Image of Williamson County Public LibraryOur meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the month from
10:00 am until 12:00 pm at the Williamson County Public Library unless otherwise noted.

Williamson County Public Library 1314 Columbia Avenue 
Franklin, TN  37064

Prospective members and guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings prior to joining.

Individuals must hold membership in Romance Writers of America in order to join Music City Romance Writers.

JUNE 17, 2017
The Artful Critique: Feedback without Fury, Fear, or Flailing by Beth Pattillo

One of a writer’s most valuable resources is a good critique. Whether it’s from an editor, a contest judge, or a critique partner, appropriate feedback helps us to grow as writers and refine our craft.

Join us as we review the ‘do’s and dont’s’ of critiquing as well as discuss what makes some critiques more valuable than others. Then we’ll have some time for open critiques, so bring a few pages of your work in progress to read and receive feedback. Even if you’re not yet ready to share, you can learn a lot from listening to others’ work being critiqued!

JULY 15, 2017
Intro to Canva by Marianne Donley

An interactive workshop on how to start using Canva to create visual content (blog graphics, Facebook posts, business cards, etc). Canva is free (mostly). You will need a laptop computer, an iPad or an iPhone, and Internet access.

AUGUST 19, 2017

Self-Editing Techniques to Take Your Book from Drab Draft to Fabulous Final by Charissa Weaks

Whether self-publishing or polishing a novel for querying, self-editing is an essential skill. Fine-tuning this part of the writing craft builds author confidence, which in turn creates a greater sense of command in the finished product. Have you ever picked up a novel and--after reading a paragraph or page--known you were in good hands? Self-editing is how you build that kind of reader trust. It will help you hook readers, including agents and editors for those seeking the traditional publication route, and it will keep them coming back for more.

Join us as we cover the three focuses of the self-editing process: Revising, Editing, and Proofreading. Charissa will provide attendees with in-depth and updatable checklists for each category. 

SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
September Day-Long Workshop – Deb Dixon’s ‘Book In A Day’!

We are fortunate to host the one and only Deb Dixon on Saturday, September 16, for a day-long workshop. Deb is the author of the classic book, “Goal, Motivation, and Conflict” as well as an award-winning author and the publisher of Belle Books. Deb’s ‘Book In A Day’ workshop is suited for writer’s at all experience levels and combines her classic GMC with the Hero’s Journey. Character and plot in one handy workshop! This is a rare opportunity to hear one of the most informed and insightful writing teachers in the country!

More details will be available soon, and registration will open in mid-June. Mark your calendars now for a terrific and informative event!