Passionate Ink – Some Like it Hot

Passionate Ink is Erotic Romance Special Interest Chapter #207 of Romance Writers of America


Workshops are open to all writers in all genres.
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2015 Workshops

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
No Workshop
November 1st – 30th, 2015

2016 Workshops

Stop Wishing: Strategic Planning for Writers
By Maggie Worth
January 12th – February 29th, 2016

Keeping It Hot: Social Media Strategies for Erotica Authors
By Tyra Burton and Jana Oliver
March 10th – 24th, 2016

Writing the Erotic Short Story
By Louisa Bacio
April 7th – 28th, 2016

Workshop Details

Stop Wishing: Strategic Planning for Writers
By Maggie Worth
January 12th – February 29th, 2016
TRACK: Career
LENGTH: 7 weeks
$30 for Passionate Ink Members (25% OFF)
$36 for RWA Members (10% OFF)
$40 for Non-Members


As Barbara Freethy said in her Keynote Speech at RWA2015, every writer should have a strategic plan.

Everyone needs a strategic plan. And, but everyone, I mean corporations, small business owners, creatives, and individuals from high-schoolers on up. If you don’t have a plan, what you have is a wish. And wishes rarely get you where you want to go. While several books and blogs have been written on thi topic, most focus strictly on the actual documentation of the plan rather than on the thought process behind it. As writers, we know the folly of that! In fiction, so doing results in two-dimensional characters, flat story arcs, and loose ends all over the place. In planning, it often results in a beautiful concept that you either can’t or aren’t motivated to put into practice. What’s the point in that?

In this 7-week intensive class, you’ll learn how to craft a plan that really works from a master strategist with 20 years of professional experience. Similar workshops for small business owners will run you anywhere from $199 to more than a thousand dollars, so the Passionate Ink offering is a great deal. Plus, this isn’t just a generic workshop. Since our trainer is a multi-published erotic fiction writer herself, she understands the goals and conflicts writers — particularly romance writers and, even more particularly, erotic writers — tend to have in common. And she knows how to ask questions that will help you think about what you truly want to do and where you want to go while still considering career path options and what’s happening in the industry today. Further, the class doesn’t stop at the end of your written plan. We’ll also discuss how to put your plan into action and learn how to assess your plan regularly. We’ll wrap by talking briefly about how to integrate promotion and production plans into your overarching strategic plan. The goal is for you to end February with a sense of direction, some concrete goals, and both a plan and a passion for making your wishes reality.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Maggie is an author, speaker, business strategist, trainer, and freelance writer. She’s also a reader, life learner, dog schmuck, hair flower obsessionist, foodie, Oxford comma defender, life-integrationist and champion of thinking differently. During her 20-year career, she’s drafted literally hundreds of process manuals, press releases, how-tos, business plans, and lifestyle and career articles, as well as two textbooks and several award-winning marketing pieces and video scripts. She’s multi-published in light erotic romance as Maggie Montgomery and is working on a new romantic suspense series. Cozy mystery and a few random paranormal romances are on her horizon. Maggie is a member of RWA, GRW, Passionate Ink, and Mensa. Connect at her blog,, or find her on Linked In as Maggie Worth or Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest as MaggieSheWrote.

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RWA Members should login to myRWA to receive their 10% discount. PI members, please visit the PI Workshops forum for more information.

***Permission to forward granted and encouraged.***

Keeping It Hot: Social Media Strategies for Erotica Authors
By Tyra Burton & Jana Oliver
March 10th – 24th, 2016
TRACK: Marketing
LENGTH: 2 weeks
FREE for Passionate Ink Members
This is a Members-Only Workshop.


Marketing erotica or erotic romance on social media can be a daunting task. Often you’re forced to walk a fine line between creatively engaging with your readers, violating terms of service or just being banned.

Tyra Burton, marketing professor at Kennesaw State University (Georgia), and bestselling author Jana Oliver, present a hands-on interactive workshop designed to help you target your audience and decide which social media platforms work best for your books. And… how to keep it sexy without getting into hot water.

The lessons will include:

– Introduction to Social Media
– Social Media Terms & Management Tools
– Security/Anonymity Issues & Troll Taming
– Facebook Strategies
– Twitter Techniques
– Instagram & Tumblr
– Websites & Pinterest
– Review & Wrap Up

Each lesson will also include a homework assignment designed to apply the appropriate tips and techniques to your individual situation.

Tyra Burton
A master at connecting people, Tyra leverages social media on various platforms to engage and network. She is a Senior Lecturer of marketing at Kennesaw State University, as well as the developer of the Continuing Education’s Social Media Certificate program. Combining her twenty years of higher education experience and fifteen years of utilizing social media, she creates innovative and informative workshops to help people increase engagement in social media.
Her first book, Socially Engaged: The Author’s Guide to Social Media, written with Jana Oliver, was published in October 2014. A native Georgian, she lives in Metro Atlanta with her husband and their three socially engaging fur babies. She is available for consulting, workshops and speaking engagements. Tyra can be found on the webs at and on Twitter as @TyraAnneBurton.

Jana Oliver
An international bestseller and the recipient of over a dozen major awards, including the Maggie Award of Excellence, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers Choice and the Prism Award, Jana Oliver’s vivid imagination is never at rest.
In her young adult Demon Trappers series, Riley Blackthorne, Atlanta’s first female trapper, takes on a host of Hellspawn and their diabolical masters. This award-winning series has spread across the globe, with editions in ten countries, including Russia, Taiwan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. The latest in the series, MIND GAMES, was published last Halloween.
When not wandering around the Internet, blogging about social media, or researching urban myths, Jana lives in Atlanta with her very patient husband, and a growing collection of single malt Scotch. She can be found at and on Twitter as @crazyauthorgirl.

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PI members, please visit the PI Workshops Forum for more information.

Join Passionate Ink to attend this workshop.

***Permission to forward granted and encouraged.***

Writing the Erotic Short Story
By Louisa Bacio
April 7th – 28th, 2016
TRACK: Craft
LENGTH: 3 weeks
$18.75 for Passionate Ink Members (25% OFF)
$22.50 for RWA Members (10% OFF)
$25.00 for Non-Members


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Click here to register.

RWA Members should login to myRWA to receive their 10% discount. PI members, please visit the PI Workshops forum for more information.

***Permission to forward granted and encouraged.***


All Passionate Ink workshops will be held on our forum. Access to the workshop forum will end two weeks after the workshop concludes, so be sure and download all related materials before that time.

If there’s a workshop you would like to see Passionate Ink sponsor or if you would like to submit a workshop proposal, please contact Kristi Hancock, Workshop Chair, at Workshops[at]PassionateInk[dot]org.

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