Webinars & Workshops


The opening words of your novel are critical! 

Post the first 500 words of your work in progress. Over the next week, read the posts from the other 5 or so people in your group and give feedback to each one. Then you can read their feedback on your own work. You can also post revisions, continue conversations within your group, or read and respond to posts in other groups. Some people continue to communicate with new friends that they make during this process.

IT’S FREE to members.


We assign groups with similar manuscripts, in these categories:


  • General women's fiction

  • Historical women's fiction

  • #OwnVoices women's fiction

  • Women's fiction with elements of mystery and/or suspense

  • Women's fiction with romantic elements

  • Women's fiction with elements of fantasy, sci-fi, or magical realism

  • Literary and upmarket women's fiction


 Please register during the open period. No late registrations will be accepted.


Registration closes at Midnight Eastern Daylight time on July 17. No late registration will be accepted.



May 9 - 28, 2022 

Scrivener 3: Make it Work for You (Mac & PC)

Learn everything you need to get started with Scrivener—or level up—as the author of Scrivener for Dummies, Gwen Hernandez, walks you through the basics, and covers some of her favorite tips and features, plus shows you how to compile (export) your manuscript to a DOCX and an EPUB.

Gwen is an author of several books, and uses Scrivener every day for her own manuscripts, blog posts, and more. She is also a Scrivener instructor who has helped thousands of people all over the world learn how to effectively use this extremely powerful writing tool. Gwen is an expert with both the Mac and the PC versions of the program.


Gwen Hernandez, the author of Scrivener For Dummies, helps writers all over the world master Scrivener through online courses, in-person workshops, and private training. When she’s not using Scrivener to write romantic suspense, this lifelong nomad likes to travel, read, run along the beach, flail on a yoga mat, and explore her current home of Southern California. 


DATES:  May 9-28, 2022

COST:   $60

Individual Group Discussions for Mac and PC 


Recorded Video Lessons will be posted at Noon ET on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, along with PDF downloads that include the information covered in each video and homework assignments.

Individual Group Discussions for Mac and PC users on the WFWA Forum (all attendees can view everything in each group as well, for added learning opportunities!)

Gwen will be available for Q & A within the group. 




Visit our Events Calendar to see our upcoming Workshops. A list and descriptions of past workshops can be found in the archives.


Workshop Archives