and a member of Sisters in Crime. Her newest release is THE GOLDEN HOUR.