Join us in April 2017 for Mini-Con!  

Damon Suede is back by popular demand and will presenting a full day workshop!

The morning session will be Winning the Promo Game: 
A practical class focused on helping authors develop a personalized promotional strategy that reflects their work and personal style. In this hour, participants will:

  • -establish a customized measure of success.
  • -identify their approach to the challenges of genre fiction promo.
  • -map out a fun, effective plan to promote their work more effectively.
  • -each attendee will leave with a clearer sense of their goals and approach so that they can focus on what matters and what gives them joy... with a list of action items tailored to the kind of career they’re pursuing at the moment.

In the afternoon:
A plotting class even pantsers love… Even when a happy ending is certain, a great plot keeps your writing fresh while amplifying your voice. Learn how to craft a sure-fire structure and launch your story.
We go beyond the bullet points and cookie-cutter structure. Rather hammering one “true” blueprint, we’ll break down major story models from Aristotle to Netflix, identify their seven shared points, and help you develop your own narrative strategy.

(Optional) Saturday night we will be holding a paint night in the hotel's sunroom. An artist will come and teach us how to create our own masterpieces in a few simple steps. There's an extra cost of $30 for that activity. All supplies are included and we will be providing dessert!

Sunday morning,  licensed massage therapist, Paula Sharon, will be teaching sunrise yoga, followed by a full breakfast. Paula will also be offering ten minute chair messages ($10 for ten minutes). There are only 10 slots available so grab your spot ASAP. Check out isn't until noon, so you can write or plot the morning away. 

Cost: Members: $75 and $90 for non members.

Meals: Two full breakfast buffets and one buffet lunch. Dinner Saturday night is on your own.

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017 - Sunday, April 2, 2017

Time:  Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Place: Norwalk Inn & Conference Center (Room block available $89 a night plus tax. Call the hotel and mention Connecticut Romance Writers to book.)

Cancellation deadline: March 20, 2017, 11:59 pm EST. After this date, no refunds will be issued.


April 2017 Mini-Con