Online Workshops

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Romancing the Holidays – Writing Holiday Romances

with Rebekah Ganiere

March 1 – March 31, 2022 (4 weeks)

RWF Members: FREE
RWA Members: $30
General Public: $40


Workshop Description

What is the hype with Holiday Romances? Have you ever wondered why so many people write Holiday Romances? Or why there are so many people that read them? This year alone Hallmark will come out with over One Hundred new Holiday Romance Movies!

So what does it take to write a Holiday Romance? When do you publish it? When do Publishers even send out calls for them? Come find the answers. Join the thousands of writers who are publishing Holiday Romance short stories, novellas and novels to move their careers forward. Learn what you need to incorporate into your story. How to write a sci-fi, fantasy or paranormal holiday story and more. 

Come learn what it takes to write in one of the hottest selling sub-genre of Romance!

Presenter Bio

Rebekah is a USA Today Bestselling Author and Award Winning, Emmy Nominated Screenwriter. Her debut novel Dead Awakenings, hit the bestseller list on release day. She has won several awards in both writing and screenwriting. Books in her popular fairytale retelling series Fairelle have won many awards including the Golden Palm and was a finalist for Rone Award as well as won Best Fantasy Series of 2014 from the Paranormal Romance Guild. Her trilogy The Society re-released last year, and her series Wolf River released in 2016. Rebekah is a prolific author releasing upwards of five books a year and is currently working on six different series. 

Rebekah is the former President of the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter of RWA as well as a member of several local and online chapters. In her spare time when she isn’t writing you can find her teaching all over the US and online. Rebekah has been a guest speaker and panelist at San Diego Comic Con, Wondercon, Salt Lake Comic Con, Long Beach Comic Con, Comikaze, Fyrecon and several other Comic Cons on the west coast as well as LTUE, Romantic Times Convention, RWA, InD’Scribe, Genre LA and Authors After Dark and Book Lovers Con. Her first feature film released last year based on her novel Rekindling Christmas and was nominated for an Emmy for Best Picture.

Shape your Ideal Author Career

with Sandy Vaile

RWF Members free with membership

RWA Members: $30
General Public: $40

Dates: 4/4 – 4/29/22  (4 weeks)


Workshop Description

A course for aspiring authors who want to stop feeling overwhelmed by the publishing industry and map the most efficient route to their publication dreams.

This workshop will transform the way you approach your author career, whether you are still writing that first manuscript or have just dipped your toe into publication and want to plan a viable career.

It cuts through the internet noise of all the things they’re supposed to do to succeed as an author, and replaces it with solid industry information from which to make career decisions that suit your personality and lifestyle.

Do these sound familiar?

*Feeling overwhelmed by all the things you’re supposed to do to succeed and all of the conflicting information out there

*Doubting you’ll ever have what it takes to make it in this industry

*Not knowing what information is relevant to you at which stage of your career

*Lacking confidence to put your work out there.

Then you’re not alone.

I have walked in your shoes and understand what you’re going through, and I’m going to share the things I’ve learned during a decade-long journey of trial, error and scraped knees.

Go from wishing for publication to having a practical plan to achieve it.


Sany Vaile is a motorbike-riding daredevil who isn’t content with a story unless there are a courageous heroine and a dead body. She writes romantic-suspense for Simon & Schuster US and empowers modern writers to produce commercial quality fiction.

Sandy is an experienced course presenter with a decade of experience in the industry. She prides herself on providing a nurturing learning environment that enables participants to truly absorb the material and apply it to their own work.

In her spare time, Sandy composes procedures for high-risk industrial processes, judges competitions and runs The Fearless Novelist Facebook group and offers mentoring and critiquing services.

Also connect with Sandy on Facebook and Twitter.


Mindset, Motivation and Well-being A to Z for Writers

Presented by Joy Held

May 2 to May 27 (4 weeks)

FREE to RWF members (join today for $30 and get other workshops FREE)

RWA members: $30

General Public: $40



Mindset, Motivation and Well-being A to Z for Writers presents a host of suggestions for overhauling your writing life inside and out. Some of the topics will resonate and some will need to percolate for a while, but everything from coping with anxiety to applying zero-based thinking can potentially recharge your existence until you are unstoppable in every aspect. These premises apply to more than just writer, but the creative juices needed to produce stories is more draining than it looks.

These concepts could be the missing ingredient you’ve been searching for.

This course will present the ideas and offer outside readings or internet links to explain each one. Course participants will be encouraged to post experiences and thoughts.

Presenter Bio

JOY E. HELD, A.A.S., B.A., M.F.A. is an author, freelance editor, educator, Yoga Alliance Registered yoga and meditation teacher, college English professor, certified “Journal to the Self” facilitator, and workshop presenter with over 500 articles published in trade magazines, newspapers, and literary journals. She has published two historical romance novels. Her nonfiction book Writer Wellness: A Writer’s Path to Health and Creativity, third edition is available from Headline Books, Inc. Joy is a member of Romance Writers of America, The Author’s Guild, and Northeast Ohio RWA where she is Vice President of Communications. She holds degrees in education, journalism, and an M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.

Also Sally Kilpatrick will present a workshop on Characterization in October – Details to follow

Presented by Sally Kilpatrick

October 3rd – 21th (2 weeks)

FREE to RWF members

RWA members: $30

General Public: $40

REGISTER HERE – still under construction


More info to follow

Presenter Bio

Sally Kilpatrick is the USA Today bestselling author of six novels. She has won multiple awards, including the 2018 and 2019 Georgia Author of the Year, the Maggie Award of Excellence, the Booksellers’ Best, and the 2016 Nancy Knight Mentorship Award. She lives in Marietta, Georgia with her dashing husband, two precocious kids, and two persnickety cats. You can find her at or on Twitter as @superwritermom.