December 10th Program

How To Make Your Manuscript S-P-A-R-K-L-E:
Seven Editing Tips to Make Your Second Draft Stand Out and Sparkle

(with a bonus beta reader question guide for workshop participants)





Tanya Agler


Tanya Agler remembers the first set of Harlequin books her grandmother gifted her, and she’s been in love with romance novels ever since. A former past president of GRW and a Maggie Award recipient, Tanya is a graduate of the University of Georgia (with a degree in journalism and a law degree) makes her home in metro Atlanta with her wonderful husband, their four children, and a lovable rescue beagle. She’s published five novels with Harlequin Heartwarming, and her sixth, The Firefighter’s Christmas Promise, is scheduled for an October 2022 release. When she’s not writing, Tanya loves classic movies, chocolate, and a good cup of tea. Visit her at or email her at


On your first editing pass, were there places in your work in progress that you wanted skip over? If so, it’s time to make your manuscript S-P-A-R-K-L-E. This workshop will cover seven areas to add layers and depth to your manuscript from starting strong (S) to ending stronger (E). Writers will leave with a question guide they can tailor on their own and send to beta readers. 

Program Information

Our last monthly meeting of 2022 is set for December 10th (the 2nd Sat instead of the 3rd for holiday scheduling). This is our holiday meeting, so don't forget our traditional book gift exchange!


Wrap/bag a book, bring it in and you get to choose one in exchange! If you wish to bring treats, feel free to do so. Zoom will be available for those who cannot be there in person. 

Hope to see you all there! Feel free to bring/invite guests too. Just remember to let them know,if they want a book, they should bring one to exchange. Meeting details are below.


In-person meeting fee: $10

Zoom virtual meeting fee: $8

  • At the in-person meeting, breakfast is not included, but beverages will be available.

  • Members and guests must be 18 years old to attend.


Meeting fees may be paid with cash or check or PayPal to

Meeting Schedule:


9:00- Beverage Service Begins

10:00-11:00 Featured Speaker

11:30-Meeting Ends

*Note: The room is open and available to those who wish to stay and write/gather/meet until 2:00p.m.

Meeting Location:

Hyatt Place Atlanta/ Norcross/ Peachtree

5600 Peachtree Pkwy, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Phone: (770) 416-7655

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