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    Established in 1987, DARA - Chapter 56 of Romance Writers of America® - is a non-profit, voluntary association of writers dedicated to raising and maintaining quality in the romance genre and its sub-genres. DARA works to accomplish this through advocating high professional standards and through the dissemination of information on writing and the publishing industry.

    We welcome visitors to our meetings. Visitors must be at least 18 years old and may attend up to two meetings before joining DARA. A $5 visitor fee is payable at the door.

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    Upcoming Meeting

    Date: March 28, 2015
    Time: 8:45 am - Romance 101 (No Romance 101 in March)
    9:30 am - Business Meeting and Program

    Location: Richardson Civic Center US-75 (North Central Expressway) and Arapaho Road in Richardson, TX (map).
    Topic: You Can Write At Light Speed

    Presented By: Cindy Dees

    Cindy has irritated her writing friends for years by routinely writing twenty pages a day or more. One thing she learned in years of teaching writing is that no single set of writing techniques fits every writer, including how-to’s on writing faster. In this fun, exercise-based workshop, Cindy will breakdown various writer personality traits and discuss how each type of writer can maximize their creativity and productivity. Not only will you walk away from this workshop writing faster, you will walk away understanding how you actually create stories and produce words...and how not to fight against your innate writing style.

    Romance 101: No Romance 101 this month.

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