Next Meeting

May 17, 2014

Real History and Research – How, How Much, When and When Not to Use It!

The Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Ave., Iselin, NJ 08830

Terri Brisbin

So are you a romance writer who sets their stories in historical periods or a researcher/historian who writes romance novels? Do your contemporary or paranormal stories have enough detail about their own ‘world’? How much research do you need to be accurate or do you need to be accurate at all? And, while we’re talking about it, how do you find and integrate research information and tidbits into your story without obviously teaching? Terri, the author of more than 30 historical, time-travel and paranormal romances, will discuss the basics of research – why, how much, how to, when and when not—and the process of using it or ignoring it when you write. (For writers at all levels).

Schedule

9:00am: Board Meeting
10:30am: General Meeting
12:00pm: Morning program
1:00pm: Lunch
2:00pm: Afternoon program

Directions

New Jersey Southbound/Northbound — Garden State Parkway to exit 131A, hotel is on right at the first traffic light.

Newark Liberty International Airport/NYC — New Jersey Turnpike South Exit 11, Garden State Parkway North to Exit 131A, hotel is on right at first traffic light.

Staten Island — Outerbridge Crossing to Route 440. Garden State Parkway North to Exit 131A, hotel is on right at first traffic light.

Philadelphia — New Jersey Turnpike North to Exit 11 Garden State Parkway North to Exit 131A, hotel is on right at first traffic light.

Upcoming Meetings

Real History and Research – How, How Much, When and When Not to Use It!
Terri Brisbin
May 17, 2014

How much research do you need to be accurate or do you need to be accurate at all? Come find out from Terri, who will discuss the basics of research and the process of using it, or ignoring it, when you write.

The Novel as Love Poem: Using the Techniques of Poetry to Strengthen Your Prose
Nancy Herkness
June 21, 2014

This hands-on workshop for writers explores ways to make prose more vivid through the use of poetic methods such as word choice, sound, rhythm and image control.

No Meeting due to RWA
NJRW
July 2014

TBA
TBA
August 16, 2014

TBD

TBA
TBA
September 20, 2014

TBD

Put Your Heart in a Book Conference
NJRW
October 17 - 18, 2014

TBA
TBA
November 15, 2014

TBD

Holiday Meeting
NJRW
December 16, 2014

TBD

Previous Meetings

Anniversary Party
April 12, 2014

Understanding Motives and Building Suspense from an Investigator's Perspective
March 22, 2014

Cuddles and Critiques
February 15, 2014

Pitch Perfect & Blurbalicious: How to Present Your Project with Maximum Agent-Editor-Reader Appeal
January 25, 2014

December Meeting and Holiday Get-together
December 14, 2013

Why Don’t They Get Together On Page Three: The Barrier in Your WIP
November 16, 2013

NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference
October 18 - 19, 2013

Another Day with Harlequin
September 21, 2013

Bring Everything but the Kitchen Sink
August 17, 2013

No Meeting Due to RWA National Conference
July 20, 2013

Harlequin Day: Presented by Harlequin and NJRW
June 15, 2013

NJRW Special Event: Before You Hit Send Master Editing Workshop
May 18, 2013

So You Think You Want to Blog?
April 20 2013

Come into My World
March 16, 2013

JeRoWriRo Share Session
February 16, 2013

Future Trends of Romance
January 19, 2013

December Meeting and Holiday Get-together
December 8, 2012

Soldiers, Sailors, & Airmen - Oh My!
November 17, 2012

NJRW Conference
Oct 12-13, 2012

How To Be Your Own PR Person
September 15, 2012

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August 18, 2012

No meeting due to RWA National Conference
July 21, 2012

Hips Don’t Lie: Body Language between the Sexes
June 16, 2012

How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Social Media
May 19, 2012

Special Event
April 21, 2012

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Our Next Meeting

Topic: Real History and Research – How, How Much, When and When Not to Use It! with Terri Brisbin
When: May 17, 2014
Where: The Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Ave., Iselin, NJ 08830

Terri Brisbin How much research do you need to be accurate or do you need to be accurate at all? Come find out from Terri, who will discuss the basics of research and the process of using it, or ignoring it, when you write.

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