Upcoming Meetings

Date: The first Saturday of each month
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: at the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, 16 N. Walnut St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
(This meeting or program is not sponsored or endorsed by the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library. The library does not endorse the view or opinions of speakers or groups utilizing the library’s meeting room.)
Note: Due to social distancing guidelines, all meetings are currently being held virtually via Zoom.

Pending Topics: These are the speakers and program topics currently scheduled and are subject to change.

December 5, 2020

CPRW Virtual Holiday Party - Members Only

January 2, 2021

CPRW Business Meeting - Members Only

February 6, 2021

Indie Publishing with Eliza Knight

Questions? Contact info@cprw.org 

Online Workshops


Presenter: Reese Ryan
Dates: February 15-28, 2021
Fee: $10 CPRW Members, $20 Non-Members

Whether a story is plot-driven or character-driven, it’s memorable, fully-formed characters that draw readers in and keep them turning the pages. We are layered, complex beings with virtues, hang-ups, secrets, phobias and bad habits. Our characters should be, too.

Part I of this two-part, interactive workshop will give you the tools to delve beyond surface information like age and hair or eye color and get to know your characters intimately. Such knowledge equips you to create wholly-developed, multi-faceted characters who feel real to readers and with whom readers can form an emotional connection.

In Part II of this interactive workshop, we’ll examine how to use secondary characters to reveal key aspects of primary characters and move the plot along. We’ll also discuss how to create a cast of characters that add to the story rather than distracts from it.
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Presenter: Liz Pelletier, Entangled Publishing CEO & Publisher
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Time: 2-10pm EST
Fee: $35 CPRW Members, $50 Non-Members
Format: Zoom

About the Workshop
Growth what? Growth hacking is one of the hottest buzzwords in marketing today, responsible for start-up viral sensations like Dropbox, Instagram, Facebook, and the original Hotmail. Few people realize that to guarantee success, the principles of growth hacking must be implemented long before a product is released. But how can an author apply these techniques when writing/self-editing/marketing their novel to better ensure a hit? Join publisher and editor Liz Pelletier as she demonstrates a new and innovative way to develop, write, edit, and market a book with the greatest chance of making your next release a best seller.

About the Presenter

Liz Pelletier, Publisher and CEO of Entangled Publishing
Liz Pelletier co-founded Entangled Publishing in 2011. Over the past ten years, Entangled has gone from a small start-up to a bestselling romance publisher, with more than 18 NYT bestsellers and 71 USA Today bestsellers. Her out-of the-box approach to everything from pricing strategies to marketing to editorial allows Entangled to be both disruptive and agile within a dynamic publishing landscape. You can find her on Twitter at @Liz_Pelletier.    

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We look forward to seeing you in our online classroom!

Questions? Contact info@cprw.org  


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