Orange County Chapter- 32nd Annual Birthday Bash was a Blast!
Heather Bennett of Decadent Publishing was kind enough to invite Heather “Book Savvy” and I as guests to the event held this past Saturday, October 12th in Brea, CA.
If was so nice to meet some of the great Decadent authors: Louisa Bacio, Lex Valentine, Skyler Kade, Lelah Baker-Rabe, Layla Chase, Sabrina Sol, Tammy Machicado… As well as countless others who were in attendance.
OCC RWA is a lovely chapter of dedicated and talented Romance Writers, Including Victoria Dahl; who was the morning speaker. She discussed women characters in fiction and the ability to have a negative female protagonist. She also referenced Judy Bloom and being able to relate to character in a novel and authors that go beyond what society expects. If was a wonderful Q & A.
Probably the most ingenious Speaker was Heather Bennett from Decadent Publishing. She incorporated a hunky photo of Julian Christian, cover model, into her presentation of the Anatomy of Writing. The fine points consisted of the following:
Heart: Your writing- Exercising your skills
Legs: Research- You must be accurate in the story, Readers WILL notice
Ears: Listen to what people say about your writing (except family & parents, they will lie to you, lol)
Face: Your writing persona, Who do you want to be?
Sex: Lots!…wait no that not it. Sweet, exotic, x-rated; what is going to be your style? Don’t write a story around the sex, write sex into your story.
Brain: Marketing- Social Media, make it work for you. Connect with your readers and get new ones.
Stomach: Feed your creativity. You need to stay writing. Blog, tweet, post, journal…what ever it takes.
Feet: GET OUT THERE!, Meet your readers.
OCCRWA had a huge selection of baskets and prizes they raffled off at the end of the day.
Heather made out and won 2 of the baskets donated by authors and publishers…Can you see the look of glee on her face?
Books do that.
Heather is loving her KMM book
Heather and her book booty
I didn’t walk away empty handed, I too won a basket!
Thanks again to OCCRWA for the invite and Decadent Publishing for asking Got Fiction team to attend the event.
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