Romance Divas’ annual “Not Going to Conference” online conference from July 25-27. The NGTCC is held during the Romance Writers of America’s annual conference, as a treat for those of us who have to stay home. It’s chock-full of workshops on craft, promotion, self-publishing, law, and even has some opportunities to pitch editors.
It’s FREE and isn’t just for romance authors. (Many of the topics are applicable to writers of all genre fiction.)
Moderator: Amanda Brice
Panel: A Year in the Life of a Self-Published Romance Author (with Cate Rowan, Tawny Stokes aka Vivi Anna, Tori Scott, and Anthea Lawson) When: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Presenter: Jodi Henley Workshop: Troubleshooting Plot and Character Arc When: Wednesday
Presenter: Jeanette Murray Workshop: Setting Up Mailchimp When: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Presenter: David Bridger Workshop/Q&A: The Man’s Perspective with David Bridger When: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Presenter: David Bridger Workshop/Q&A: The NSFW Man’s Perspective with David Bridger When: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Editor: Ann Leveille, Ellora’s Cave Event: Accepting pitches of 200-250 words.
Publisher: Carina Press Editors Gina Bernal, Alissa Davis, Mallory Braus, Deborah Nemeth Event: Accepting two-paragraph pitches
Presenter: Amanda Brice Workshop/Q&A: Legally Fiction: Ask an Attorney Your Intellectual Property Law Questions When: Thursday (ask questions until 8 pm EST — general questions ONLY, no specific cases)
Presenter: Gaelen Foley Workshop:Adventures in Self-Publishing: A Bestselling Author Shares How an Indie Side Project Changed Her Perspective on the Writing Career When: Thursday until 9 PM Eastern.
Publisher: Avon Romance (Impulse) Editor: Chelsey Emmelhainz Q&A & 3-5 Sentence Pitches When: Thursday starting at 3 PM Pacific. She will be around for 2 hrs for immediate Q&A questions and then will be sporadic between then and Saturday.
Publisher: Crimson Romance Editor: Jennifer Lawler Format: Q&A and Workshop + 200 word pitches
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group, Editors Chris Keesler and Jill Lumber When: Friday Morning. Will respond by Saturday. Event:250 word pitch
Presenter: Mima Workshop/Conversation: Choose Your Own Ending: Laughter or Tears