March Progam – March 17, 2018 – 1:00 OKC Museum of Art:

Creative Research to Enhance your Creativity – Liz Tyner
Without creativity, a writer is lost. Do you ever wonder what makes a writer able to keep producing manuscript after manuscript? Or how you can reduce the chance of writer’s block? The answer might lie in creative research, both for your novel and your life. This workshop will help you visualize your successful path, and take the steps you need to keep the stories flowing. 

Liz Tyner writes historical romance for Harlequin, a division of HarperCollins Publishers. Her novels have been published in ten countries, including Italy and Sweden. She has written articles for regional and trade publications, and enjoys talking about writing almost as much as she enjoys creating her characters.


*** Special Event Sponsored by Oklahoma Romance Writers of America:

Donald Maass Workshop: 

THE EMOTIONAL CRAFT OF FICTION: How to Tell the Story Beneath the Surface – The emotional effect of fiction on readers is a craft.  Based on psychological research and study of what makes novels emotionally gripping, this intensive workshop takes participants beyond showing or telling to create an emotional journey for readers—one unseen but nevertheless deeply felt and ultimately unforgettable.

This is an intensive, hands-on workshop for advanced fiction writers.  Participants should bring a WIP and writing materials.

This is one event you do not want to miss!!

Space is limited, so register early!!

When: May 19, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Embassy Suites in Oklahoma City1815 S Meridian Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Special Event Rate: $110.00 per night (King or Double Beds – Double Occupancy) – Call the number below and mention you are registering for the Oklahoma Romance Writers event.

Phone(405) 682-6000

Registration fee (Includes a buffet lunch at the hotel):

Early Bird Special if you register by January 31, 2018!!

OKRWA Members: $100.00

Non-OKRWA Members: $125.00

On or after February 1, 2018, the fee will be:

OKRWA Members: $125.00

Non-OKRWA Members: $150.00

Register Here

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Bio: A literary agent in New York, Donald Maass’s agency sells more than 150 novels every year to major publishers in the U.S. and overseas.  He is the author of The Career Novelist (1996), Writing the Breakout Novel (2001), Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook (2004) and The Fire in Fiction (2009), Writing 21st Century Fiction (2012) and The Emotional Craft of Fiction (2016).  He is a past president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc.


August 19, 2017 Program

Writing Body Language – how to show emotions through actions and expressions of your characters instead of telling them by Silver James

Multi-published award-winning hybrid author Silver James likes to take walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. She writes sexy contemporary romances for Harlequin Desire, and self-publishes several sexy paranormal romantic suspense and urban fantasy series.Her 34th book released in June, and the 7th book in her Harlequin Desire Red Dirt Royalty series released in July.


Meetings held the 3rd Saturday of the month.

Regular Meeting Times:

  • Monthly Morning Program: 10:00-11:30 pm
  • Monthly Afternoon Program: 1:00-2:15 pm
  • Business Meeting: 2:15-2:45 pm
  • Lunch in the Cafe 11:30 before each meeting held at the museum. Email Mary Jo Springer to rsvp if you plan to lunch with your fellow chapter members
  • Prospective members may attend two meetings before joining

Location: OKC Museum of Art

Map, Directions, and Parking

Due to continuing downtown street construction, allow plenty of time for parking.

Parking in downtown
Parking is free at some street-side parking spots on Saturday and Sundays, and major holidays. Please check the signs where you park to make sure and to avoid parking tickets. For more information on downtown parking, visit http://www.parkingokc.com/

2017 OKRWA Executive Officers

President: Mary Jo Springer
President Elect: Debi Rogers
Vice President of Communications (Programs): Tianne Quoetone
Treasurer: Christy Gronlund
Secretary: Anna Kittrell