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We are the Portland, Oregon chapter of Romance Writers of America. Our mission is to educate, support, and mentor published and unpublished members in the profession of romance writing. We welcome anyone who is pursuing their dream of writing romance. If you are new to the area or want to learn more about our chapter, feel free to come for a visit. Check out the membership information or send an email to our Vice President of Membership at vp-membership@rosecityromancewriters.com.

MEETING LOCATION: PCC – Sylvania TCB218

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Next Meeting

October 11, 2014
RCRW General Meeting/Workshop
10:00A – 12:30P
PCC Sylvania – Room RCB 218

Story Arc for Fiction Writers, Plotters and Pantsers

Everybody approaches writing from a different perspective. Each brings a unique process which can change from book to book. Discussion and handouts on structuring a story arc (both external and internal) with emphasis on redeeming the antagonist and what the romance genre requires that differs from other forms of commercial and literary fiction.

Presented by Nancy Brophy

Nancy Brophy has been writing romance for 10 years and has developed a structure that works for both plotters and pantsers with check list, exercises and character development.