DATE & TIME   |   January 15th, 2022 – Social at 12:00 PM, Business meeting at 12:30 pm, Speaker at 1:30 pm
LOCATION   |   Meeting will be Hybrid via Zoom and at Hope Hotel (Building #823 in Area A), the room TBD (in the Conference Center, look for the COFW sign), 10823 Chidlaw Rd., Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH 45433. See below for further instructions.
TOPIC   | Priscilla Oliveras: Balancing Emotion and Pacing for Unforgettable Fiction

As authors we know that emotion is the key to engaging readers in the story, but we’re often urged to trim backstory and inner dialogue to focus on driving the story forward. This presentation provides practical tips to get that critical emotion on the page without bogging down your story. Balancing emotion and pacing can help you deliver the emotional impact your story needs to keep readers turning pages and push a scene or novel beyond competent to unforgettable. Bring your thesis manuscript pages to study/dissect during hands-on exercises.

Attending Our Hybrid Meeting

Presentation is free for members and prospective members who have not yet visited for two complimentary meetings. For those members who cannot join us in person, join us via Zoom. The password will be posted in the Central Ohio Fiction Writers Google Group, and on the Central Ohio Fiction Writers Facebook page.

If you are not a COFW member or prospective member and wish to attend this presentation, use the field and button below to register, and the Zoom information will be sent to you approximately one week before the presentation.

If anyone has any questions, email

About Our Speaker

Priscilla Oliveras is a USA Today bestselling author and 2018 RWA® RITA® double finalist who writes contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor. Proud of her Puerto Rican-Mexican heritage, she strives to bring authenticity to her novels by sharing her Latinx culture with readers. Her books have earned Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist along with praise from O, The Oprah Magazine, Washington Post, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Frolic, and more. She earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University where she currently serves as adjunct faculty while also teaching the online class “Romance Writing” for ed2go. A long-time romance enthusiast, Priscilla’s also a sports fan, beach lover, and Zumba aficionado, who often practices the art of napping in her backyard hammock.
Find out more and check out her events calendar at, and follow her on Facebook or Twitter and Instagram via @prisoliveras.

Register – Non-COFW Individuals

For writers who are not checking out COFW to potentially become members, but who are interested in this workshop, the cost is $20.00.

Registration is closed.