Eastside Romance Writers Association, Eastside RWA

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Guests are always welcome! :) You are free to attend two meetings (unless they say "Members Only") before we ask you to join. 

If you'd like to join us for dinner, email dana@danadelamar.com by noon the day prior. Reservations will be under "Eastside RWA." For more information about dinner, see "Dinner Details" below.

Jodi Ashland - Using Software Tools To Keep Track Of Your Writing - For Pantsers and Plotters
Tuesday,  September 11, 2018, 7pm
Angelo's Restaurant, 1830 130th Ave NE, Bellevue, 98005, 425.883.2777 


Most authors use software tools in their day to day writing. Whether you use Microsoft Office, Word, or writing tools like Scrivener, you probably only use the basics to get you by. But what about using these tools to help keep track of your writing? 

Ever move scenes around and then in later edits realize you have two scenes with the same POV back to back, or a scene that happens on a Saturday evening, is now taking place after Tuesday morning and on the same day? We’ll review how to create meta data to help keep track of these elements in each scene and how you can easily see them in a single view (in Word or Scrivener) to see where you are missing your mark. Meta data examples include, POV, day of the week, time of day, setting, characters, and tracking romance, mystery, suspense, and/or humor elements to ensure you are hitting your mark.

In this workshop, you’ll see real life examples of how you can use software such as Word, Excel, OneNote, and Scrivener to track your writing and how to ensure you are effectively incorporating various craft elements into your story such as Goal, Motivation, Conflict by Deborah Dixon, Save the Cat principles by Blake Snyder, or The Snowflake Method by Randy Ingermanson.


Jodi Ashland is an award-winning author of romantic suspense. If you enjoy reading about empowered women who overcome adversity, the flawed sexy heroes who love them, and action-packed mystery and suspense, then you’ll love Jodi Ashland’s books. Jodi has a B.S. in Information Systems and an M.B.A. but has also pursued her true passion: writing novels and poems. She is a mother of two and a cancer survivor, kayaker, skier, gardener, camper, and lover of all things outdoors. Visit http://www.jodiashland.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! :)

Dana Delamar 
Eastside RWA President

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