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Want to get published?

Find out how!

The 2016 Writers Forum can help you on your way toward publication. We’re happy to offer this wonderful opportunity to help you achieve your literary goals. Join us on April 9, 2016 for the 2016 Writers Forum hosted by the Rome Area Writers.

We’re so pleased to have Victoria Wilcox join us for this very special day. Victoria is the author of a historical fiction trilogy about the life of Doc Holliday (Southern Son, The Saga of Doc Holliday ) and is not only a fantastic writer but is also a gifted educator and a dynamic public speaker as well. In our morning session, Victoria will teach you how to shepherd your own writing though the process from manuscript to published book. Then in the afternoon session, she will teach you how to build your author’s platform so you can promote your own work.

We are also pleased to have novelist Janie Dempsey Watts join us. Janie is the author of stories about southern culture, blending regional history with true-to-life fictional characters. Janie will walk you through her own exciting journey of how she took the seed of a story and turned it into the novel Return to Taylor’s Crossing.

The 2016 Writers Forum will be held at WinShape Wilderness on the beautiful mountain campus of Berry College in historic Rome, Georgia.

Click here for registration information.

Come join us!

Meeting – January 14, 2016

Happy new year. Our first meeting of the year will be January 14 at the Rome/Floyd County Library starting at 6:00PM.  Here is what to expect at this month’s meeting.

Officer Elections
2016 Membership Dues  – See Dekie Hicks to pay your $20. Make checks out to Rome Area Writers.
Reading Night – There is no prompt, but please bring  a little piece of whatever you happen to be writing now. We would all like to hear your current project. There is a TEN minute time limit for each reader.
Website Content –  We are taking suggestions for content to be added to the new website. Feel free to contribute.

This should be an exciting meeting and we are all looking forward to seeing you Thursday.

Keep writing!

New Site

To start the new year off with a bang, we have upgraded the platform for the Rome Area Writers’ website. The new platform will allow our leadership to update content and make even more information available to members and non-members alike.

This will be an ongoing transition. Over the next few weeks you will see changes in the way the site looks, content availability, and even some possible uh-oh’s. If there was something that you miss terribly from the old site and want it back, give us a shout via the contact page. That can help us prioritize content that needs transitioning. If you have content that you would like added to the site, you can use the contact us page as well. Or you can bring your suggestion to the next meeting. We are looking for awesome news from our membership that we can help publicize. Things like book and story releases, signings, and other news.

We are trying our best to not have any issues with the transition, but the uh-oh’s are bound to happen. When things like typographical errors, bad links, or even flat-out wrong information occurs on the site, we want your help in identifying them. Please contact us so that we can address these issues as soon as possible.

We are looking forward to the new year with all of the possibilities that we can imagine. Since we are writers, boy-oh-boy, those possibilities are endless.

Happy writing, reading, and enjoying life.