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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 Our mission is to educate, support, and mentor published and unpublished members in the profession of romance writing.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 Secretary at secretary@rosecityromancewriters.com.


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Portland Community College Map in PDF

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

9am Social hour in the TCB lobby;  No board meeting

10am. General meeting begins in TCB 218

11am. Workshop (Room TCB 218)

Blogging for Writers presented by Sarina Dorie

Everyone wants to show up as the highest ranking page in a search engine. When Google and Bing index a website, there are over a hundred factors they consider in page ranking. The most significant is a regularly updated website with new quality content. The easiest way to do this is by including a blog.

How does an author use blogging to promote books, gain new readers and establish credibility? And how does an effective blog target your audience to change blog readers into purchasers? Learn effective techniques for: hooking a reader with a catchy topic and zeroing in on your intended audience. Discover ways to people reading, and how to sell them your book. Presenter, Sarina Dorie, shares her experience working at a digital advertising agency with insider tips.

Sarina Dorie previously worked for multiple advertising agencies where she learned the secret ninja arts of search engine optimization, online media content and other nerdy marketing stuff. She has sold over 100 short stories to markets like Daily Science Fiction, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card’s IGMS, and Cosmos and had multiple books out right now.

By day, Sarina is a public school art teacher, artist, belly dance performer and instructor, copy editor, fashion designer, event organizer and probably a few other things. By night, she writes. As you might imagine, this leaves little time for sleep. You can find info about her short stories and novels on her website:www.sarinadorie.com