2014 CLEVELAND ROCKS ROMANCE CONFERENCE
Beefing Up Your Manuscript
Guest Speaker Christie Craig
Registration for the Cleveland Rocks Romance Conference will open on April 1st.
WHEN May 2-3, 2014
WHERE Strongsville Holiday Inn, 15471 Royalton Road, Strongsville, Ohio
(8 miles from Cleveland Hopkins airport)
The conference will begin Friday evening, May 2, from 7:30-9 (registration begins at 6:45pm) and continue Saturday, May 3, from 9-5 (registration and continental breakfast begins at 8:15).
A basket raffle will include baskets brimming with books and goodies galore.
COST for the Cleveland Rocks Romance Conference will break down as follows:
- $65 for NEORWA members
- $70 for non-members
- $75 for non-members to attend the confrence and join NEORWA for the remainder of the year (NOTE: You must be a member of, or join, RWA National to exercise this option)
You do not need to be a member of NEORWA or RWA to attend this event.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact NEORWA Conference Coordinator via email
WORKSHOP TOPICS INCLUDE
- It's Not Just Adding a Naked, Tattooed Guy: Using Humor in Your Writing
- Character Motivation: Blame it on Their Parents and Other Ways to Explain Why Our Characters Do What They Do
- Mastering Deep Point Of View (with hands-on practice)
- Rejecting Rejection
Southern as sweet tea, she’s used her sassy voice to take romance where no one else has dared to go. Author of twenty-one books, she’s fed her heroes banana and mayonnaise sandwiches, as well as Fancy Feast on white bread. Her heroines have used tampons, toilet plungers, and ol’ fashioned tongue lashings as weapons. In her books, she’s had talking refrigerators, gassy dogs, and even stashed a dead villain in a porta-potty wearing a hat that says, “Shit Happens and then you die.” She’s penned vampires who say ‘ain’t’ and ‘ya’ll’ who could charm the blood right out of you. And that charmed her right up to the New York Times list, too.
Not that this southern belle hasn’t paid her dues. Her name is practically synonymous with rejection. On top of those thousands of ‘no-thank you’ letters, she’s been orphaned by editors, wrangled with agents, survived two bankrupt publishers, and even gotten sued by her own home state.