Workshops

I’ve taught many workshops, usually for RWA chapters, and continue to do so. Most of them are listed below, along with the locations, conferences and dates at which they were taught. To view my upcoming schedule, please visit Booksignings & Workshops.

To discuss the possibility of my speaking at a conference or to your writers’ group, please email me directly. Replace the caps with the appropriate symbol and remove the spaces:

chestwick AT sympatico DOT ca

Full Day Workshops:

Romance 101 – Falling in Love with the Romance Genre and The Business of Writing
Toronto RWA—January 2012
Toronto RWA—January 2009

Romancing the Market: A Survivor’s Guide to Selling in a Volatile Market
Greater Vancouver RWA—June 1999

Half Day Workshops:

The Business of Writing
Ottawa RWA—October 2013
Toronto Romance Writers—January 2012 (part of full day of teaching listed above)
Ottawa RWA—April 2010
Toronto Romance Writers—January 2009 (part of full day of teaching listed above)
Colorado Romance Writers—November 2004
RWA AskAnAuthorALL Listserve—June 2003
Toronto RWA—May 2000
Ottawa RWA—December 2000

One Hour Workshops:

The Holy Grail of Voice
New Jersey RWA Conference—October 2010
Colorado Romance Writers—November 2004
New Jersey RWA Conference—October 2004
Victoria RWA Conference—March 2004
RWA National Conference, New York, NY—July 2003

Structuring—and Selling—a Linked Trilogy of Romances
RWA National Conference Reno, NV—July 2005

Parachute Packing 101—Survival Tips for a Volatile Market
Greater Seattle RWA Emerald City Conference—October 2009
Lake County Romance Writers Book Lover’s Breakfast—June 2000

Welcome to my World: Worldbuilding as Easy as 1-2-3
Colorado Romance Writers—November 2004
FF&P Mini-Con RWA National Conference Washington, DC—July 2000

Writing and Selling Paranormal and Fantasy Romance
Colorado Romance Writers—November 2004
Toronto Romance Writers—September 2003
RWA Victoria Royal Rendezvous Conference—March 1998

Making Settings Come Alive
Marshlands RWA Novel Ideas Conference—June 1999
Ottawa RWA—September 1998
Toronto RWA—September 1998
RWA Victoria Royal Rendezvous Conference—March 1998
RWA Buffalo Conference—September 1994
Sea to Sky Conference Greater Vancouver RWA—March 1994

The Secret of Your Own Success
Greater Vancouver RWA Sea to Sky Conference—March 1994
RWA Buffalo Conference—September 1994
RWA Victoria Royal Rendezvous Conference—March 1998
Marshlands RWA Novel Ideas Conference—June 1999
Ottawa RWA—September 1998
Toronto RWA—September 1998

Conquering the Synopsis
Greater Seattle RWA—October 2009
Toronto RWA—April 2007
Buffalo RWA—June 1998

Online Workshops:

Writing the Historical Romance (one month)
STAR (Southern Tier Authors of Romance) Online Workshop—August 2004

Conquering the Synopsis
Hearts Through History chapter—January 2005

Romancing the Market: A Survivor’s Guide to Selling in a Volatile Market
RWA Online Chapter—June 2003

The Business of Writing
RWA AskAnAuthorALL Listserve—June 2003

Medieval Witchcraft
Hearts Through History RWA Chapter—December 2001
RWA Online Chapter—August 2003

A Lot of Things – but not everything! – That You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Publishing Contracts
RWA AskAnAuthor ALL Online Workshop—November 2004

Writing (and Selling!) Paranormal & Fantasy Romance
RWA AskAnAuthor PRO Listserve—March 2003

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