December 14: MargaRitas
Celebrate the funniest awards with good friends. Banquet, cash bar, zaniness.
MargaRitas – Saturday 12/14/13 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mill on the River in South Windsor (same place as the last two years, 989 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT 06074).
The cost will be $33 a person. Significant others and friends welcome.
Caesar salad. The dessert is apple strudel. The toast is a mimosa.
Available entrees: Beef Bourganion, Bell & Evans Chicken, Butter Beurre Salmon, Eggplant Parmesian (the vegetarian entree).
Regular Meeting Schedule
Critique Group: 9:30
Business Meeting: 11:00
Craft Corner: 11:30
Bonus Session: 2:00
Monthly Meetings are held at:
Holiday Inn Conference Center, 201 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473
Special Holiday Session – MargaRitas
Main Talk: None
Craft Corner: None
Bonus Session: None
Previous Meeting Topics
Jim Chianese: Ghosthunting
Alice Orr: What a Character: creating characters with agent/editor appeal
Rachael Dugas: Pitchfest
Blanche Marriott: Self-Pubbing: Do-It-Yourself
Lisa Verge Higgins, Shelley Noble (Freydont), and Lisa Dale: Writing Women’s Fiction–Hitting the Sweet Spot
Kristan Higgins: Countdown to Launch: Ways to Prepare for Your Book Release
Brittany Geragotelis, Build a Fanbase, Build a Career
Rebecca Rose: Storyboarding
Gina Ardito: Hips Don’t Lie: Body Language Between the Sexes
How well do you know your characters? Come find out as we Speed Date Your Hero/Heroine!
Leslie Waigner: Fifty Shades of Characterization
Sandi Shelton: Women’s Fiction Author, Blogger and Journalist
Jenna Kernan: 40 Things I wished I knew before I was published
CT Fiction Fest 2012: Keynote Speaker – Sherry Thomas
Julia Quinn: Dialogue: It’s More than What You Say
Lori Avacato: Suspense with Humor
Sara Humphreys: The WOW Factor
Hillary Rettig: The Seven Secrets of the Prolific
Barbara Wallace: The Hero’s Journey
Going Deep: Creating an Unbreakable Bond with Readers by Toni Andrews
Mia Marlowe: My Husband Married a Hooker: Peppering Your Prose with Hooks
Kristan Higgins: Countdown to Launch: Promotion and Preparation for Your Book Release
Eric Ruben, Agent & Attorney, on ADD, Stand-Up Comedy and What He Looks for in a Client
Laura Moore on Writing a Trilogy
Horror Writer Fran Friel on Overhauling Your Manuscript
Rescue Me Panel
Writing Dialogue with USA-Today bestselling author Kristan Higgins