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RWA OWL: Pace, Pitch & Perfection.

From the very first line, your book has to hook an editor, agent or reader. With more than 30 books published, Amazon Charts and Kindle #1 bestselling author Soraya M. Lane has successfully written across different genres for different publishing houses, and along the way she’s figured out what makes a great first chapter! To give back to the romance writing community, Soraya wants to share what she’s learned along the way, and help other writers to craft a great first chapter from the very first line. 
Join Soraya to write or deep edit your first chapter, and she’ll give you advice, tips and hands on assistance. Through hand outs, short videos and critiques, you’ll finish the workshop with a first chapter to be proud of! From starting your story in the right place to making your trope and/or conflict work in a unique way for your characters, Soraya wants to make YOU stand out from the crowd! 

This course will run for four weeks. 
Lessons will be disseminated each week in a downloadable PDF handout, along with short YouTube videos and regular Q&As
Interaction will be an important part of this course, and will be via the “room” so participants can chat with the presenter. Participants are encouraged to submit work for feedback. The presenter will provide individual feedback privately. 
To get the most out of this course participants must have an idea for a new first chapter, be actively working on a new chapter or editing an existing chapter. A time commitment of a few hours per week is the minimum recommended, the maximum will depend on how much work participants want to do on their own story.  

Presenter's Bio:

Amazon Charts bestselling author Soraya M. Lane graduated with a law degree before realising that law wasn't the career for her and that her future was in writing. She is the author of historical women’s fiction and contemporary romance for Lake Union and St. Martins Press, and her most recent historical novel, Hearts of Resistance, was an Amazon #1 bestseller. 

Soraya lives on a small farm in her native New Zealand with her husband, their two young sons and an ever-growing collection of four-legged friends. When she's not writing, she loves to be outside playing make-believe with her children or snuggled up inside reading. Find out more about Soraya and her writing at


Course Dates: 1st to 28th April 2019

Cost: RWA-Member – $55.00 Non RWA-Member – $88.00
* Please note, there is a $0.50 Trybooking fee at checkout.

Venue: Online - RWA Moodle Platform
(Course attendees will be notified of access/login details via email from the OWL Registrar a few days prior to the start date of the course)

RWA OWL Courses
PO Box Q740
Queen Victoria Building
NSW 1230
Contact Details:
Tania Lee
OWL Registrar