Conference Workshops Wed Writing to Romance

Posted on July 17, 1998

The 18th Annual Romance Writers of America National Conference will take place July 29 - August 2, 1998 at the Anaheim Hilton and Towers. Some of the workshops available include: "Heroes: More Than a Million Bucks, a Stetson and Tight Fittin' Jeans", "Dances and Delight: Historical Dance for Romance Writers" and "A Q&A session with Nora Roberts... "

In addition to workshops, the conference will feature two special speakers. New York Times #1 best-selling author Julie Garwood will deliver the conference's keynote address on Thursday, July 30, and Anne Stuart, best-selling author of more than 50 romances, is the conference's featured luncheon speaker on Saturday, August 1, 1998.

For new writers, the conference provides sessions on writing basics, such as how to craft speech for characters in workshops like, "'Dialogue!'She Exclaimed." Beginner sessions like "From So-so to Sensational" explain how to kick-start a career, while "Fearless Creating," a workshop led by a psychotherapist, discusses the stages of the creative process. More advanced writers may attend workshops such as "Writing To Kill," about crafting murder in romantic suspense, or "What Every Writer Should Know About Taxes," a workshop led by a CPA.

The 18th Annual Romance Writers of America Conference will be held in Anaheim from Wednesday July 29, until Sunday August 2, 1998. More than 1,400 published and aspiring romance novelists, literary agents and publishing executives will meet to raise money for literacy, award the best in the industry and hone their craft.

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