Las Vegas Romance Writers - RWA -- Mini Conference in a Day

We have a special all-day program scheduled for January. Our Mini Conference in a Day is a great opportunity to learn some "behind the scenes" tricks to our trade. The program will begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:00 pm with a 1 hr lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.

The Theme for 2012 Mini Conference in a Day is The Book's Done; Now What?, setting us up for the rest of the year in the Las Vegas Romance Writers. Our Keynote speaker is Deborah Coonts, author of Wanna Get Lucky? and Lucky Stiff, with her newest release So Damn Lucky expected out Feb. 28th 2012.

Schedule is as follows:

9:00 am Opening remarks and annoucements

9:30 - 10:20 Rebecca Andrews How to Insert Millennium Phrases into a Completed Manuscript
10:30 - 12:00 Deborah Coonts How to Have a Family AND be a Professional Writer
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 Kelle Bailey 12 Steps of Intimacy in Romance Writing
2:00 - 2:50 Sherry Smith Getting Into the Mood (Interactive)
3:00 - 3:50 Natascha Jaffa Self-Editing; Making the Hard Choices

The cost for our conference is: $15 LVRWA members, $20 non-LVRWA members, and lunch is included. Please plan on paying before the event using PayPal. Payment instructions can be found on our website:

The program will start promptly at 9:00 am and will end at 4:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

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  • Joyce B.

    Another great program presented by the Las Vegas Romance Writers. Joyce Brennan

    January 22, 2012

  • Diane C.

    Mini Conference was a great event. Deborah Coonts is an inspiring speaker with lots of humorous stories. The other speakers were very good, as well. I learned a lot and am inspired to write.

    January 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great collection of speakers and topics! I had a great time and was so glad to see so many people attend. Thanks to all the speakers and attendees. I'll post pictures soon! :)

    January 22, 2012

  • Karen J.

    Sherri, I completely enjoyed myself and came away with new knowledge from each speaker. Deborah Coonts is a crucible of well chosen words and wit. Your writing exercise was great fun and certainly heated up the room a notch. I took copious amounts of notes and feel highly inspired.

    January 22, 2012

  • R.M. S.

    Can I say how much fun I had at this mini conference? Well, I did. It was so informative and a good time. Author, Deborah Coonts, was a hoot, and so inspirational. Kellie, Rebecca, Natacha, totally awesome speakers! And Diane, a trooper for stepping in at the last minute with a great talk. As for me, I hope everyone enjoyed the interaction and walked away with a desire to inspire through their characters. I always feel so awesome when I spend the day with writers!

    1 · January 21, 2012

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