Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting–Saturday, June 6, 2015 – Lisa Wells will present “Learn how to craft dialogue that carries power!”

Lisa Wells

In her presentation “Learn how to craft dialogue that carries power!“, Lisa will show us how to:

• Check your manuscript to see if your dialogue has the essential ingredients of great dialogue.
• Weed out the most common dialogue flaws.
• Learn techniques to craft dialogue that will emotionally impact (manipulate) the reader.

Lisa Wells is a 25-year veteran educator. For the past 18 years, she’s enjoyed a rollercoaster journey called: The School Counselor – Dramas, Dreams, and Destinies. Add the theme song to Jaws, and you have the feel for this fun ride.

Author of DIBS, a sexy romance, nominated as Debut Book That Rocks and Best Book of The Year, Lisa believes writers should never quit studying their craft. Her Dialogue class was born out of a treasure trove of information she discovered while studying dialogue from a screenwriter’s perspective.

Represented by Literary Agent, Tish Beaty. In August, her book THE SEDUCTION OF KINLEY FOSTER will be released by Entangled Publishing as part of their What Happens in Vegas series.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.wells.737

Twitter @lisawells1

ORA meets in the Frisco Room at The Library Station on N. Kansas Expressway in Springfield, MO at 1 p.m.

Join our critique group from 10 a.m. to Noon. Want your work reviewed by talented writers and published authors? Bring twenty copies of up to five pages of your work to share for critique or just listen and offer advice.

 

Authors at Art Walk during Springfield’s First Friday Art Walk – July 3, 2015

ORA is participating in yet another First Friday Art Walk with our signature event, Authors At Art Walk! It’s Friday, July 3, 2015, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., at BookMarx (325 E. Walnut St., Ste 101, Springfield, MO 65806, 417-501-1062). www.Facebook.com/BookMarxbooks

Please show up, support our members, and make sure it’s a fun night. There is no charge to attend First Friday Art Walk. You will have the chance to meet these authors, purchase their books, and have them signed. We look forward to seeing you!

Participating authors:

* S.J. MacMillian — http://www.mcmillansj.com/

S.J. MacMillian* Susan Keene — http://www.amazon.com/Susan-Keene/e/B00DJTSKGK

Susan Keene

* Yvonne Erwin — http://www.amazon.com/Yvonne-Erwin/e/B007M0KQPK

Yvonne Erwin* T. Sue VerSteeg — http://tsueversteeg.com/

T. Sue VerSteeg

 

Authors at Art Walk during Springfield’s First Friday Art Walk – August 7, 2015

ORA is participating in yet another First Friday Art Walk with our signature event, Authors At Art Walk! It’s Friday, August 7, 2015, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., at the Park Central Branch Library (128 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO 65806, 417-831-1342).

Please show up, support our members, and make sure it’s a fun night. There is no charge to attend First Friday Art Walk. You will have the chance to meet these authors, purchase their books, and have them signed. We look forward to seeing you!

Participating authors:

* Wanda Fittro — http://www.amazon.com/Wanda-Kay-Fittro/e/B00LDWT546/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Wanda Fittro

 

ORACon 2015 – September 19, 2015

The date for Ozarks Romance Authors Annual Conference (ORACon) has been set! It will be held Saturday, September 19, 2015 at University Plaza in Springfield, MO.

University PlazaYou are invited to Ozarks Romance Authors’ Annual Fiction Writers’ Conference! This event is not just for romance writers. The fundamentals of good writing are universal, and you will learn vital information about the publishing industry, no matter the genre you write. Stay tuned for more details as plans are confirmed. We will also announce the winners for the 2015 Weta Nichols Fiction Writing Contest, named in honor of the woman who founded our group in 1987, the late novelist Weta Nichols. (Get more details here.)

We’ll be announcing our fantastic lineup of speakers soon, so clear your calendar and save the date!

 

Mega Critique Group & Write-In Event – January 2, 2016

Instead of our regular monthly meeting, we are holding this special event for the fifth year in a row! It’s Saturday, January 2, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Creamery Arts Center, 411 North Sherman Parkway, Springfield, MO.

Spend your Saturday with members of two area non-profit writers’ groups to get your writing year off to a great start. Watch here for more details as the date gets closer.

2 thoughts on “Upcoming Events

  1. Hi Sue,
    We show that you made a $5 donation for lunch, but don’t see you on the registration page. Can you please try that part again so we’ll have all your info? That’s the list the informational emails will be sent to. Thanks.

  2. Here are directions to the The Creamery in case the welcome email does not include them.

    –> Take MO-13 south to Springfield (89.1 mi)
    –> MO-13 turns into N Kansas Expy
    –> Turn left onto W Chestnut Expy/I-44 Bus Loop E (1.7 mi)
    Chestnut Expy is 0.1 miles past Chestnut St. If you are on N Kansas Expy and reach Phelps St you’ve gone a little too far
    –> Turn right onto N Sherman Pkwy (0.2 mi)
    Sherman Pkwy is 0.2 miles past Washington Ave. If you reach National Ave you’ve gone about 0.3 miles too far
    –> 411 N SHERMAN PKWY is on the right, just past Phelps St
    If you reach Trafficway St you’ve gone a little too far

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