Super Saturday

Super Saturday is a full-day workshop filled with lots of incredible information for writers no matter their stage in their career. The workshop, given by a top expert on the field once a year, provides information that will help move your career forward, so we invite you to check this page often for topics and registration information as spaces are limited.

Member and non-members are welcome.

Super Saturday 2020

Polish and Shine: How to Perfect Your Story and Stand Out in the Marketplace presented by Marsha Zinberg

Saturday January 11, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm


8:30 – 9:00 am Coffee and Doughnuts

9:00 – 10:30 am Step Back to Spring Forward: Analyzing Your Novel Through an Editor’s Eyes
Having evaluated thousands of novels for potential acquisition and edited hundreds more, Marsha will share her perspective on the novel fundamentals that must be effectively implemented to attract an editor’s attention and ensure a reader’s satisfaction.

10:45 am – 12:15 pm The Trickier Elements of Storytelling
Three components of the storyteller’s art–point of view, effective dialogue, and engaging openings–will be examined in detail. For this segment, participants are invited to bring along the first page or opening paragraphs of a work-in-progress for small-group discussion.

12:15 – 12:45pm Lunch provided by FRW

1:00 – 2:30 pm It’s Your Ball! Who’s Catching What You’re Pitching?
There’s a fine balance between writing the book of your heart and ensuring you’ve embedded the market trends that will attract your target audience. Marsha will provide a survey of marketing approaches for you to consider when you’re ready to share your work with the world.

2:45 – 4:15 pm A Brand-New You: Establishing A Brand Presence In A Crowded Marketplace
What is your promise to the reader, and how does packaging affect your brand? Your bio, your platform profiles and your story blurb all play into saleability, and your strategic back cover copy provides the reader’s initial gateway into you novel. Marsha will discuss the ingredients necessary to create dynamite blurbs: attendees are invited to come prepared with their own back cover copy for in-group discussion and refinement.

Marsha Zinberg

During a publishing career spanning more than thirty years, Marsha Zinberg served as executive editor at Harlequin Enterprises, where she ensured the strategic direction of a wide range of evolving publishing programs, including continuities, mysteries, all categories of romance and women’s fiction, men’s adventure and reissues. Through her company, The Write Touch, she now consults on and edits projects in genres such as women’s fiction, mystery, romantic suspense, thriller, romance, and memoir.

Full day workshop including lunch: $65 FRW members, $75 non-member

To Register: Florida Romance Writers

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