If you thought you could wait until the last minute and then sign up for Trai Cartwright's screenwriting class, too bad. That class filled up in a hurry.
There's lots more going on with Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, so peruse this list, follow the link if something looks interesting, and join others looking to learn and make contact (eye or virtual) with their fellow writers.
First, there's the online class that starts tomorrow. "Writing Meaningful and Memorable Sex Scenes" is presented by Katriena Knights. The two-week course starts Monday, March 3rd, and ends on Sunday, March 16th. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.
"There’s no question about it: sex sells, and the current romance market is thriving on more explicit content than ever before in the history of the genre. However, readers are discerning, and even the most daring content will fall flat if it isn’t integrated into the story on an emotional level and on a story level."
Katriena's class is not focused on romantic novel sex or erotica. It's all about the right use of sex scenes in all genres. Don't be shy. You know you want to put a sex scene in your next book. Learn how and when it's appropriate and not gratuitous. For more information about the class, visit the RMFW website. And if you want to pass information and go straight to registration, you can do that too.
2014 Conference Proposals Reminder: RMFW's conference chair is accepting workshop proposals for the 2014 Colorado Gold Conference through March 31, 2014.
Go to the Conference page on the RMFW website for suggestions to help you make your workshop stand out and the link to the proposal form. If you have any questions, email Susan Brooks at email@example.com
March Program free for members and non-members: "Think You’re Ready for the Colorado Gold [Writer's Contest]"?
Presented by Chris Devlin on Saturday, March 15, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm at the Belmar Public Library, 555 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226.
"Making the finals in RMFW’s annual Colorado Gold Writing Contest is a great way to get your work in front of agents and editors. Many past winners and finalists have gone on to have their books published. Finaling in the well-respected Colorado Gold is also a clear badge of honor to help market and promote your work. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend an afternoon with contest chair Chris Devlin. Come learn what makes a good entry great, what catches a judge’s eye, and how to avoid common mistakes."
For more information, head on back to the RMFW website and check out this program page.
If you live within snowshoeing distance of the Western Slope, RMFW has a program for you as well. Presented by Cindi Myers, this workshop is called "Agents: Myths vs. Reality.
This event is free for members and non-members on Saturday, March 15, 8:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at the Grand Junction Business Incubator, 2591 Legacy Way, Grand Junction, Colorado. Please RSVP to Vicki Law at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expanded continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 A.M. and the workshop will begin at 9:00 A.M. and end approximately noon. From noon to 1:00 P.M. is networking, socializing and clean-up.
"Do you need an agent in order to get published? What will an agent do for you? What can’t an agent do? How do you find a good agent? Do you really need an agent in today’s publishing world? Award-winning author Cindi Myers discusses the myths and realities of dealing with agents, how to find the best agent, and how you can get published without an agent. In this frank discussion, Cindi will share her experience and that of other multi-published authors, and answer your questions about working with agents."
For more information and directions to the event location, hop back on over to the RMFW website to that program page.
If you aren't convinced by now that you need to become a member of this fast-growing and extremely prestigious writers' organization, which you can do by going here, then take a look at the upcoming retreat in Golden, Colorado March 16-21 (flexible day registration open until March 15th) and some of honored guests for the September 5-7 Colorado Gold Conference in Westminster, Colorado.
Members get a fantastic newsletter, opportunities to guest star on the RMFW blog, and more.