Romance Writers of Australia

Romance Writers of Australia (Inc.)

Promoting excellence in romantic fiction
Helping writers become published and maintain strong careers
Providing continuing support and development

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Presenter: Carla Caruso

They say “you have to know where you have been to know where you are going”. And this certainly applies to romance fiction. To write in the genre, it’s a good idea to have an understanding of the greats of bygone eras and the stories that have defined the decades. In doing so, you can see how romance fiction has transformed and what books continue to influence today’s tales. If you’ve always wanted an excuse to read a Jilly Cooper bonkbuster or to give The Thorn Birds a whirl, the time is now. Get ‘up to speed’ on the romance fiction trends from the ‘70s to now with this workshop/retro-tastic book club. 

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Course Dates: 02/05/2016 - 29/05/2016

Cost: RWA-Member - $30.00  Non RWA-Member - $40.00

Registration limited to: Unlimited

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Benefits of Joining RWA

Romance Writers of Australia is a professional organisation for writers of romantic fiction with more than 900 members, including best-selling authors and hot new talents. Benefits include:

  • Monthly Newsletter: Hearts Talk is packed with craft articles, writing tips and the latest market information
  • Forums: Online loops where writers trade publishing news, advice and research tips
  • Bootcamps: Online intensive writing training for writers with celebrated authors and experts
  • Annual Conference: Workshops, networking and meetings with editors and agents
  • Writing Groups & Critique Partners: Writers are matched with other writers for advice and support
  • Contests: Feedback, prizes and a chance to have your work read by an agent or acquiring editor

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Bootcamp, Critique Register, Roadshow... without these I would still be beavering away in isolation writing mistargeted, hybrid, wrong-length manuscripts on flimsy paperstock with irredeemable heroes and overly complicated plots. I cannot imagine a single thing on the 'must have' list that RWAus does not supply to anyone who needs it.  
Nikki Logan

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Writer Judges Required

Want to judge for our contests? We’re looking for RWA members of any experience level, published or unpublished, to be writer judges for our contests. It’s a great way to learn about your own writing craft, as well as help others. You’ll be judging entries in digital format and returning scoresheets via email. If you’d like to judge, please contact the Writer Judge Coordinator, Margaret Midwood, on

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RWA is an organisation entirely run by volunteers. If you'd like to help in some way, email