Paying It Forward
South Windsor Public Library, 1550 Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor, CT 06074
December 4th, 11AM-12PM
I know public speaking is supposed to be right up there with death in the list of scary things, but I actually love it. Mostly because I’m happy to be able to give something back to the romance world. When I started writing I floundered around for about a year trying to reinvent the wheel. Then I discovered RWA and joined a local chapter. (I was in Seattle then, so Eastside RWA became my writing home). It was amazing to me that published authors were willing to share what they knew with us wannabe’s.
Can you think of another profession where the practitioners share their methods with others for FREE?
I learned from romance greats like NYTimes Bestseller Elizabeth Boyle and Lucy Monroe. Elizabeth even critiqued a query letter for me. Lucy inspired me to use all the senses in my writing. I learned the writer’s craft from the monthly meetings and from the critique group I hooked up with through the chapter. If you are an aspiring author, I can’t emphasize strongly enough how much a local writers group can help you.br /br /So I’m off to Connecticut tomorrow, hoping to repay my debt to the authors who have helped me by helping someone else.br /br /Paying it forward isn’t strictly limited to writers. During this Christmas season, are you looking for a way to repay a kindness?