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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 Our mission is to educate, support, and mentor published and unpublished members in the profession of romance writing.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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9am Social hour in the TCB lobby

10am General meeting  –  TCB 218

11:00 Workshop  – TCB 218

March 10, 2018

11 PM

Effective Feedback: How to Give It and What to Do with It


As we enter contest season, it’s a good time to look at feedback.

When you receive it, what should you do with it? When you’re giving it, how can you make sure the writer is able to use it to make their story better? What kind of feedback is most useful at different stages in the writing process? Who should you ask to give feedback, and why?

Join us for a panel including Golden Rose Coordinator Laurel Newberry, third place finisher in the 2017 Golden Rose contest Disa Dawn, and writer and editor Shea McLeod.

We will be looking at the specifics of the Golden Rose contest score sheet and offering ideas for how to give constructive comments that build better writers. This discussion will help with the Golden Rose and other contests as well as when you serve as a critique partner or alpha or beta reader — or just try to incorporate feedback from your writing network or editor.

Bring your questions about the editing process, how to analyze and incorporate feedback, and how to provide useful feedback to your fellow writers.