Last updated: 5/25/2016
Next Meeting: June 18, 2016
Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Saturday of each month
three miles north of Forest Lake Exit on I-35
from 10 a.m. - 12:30
Join us for breakfast and conversation at 8:30 at the Village Inn prior to the meeting. (Guests age 18 and over are welcome.)
Purpose of NLW
To advance the professional interests of career-focused writers through networking, information, and education, and to provide continuing support for writers within the romance publishing industry.
Romance Writers of America
10:00-10:15 Meet and Greet
10:15 Start of short business meeting
Social time after program
Program: Sagging Middles - No this isn't about sit-ups!
The sagging middle is between the opening and the climax of a book. Many writers lose control and motivation in these intervening chapters because they forget the purposes of the middle. (Hint: It’s not just to join the beginning and the end!)
The hardest part of any writing project is its midpoint. That’s where the momentum that propelled you through the first scenes slows but the final scenes have yet to beckon you onward. Becoming lost in the middle of your book is usually a problem with the story structure.
Many novels falter and fail at this stage, but you can avoid sagging middles and finish your book. We’ll discuss how to recognize a sagging middle and tips and tricks to keep your middle firm and pacing taut.