Chapter Meetings

Saturday, October 21, 2017


Victors, Villains & Vixens

Keynote Address: Reader’s Block

This year’s theme is about fun and includes a costume contest
emceed by our guest speaker, Damon Suede.

For more details, click here.


November Meeting

Ara Grigorian, Story Beats
November 11, 2017

This highly interactive session examines the core beats all great stories share and shows you how to apply them to your own work. These internal patterns are story beats—the pulse of story—the events, the decisions, or discoveries that alter the way our protagonist pursues her goal. By decomposing and analyzing  favorite works (books, movies, etc.) like a surgeon, Ara shows us how to find the inherent patterns that makes all stories flow.


 General Chapter Meeting Information

Our chapter meetings are usually the second Saturday of the month. Other than the October meeting, our meetings usually have the following agenda.  Ask an Author is from 9 – 9:50 am and the meeting begins at 10 am with announcements. At 10:25 there is a break so that PAW/PAN can adjourn to the next room for their meeting. The morning speaker, usually geared toward general members and PRO members, runs from 10:30 to 11:30 when we break for lunch. You are welcome to bring your own, go out to one of the nearby restaurants or place an order for lunch with us!

For more info about ordering lunch, click here

The meeting resumes at 12:15 with Chapter business. The afternoon speaker begins at 12:45 and the meeting adjourns at 1:45.

Meeting fee is $10 for members. First meeting for new guests is $10, second meeting is $20.

Meetings are held, with the exception of the October Birthday Bash, at the Brea Community Center located at 695 E. Madison Way, on the corner of Randolph Ave. and Madison Way. It is easily accessible from the 57 freeway via Imperial Highway.



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The JOIN link will take you to MyRWA. Only RWA members can join OCC. More detailed instructions can be found here.

As stated above, OCCRWA’s purpose is to promote excellence in romance fiction, to help writers exchange their knowledge and establish career goals, and to support and encourage our members through all levels of their careers.

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