Online Workshops

The Northeast Ohio Chapter of RWA is pleased to announce our 2021 Online Workshops. Check back often for updates to the calendar! Upcoming Workshops

July 2021

Dates: July 5-30

Nuances of Dialogue presented by Sally J. Walker

Workshop overview:

In both prose and dramatic mediums, characters need to speak in a succinct, entertaining manner that moves the story forward. Inner character motivation and personality can be revealed through what is spoken and how.  This workshop will cover diction & syntax, concepts of multi-layered meaning, the difference between speech patterns of male-female speakers, influence of age-education-culture, how to control lecturing and argument orchestration.

Presenter Bio:

Sally Walker’s published credits include literary, romance and western novels, a nonfiction essay collection, several creative writing textbooks, stage plays, poetry, and many magazine articles on the craft of writing, including staff contributions to two international film magazines for 10 years. Her most recent novel, a romantic suspense, BIKES AND BADGES, will be released late in 2018. Under the mentorship of UCLA’s renowned Lew Hunter, Sally has written 33 screenplays and has Hollywood representation. In addition to long time active memberships in such national writing organizations as RWA, WWA and SCBWI, she was president of a state-wide writers organization 2007-2011 and is active in the Nebraska Film Association. She keeps to a strenuous writing schedule and still has time to work as Editorial Director for The Fiction Works, supervising acquisitions and sub-contracted editors. Besides being an adjunct professor of screenwriting at a local community college, Sally has taught writing seminars, both on-site and on-line, for over 30 years and is the facilitator for the weekly meetings of the Nebraska Writers Workshop in Ralston, NE.  For more information on her works and classes go to her website at


Cost for the workshop is $20 (USD). You do not have to be an RWA member or a member of NEORWA to take our workshops!


The registration deadline is the day before the workshop starts. To register and pay scroll down and fill out the registration form near the end of this page then follow the payment instructions. Once registered, you will be subscribed to the workshop loop prior to and for the duration of the class.

For more information, please email the workshops coordinator If you are using a web email and the link doesn’t work for you, send the email to neorwaonline at gmail dot com


If you have questions or difficulties with your registration, EMAIL (neorwaonline AT gmail DOT com) — list the title and dates or month of the workshop in the subject line.


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Admission to the workshop depends on receipt of this form AND payment of fee up to and including the first published date for the workshop chosen.

NEORWA’s Online Workshops are held in You will receive an invitation via the email you provide at registration to join the group 24-48 hours prior to the first published date of the workshop. You must reply by clicking ACCEPT THE INVITATION in order to take the course. The invitation is good for seven (7) days only. PLEASE check your spam filter for the invitation so you don’t miss anything in the workshop! There are no refunds if you fail to enroll yourself once being offered the invitation. 

Upon receipt of your payment and registration form, you will receive an email confirming you have been registered for the workshop. If you do not receive a confirmation email and/or an invitation to join the workshop, contact the NEORWA Workshops Coordinator at as soon as possible before the workshop begins.


NEORWA is a no-cancellation program unless there are zero registrants up to and including the first scheduled day of the workshop.


All payments must be received by, up to, and including the first published date of the workshop.

No refund will be given for withdrawing from a workshop.

If extenuating or unforeseen circumstances occur to the workshop Instructor or Host, NEORWA will reschedule the workshop within 12 months. No refunds will be given, but fees paid for the rescheduled workshop will remain in effect for 12 months. If a student wishes to apply the paid workshop fee to another NEORWA hosted online workshop within 12 months, please email NEORWA Online Workshops Coordinator/Moderator

If you have any questions, technical difficulties, or other issues with an online workshop hosted by NEORWA, email the Vice President of Programs/Online Workshop Coordinator/Moderator

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