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Upcoming Workshops

Join LIRW for monthly classes and workshops via Zoom! Classes are free for members. Non-members may sign-up for classes for a fee by clicking REGISTER below

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October 14, 2023

12:00 p.m. EDT

Romancing Your Tropes with Jennifer Hilt


Free for members. $10 for non-members.

We all know tropes are important to writing romance. Heck, many of
our readers ask for them by name, “Best friend’s little sister? I love
those stories!” But are we using them as effectively as we can? After
all, we know our readers love them, so why not wring every last bit of
story juice out of them?

In this workshop, we’ll whip tropes into shape so your books become
one-click material. We’ll talk about why tropes are essential, what
separates them from cliches, and how we can use them in specific
ways to create original stories that resonate with our readers. We’ll
talk tropes and romance and have a pretty good time doing it!

Jennifer Hilt is a USA Today Bestselling author of The
Trope Thesaurus, Horror Trope Thesaurus, and
Trope Thesaurus Romance. She has written twenty-four
books across four pen names plus her urban fantasy
series: The Undead Detective. 
With degrees in linguistics and literature, Jennifer loves
talking story development. She also collects dictionaries
in unfamiliar languages, binges scandi-noir series, and
shouts out tropes from the comfort of her couch. Check
out her website at:


November 11, 2023

2nd Annual Mini Rom-Con!


Free for members. Non-Members $25 before Oct 15th, $35 after

Mariah Ankenman – TikTok & Beyond
Jen Graybeal – Focus on Story Issues
Jeannie Lin – Write a Bigger Story
Becca Syme – Market Better Faster
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