Eastside Romance Writers Association, Eastside RWA

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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, 6/8. For more information about dinner, see "Dinner Details" below.

Rose Lerner -- Making Your Protagonist's Job Work for You
Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 7pm <--dinner starts at 5pm
Angelo's Restaurant, 1830 130th Ave NE, Bellevue, 98005, 425.883.2777 


Our jobs shape us. Whether your heroine is a scientist, a homemaker, a fast food worker, or a demon hunter, she spends countless hours every week working and thinking about work, and she has for most of her life. If you take the time to really think about how your protagonist’s profession affects her personality and worldview, you’ll see the results in the added depth, naturalism, and uniqueness of your characterization.

In this workshop, Rose will give you a detailed guide to using your protagonists' jobs as a lense while writing. We'll do interactive exercises and brainstorming sessions, ranging from job skills and the economic nitty-gritty to deep POV and story structure.


Rose Lerner discovered Georgette Heyer when she was thirteen, and wrote her first historical romance a few years later. Her writing has improved since then, but her fascination with all things Regency hasn't changed. Rose is a cook by day, and by night she writes historical romance for Samhain. She was voted Best Debut Author in the AllAboutRomance 2011 Readers Poll, and the first book in her Regency small-town series, Sweet Disorder, was one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2014. Her protagonists include a chemist, an innkeeper, an army officer, a con artist, a valet, a maid-of-all-work, and a confectioner. Visit roselerner.com to find out more!

  • 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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