Friday, June 5, 2015

Is your hero the right Mr. Right for your heroine? Find out at our next VFRW meeting on Saturday, September 12. Mindy Starns Clark will speak about "Making Mr. Right."

When: September 12th, from 10am - 12:30pm

Where: Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Sure, he sounds like Mr. Right on paper - but is he the right Mr. Right for your heroine? Bestselling mystery author Mindy Starns Clark will teach us an exciting new approach for deepening the romance in your stories to make them more compelling. This session will present a fresh twist on that age-old question, "Is he The One?" by showing you how to make him The One through the technique of 'need fulfillment.' It's quite fun, and once you understand this secret to writing great romance, your characters will never be the same. Perfect for writers at any level who want to enhance the romantic elements of their work.

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Join us for our first Working Lunch Workshop: Book in a Day - presented by Debra Dixon, author of GMC: Goal, Motivation, and Conflict. 

When: October 3rd, from 9am - 4pm

Where: Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

In this full-day presentation, Deb Dixon will teach attendees how to pull together the important elements of a book and its plot by focusing on Goal, Motivation, and Conflict and the Hero's Journey. We'll begin at 9am and wind up at 4pm, with plenty of time for you to work on your project using Debra's tools. Who knows? At the end of today, you may have a new book plotted and ready to write!

Workshop participants will bring their own packed lunch to enjoy while chatting and networking with other attendees over our lunch break. Coffee and water will be provided.

How to sign up:

(1) PAY VIA PAYPAL.

$60 for VFRW members

$70 for non-VFRW members

(2) PAYPAL WILL DIRECT YOU TO THE Workshop sign-up form
*Remember to provide your PayPal transaction number*

Questions can be sent to info@vfrw.com

Space is limited. VFRW reserves the right to close registration if the workshop becomes full.

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Create wonderful happily-ever-after endings with our guest speaker in November, Kathy Siedel.

When: Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10am - 12:30pm

Where: Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Our guest speaker knows how to write spectacular books. Kathleen Gilles Seidel has 14 published novels and a Ph.D. in English literature from Johns Hopkins AND she's won every major romance-market award. She'll help us craft that spectacular ending that will leave readers scrambling for your next published book!

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Get ready for our annual Holiday celebration in December! 

When: To be announced…

Where: To be announced…

The most creatively wrapped gift: To be determined...

Every December, VFRW members gather for lunch at a local restaurant to celebrate the holidays. Our festivities include good food, great conversation, lots of laughter, and the fabled (and hysterical) gift exchange. Let's deepen our friendship and take a moment to enjoy the company of fellow romance writers. Details about the party will be announced on our members-only chat loop.

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About us…

The Valley Forge Romance Writers (VFRW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing fellowship, support, and educational opportunities for its members. The purpose of VFRW is to promote excellence in romantic fiction, to help writers become published and establish their career in the writing field, and to provide continuing support for writers within the romance publishing industry. We are a local chapter of the Romance Writers of America and abide by the regulations and philosophy set forth at the national level.