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Next Meeting May 8

PJ Schnyder on Advanced Social Media Management. Learn about building an author brand, developing content to attract your target audience and standing out in the crowd.

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Next Meeting April 17

Kimberly Kincaid on How To Write A Successful Novella! She will discuss the components of successful romantic fiction and how to apply those ingredients to crafting shorter works.

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Next Meeting March 20

Terri Brisbin speaks about hooks and how to use them! Hooks are parts of our stories that keep all the other story elements moving forward. Whether a plot point, an opening or closing sentence, an emotional stage or an expected pause, hooks grab the reader’s attention.

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Next Meeting February 20

No matter what genre your stories fall into -traditional romance, steamy love story, romantic thriller or suspense, historical fiction, inspirational – conflict drives the plot and action.

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Next Meeting January 16

Plotboarding with Diana Peterfreund. Learn how to visualize the structure and subplots of your novel for a seamless, balanced, perfectly woven story that keeps your readers enthralled all the way through.

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2014 Election Results

Congratulations and a big thank you to our Board, Committee Chairs and Liaisons for 2014!

Board of Directors:
President: Christi Barth
Vice President: Laura Thomson
Vice President Communications (includes publicity & website liaison & newsletter): Janet Mullany
Treasurer: Toni Picker
Secretary: Shelley Greene

Chairs:
*Publicity: Patricia Eimer
*Facebook Liaison: Leslye Reaves
*Twitter Liaison: Jamaila Brinkley
*Website Liaison: Leslye Reaves
Programming: Anna Genest and Donna Blake
Hospitality: Kira Decker and Kathleen Rybarczyk
PAN Liaison: Stephanie Dray
PRO Liaison: Loni Glover
Indie Liaison: Amy Villalba
Critique Group: Robin Covington
Online Workshop Coordinator: Eliza Knight
Baltimore Book Festival: Laura Kaye
Assistant BBF Chair: Lea Nolan

Next meeting November 21

Romance: It’s no laughing matter, with Janet Mullany. Why, and what, makes us laugh and what does this have to do with writing? In this workshop we’ll take a look at how and when to introduce comedy into romance to enhance the love story and conflict. more »

Your Chapter Needs You!

Please consider running for a position on our 2014 Board of Directors or chairing a committee. Here’s a list of the positions/members who are volunteering to run for office in our 2014 Election that will be held at the November 2013 meeting.

For more information on positions and nominations click here (requires yahoo login). The slate as of October 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm is as follows:

Board of Directors

President: Christi Barth
Vice President: Laura Thomson
Vice President Communications(includes publicity & website liaison & newsletter): Janet Mullany*
Treasurer: Toni Picker
Secretary: Shelley Greene

* Publicity: Patricia Eimer and Jamaila Brinkley
*Website Liaison: OPEN

Chairs

Programming: OPEN
Hospitality: Kira Decker and Kathleen Rybarczyk
PAN Liason: Stephanie Dray
PRO Liason: Loni Glover
Indie Liason: Eliza Knight
Crit Group: Robin Covington
Online Workshop Coordinator: Eliza Knight
Baltimore Book Festival: Laura Kaye
Assistant BBF Chair: Lea Nolan

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