Monday, January 18, 2016

The Sheila Contest 2016 Judge Training

When:  Saturday, February 6th, 2016, 10am to 12:30pm

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

Time to get ready for The Sheila Contest! Judging entries is a wonderful way to support fellow romance writers, and our contest’s unique judging ballot helps VFRW member/judges give great critique feedback as well as strengthening our understanding of what storytelling components make a manuscript a good read. This session will be led by our contest chair, Jeannine, and one of our former presidents, Judi. Let’s make The Sheila Contest 2016 a great event for our chapter and for our contest entrants.

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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.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Create character sketches in a unique and fun way with Rachel Funk Heller, our first guest speaker of 2016!

When:  Saturday, January 9th, 2016, 10am to 12:30pm

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

In this totally different and very fun session, Rachel Funk Heller, author of “The Writer’s Coloring Book,” will show us (via a Skype session) how to play with paper models, pick out costumes and hair styles, and get to know our characters the way we meet people in real life. Instead of writing a long character bio, here is a tool for those of us who are visual thinkers. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced writer, this exercise helps you render your character with true, telling details, and make your readers fall in love with your character at first sight.

Bio: Rachel Funk Heller started her career as a journalist and made it as far as working for CNN in Atlanta and in Washington DC. As much as she loved being a television producer, what she really wanted to do was become an artist and a writer. Today, Heller is the author of “The Writer’s Coloring Book” and runs a writing group near her home in Honolulu, Hawaii. Learn more at writerscoloringbook.com.
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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.