Calendar

Jun
3
Mon
Self Editing or “How’d I miss that?”
Jun 3 – Jun 28 all-day

Description:   Embarrassment Prevention skills. 

Do not send your manuscript to an agent, editor, contest, or retailer until you have worked it over, backwards, forwards and sideways. Show off your writing chops by sending out clean pages.

Let me arm you with all the tips I wish someone had given me, and save you from the embarrassment of the kind of mistakes I’ve made. Sit down with me for an hour, or sign up for a month-long online class, and learn how to easily spot crutch words, spelling weaknesses, inconsistencies, overused words, passive words, repetitious words, slow pacing, redundancies, clichés, poor/incorrect word use, sentence and paragraph structure, punctuation typos, dialogue rhythms and flow, and Point of View issues.

Do not follow in my footsteps! Learn from my mistakes instead and you’ll find yourself leaps and bounds ahead of your competition. Contact Kathryn for more information

 

Instructor Bio:  Author of page-turning, Romantic Suspense, Women’s Fiction, and Short Stories about feral cats, Kathryn Jane takes readers to places they’d like to live and introduces them to characters they will end up loving.

Fulfilling her passion for education Kathryn presents workshops for both aspiring and accomplished writers and covers a broad spectrum of subjects.  In her spare time (she says laughing), Kat loves spreading kindness and joy to family, friends, and strangers alike.

Jul
13
Sat
July 2019 Meeting @ ECPI University
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Following tradition, HCRW’s July meeting will be a Write-In.

A potluck will feature a southwestern menu catered by Moe’s. Vegetarian items will be provided, but members are asked to bring beverages, desserts, and any items needed for dietary reasons.

The chapter’s new Writer2Writer program will launch at this meeting. The plan will offer ways for members to connect outside of full-chapter meetings, forming critique, social, and/or networking groups according to where they live and/or the genres they write in.

Aug
5
Mon
How to build a smart website that grows your author business
Aug 5 – Aug 30 all-day

Description: Your 24/7 Assistant – How to build a website that looks good, is smart and grows your author business. Walk through the step-by-step process to build a beautiful, intentional and effective website with or without coding. This will be a working workshop. We’ll audit our websites and make updates as we go. Don’t have a website yet? No problem, we’ll walk through the steps to create a great one from scratch.

 

Instructor Bio:  Tivi Jones has been a professional marketer since 2004. She currently serves as a marketing, branding and communications consultant with clients like PBS, Cisco, Carolina Parent magazine, Forward Cities and more. She loves the brand and community building opportunities marketing presents. While she loves working with big brands, she also loves helping entrepreneurs and “solopreneurs” use effective media, awesome marketing and contagious moxie to create sustainable lifestyle businesses.

Aug
10
Sat
August 2019 Meeting @ ECPI University
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Romance Writers of America Annual Conference Recap by Chapter President and attended members.
  • Short presentation form the “Writer to Writer Show & Tell” group.
Sep
14
Sat
September 2019 Meeting @ ECPI University
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Author Branding on Social Media Platforms with Jody Kaye

Oct
1
Tue
What do you do when a horse shows up in your story?
Oct 1 – Oct 25 all-day

Description:       What do you do when a horse shows up in your story? Do you panic? Hit the brakes? Inform her she can’t have a horse?  Not if you take this course filled with basic horsemanship, in-depth equine knowledge, critical terminology and a bonus list of don’ts to save you from looking like a rooky and making readers toss your book at a wall.

Presenter KATHRYN JANE has extensive experience riding in the show ring, on the racetrack, over jumps, cross-country chasing cattle, training horses and assisting veterinarians.

Instructor Bio:  Author of page-turning, Romantic Suspense, Women’s Fiction, and Short Stories about feral cats, Kathryn Jane takes readers to places they’d like to live and introduces them to characters they will end up loving.

Fulfilling her passion for education Kathryn presents workshops for both aspiring and accomplished writers and covers a broad spectrum of subjects.  In her spare time (she says laughing), Kat loves spreading kindness and joy to family, friends, and strangers alike.

Oct
12
Sat
October 2019 Meeting @ ECPI University
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

HCRW Annual Conference

Details coming soon!

Nov
9
Sat
November 2019 Meeting @ ECPI University
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Program TBD

Dec
7
Sat
December 2019 Meeting @ ECPI University
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Holiday Season Potluck Luncheon