Eastside Romance Writers Association, Eastside RWA

Eastside Romance Writers
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We meet for dinner beforehand (at 5:00) at Angelo’s in the banquet room (ask for Eastside RWA). If you would like to join us for dinner, please email dana@danadelamar.com by Monday, 1/12. For more information about dinner, see "Dinner Details" below.

Darlene Panzera -- Solid Story Structure
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7pm <--Dinner starts at 5 PM
Angelo's Restaurant, 1830 130th Ave NE, Bellevue, 98005, 425.883.2777 


The key to writing any great story begins with character. But after you create a 3-dimensional cast complete with specific views, motivation, goals, and personality traits--then what? Learning to develop solid story structure will keep your characters on track as they change and grow and make decisions that will affect the ultimate success of their story journey. This intensive, deep-story class includes a template and 5 page handout. To lock in the elements discussed, the last part of the workshop will analyze story structure of several prominent movies and show how all parts fit together to move character, emotions, and plot. Beneficial for any level of writer but especially geared for the intermediate writer who wants to advance to the next level.


Darlene Panzera writes sweet, fun-loving romance and is a member of the Romance Writers of America's Greater Seattle and Peninsula chapters. She's written several short stories and novellas but her career launched when her novella, THE BET, was picked by Avon Books and NY Times best-selling author Debbie Macomber to be published with Debbie's own, FAMILY AFFAIR. The expanded version, BET YOU'LL MARRY ME, was later released as a full-length novel and became a finalist for the Best Book Award sponsored by the  Greater Detroit RWA. The first title in her current series, THE CUPCAKE DIARIES, hit the Retailers Top 100 on the Barnes and Noble Nook with a debut at #7 for overall sales.  Darlene says, "I love writing stories that inspire people to laugh, value relationships, and pursue their dreams." Visit her website: www.darlenepanzera.com

  • Do not feel obligated to buy dinner at the restaurant. However, since the restaurant is giving us the space for free, it would be nice of us to have dinner there when feasible (no pressure though; we know some folks don't have the time or have budgets to stick to).
  • The restaurant can accommodate gluten-free or other special dietary requests; just ask the server. 
  • If you can't make it at 5:00 for dinner, you can still order dinner if you get there later; just please be there to place your order by 6:40ish so that we don't interrupt our speaker.
We'd love to see you there! :)

Jodi Ashland
Eastside RWA President

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