GDRW meets the third Tuesday of every month via Zoom from 7:30 - 10:00 p.m., except for December.
We are dedicated to supporting the writing goals of all our members through networking, featured speakers covering topics on craft or business, critique sessions, and pitch practice. We work to provide a stimulating and productive environment for both the aspiring and the professional writer.
For more information, click on the month.
January - Gwyn Jordan
July - Sierra London
Gwyn Jordan - Gold Dust Literary Agency
Sierra London - Marketing Presentation
February - Laurie Schnebly Campbell
August - Anjanette Barr
Laurie Schnebly Campbell - " Creating Your Hero's Fatal Flaw"
Anjanette Barr - "Traditional vs. Indie Publishing"
March - Sylvia Hubbard
September - Shelley Adina
Sylvia Hubbard - "Winning with Kindle Vella"
"Back-Cover Copy: A Hands-on Workshop"
April - Melanie Harlow
October - TBD
Melanie Harlow - "Writing "Unputdownable" Romance"
May - Jessica Errera
November - TBD
Literary Agent with the Jane Rotrosen Agency NYC
June - Becca Syme
December - Holiday Party
Better Faster Learning Academy
Members of GDRW are welcome to join us at a location to be announced on the second Tuesday of December at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate another year of our chapter, recognize the winner of our Joan Shapiro service award for 2023, receive prizes, and have fun!
A Recap of 2022 Speakers
Jan - Betina Krahn - "Publishing Over the Long Haul"
Feb - Shirley Jump
Mar - All Things Writerly Chat
Apr - Belle Calhoune & Reese Ryan - "Building Community in Diverse Small Town Romance"
May - Nancy Gideon - "Produce Without Excuse"
Jun - Nancy Yeaman - "Development: From Book to Television Movie"
Jul - Angelina Lopez - "How to Create Alpha Heroines Readers Will Root For"
Aug - LGBTQ+ Panel with Heather Novak, Celia Mulder, and Ava March
Sept - Beverly Jenkins
Oct - Meg Easton - "Writing Description That Will Immerse Readers in Your Story"
Nov - Zoe York
Dec - Holiday Party
How to Join...
Membership in GDRW is open to all persons seriously pursuing a writing career in the romance genre. Click button to find out more.