Upcoming Workshops

Join LIRW for monthly classes and workshops via Zoom! Classes are free for members. Non-members may sign-up for classes by emailing longislandromancewriters@gmail.com.


September 17, 2022

11 am EDT

Barbara Ankrum presents Make Your Book Un-Put-Downable


Free for members. $15 non-members.

Is your goal to make the USA Today list? Or to finish writing a draft of that book you’ve been working on forever? Are you trying to get past the gatekeepers in New York, or simply wanting to up your game as a storyteller? Barbara Ankrum will share some simple, tried and true techniques she’s learned over her thirty plus year career in publishing to strengthen your storytelling and get those readers staying up all night reading your story. We’ll talk about how to ratchet up the sexual tension in your story, why incorporating theme is important, how pivots and turning points up the stakes, and why GMC doesn’t only apply to the overall arc of your book. Whether you’re writing romantic comedy or deeply emotional stories, this workshop is going to help you focus your attention on the parts of your book readers crave. Hope to see you there!

Barbara Ankrum is a twice RITA nominated bestselling author of both historical and contemporary romance, who has written for Harlequin, Harper Collins and Kensington Books. She currently writes for Tule Publishing. The third book in her Canadays of Montana series, HOLIDAY HEARTS, was turned into a Hallmark Christmas movie staring Ashley Williams and Paul Campbell. The first book in her Angel Chronicles series, EVERY TIME A BELL RINGS has also been optioned for film by MGM and fingers crossed, it films soon! Mostly a California girl, she now lives in Texas with her husband and sweet dog, but near enough to her grandkids to enjoy every moment.