Chapter Meetings

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Morning Workshop: Jill Badonsky

Romancing Your Muse: Five Ways to Keep the Fire Alive

The creative process is, indeed, a romance. When you first fall in love with writing, you become infatuated, just like you do when meet a desirable lover. And like any romance, enthusiasm can wane over time. You need to find a way to remember the initial sparks of excitement in order to stoke the fires of creativity and maintain your enthusiasm over the course of your career. Jill has a unique spin on making the whole romance not only juicier but easier and fun.

Jill Badonsky will share five ways to break through the common blocks to a hot romance with your writing and how to take your passion and brilliance deeper.

Afternoon workshop: Jill Badonsky

Close Encounters with Your Muse: Effortless Creating

Jill will lead you through some of the most popular and playful tools she has been using to take hundreds of people deeper with their creativity since 1997 — fooling fear and the inner critic, celebrating what’s working, and awakening creative voices you might not have known were there.


About the Speaker:

Jill Badonsky, M.Ed. is founder of the Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Training, creative junky, inspirational humorist, corporate drop-out, and author of three books on creativity including her latest, The Muse is In: An Owner’s Manual to Your Creativity. Jill is an award winning speaker and internationally recognized workshop leader who runs annual creativity retreats in Taos, New Mexico in February and July. You can find her at


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.



To join OCCRWA please click the JOIN link below. 


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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