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I Tweet, Therefore I Am: Building a Platform and Finding Your Voice

July 26th, 2012

The Writing Show

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Pencil by Melanie Carter


The panelists will address:

  • How to build a platform that actually supports you and makes you a better writer
  • How to sustain interactive content
  • How to find the time to do all of this stuff AND write


New for 2012 Conference: The Marketplace

July 26th, 2012

Annual Conference vendors







In response to numerous requests from attendees over the years, JRW is planning a Conference Marketplace to provide a location for exhibitors and attendees to interact.  (more…)

Sponsor a JRW Conference Speaker

July 24th, 2012

Robert Goolrick and Constance Costas







At James River Writers’ 2011 conference, I had the honor of sponsoring author Robert Goolrick whose first novel, The Reliable Wife, had reached blockbuster status. JRW was test-driving the author sponsorship concept and I was their first donor-sponsor. Lucky me.