Use what you know and where you come from in fiction. Come to the April 24th Writing Show to learn how to Color Between the Lines. Writers, are you practicing the art of looking? Learn how to see at the April 25th Master Class with Carrie and John Gregory Brown! Back by Popular Demand! Register for David L. Robbins' Art of the Narrative Master Class series.

News and Events

Meet Literary Agent April Eberhardt

August 27th, 2013

april eberhardt

Recently, JRW Board Member Robin Farmer had a chance to chat with April Eberhardt. Eberhardt is a self-described “literary change agent” who is not wedded to the old model of publishing. She will share her forward-thinking ideas about agenting at the James River Writers Conference when she joins us this October. (more…)

Meet Literary Agent Deborah Grosvenor

August 13th, 2013

Literary Agent Deborah Grosvenor

Want to pitch to the literary agent who discovered Tom Clancy? Deborah Grosvenor saw The Hunt for Red October long before it hit the bookstores shelves. Maybe she’s destined to find her next big client at the James River Writers Conference when she joins us this October. Deborah will be taking pitches and sitting on panels throughout the two-day conference. We were honored when she took a moment to chat with us about the publishing world. (more…)

August Writing Show:
Interviewing Skills: Crime and Punishment Style

August 7th, 2013

The Writing Show

Thursday, August 29, 2013


What do writers get wrong about the justice system from the street cop to solving the case? And how can a writer research for books in the crime and thriller genre?

No matter what you write–memoir, fiction, or non fiction–chances are you will need to interview someone to fill in the gaps in your research. (more…)