October 16, 2021

Speaker: HelenKay Dimon

The Great Pivot: How to Change Genres Mid-Career and Reinvent Yourself

It might be time to change genres, or at least change your thinking about how you’re approaching your writing career. The important skill is being able to recognize it’s time to move on or try a restart. Then you need to figure out what you should be writing and get there. In this workshop—whether you’re new to romance, coming back to it, or shifting away from it—offers an honest and realistic way to assess your needs, look at the market, gather intel, and make the shift. Nothing about a writing career is easy, but it might be less frustrating if you’re in the right place.


We’ll be holding this meeting over Zoom. Invitations will be emailed on Friday, October 15th to those registered.

Everyone planning to attend must submit their own registration. This way we can be sure to send you the information you will need to connect to the Zoom meeting scheduled for Saturday, October 16th.


$15for RWASD Members (paying by Friday, October 15th)
$20for Non-RWASD Members (must be over age 18) (paying by Friday, October 15th)
The RWASD Perseverance Fund was established to help fellow members in need of short-term financial support. Members in need of assistance may apply for funds to use toward RWASD monthly meetings, but please note, requests must be made at least 25 days before funds are needed, but not more than 120 days in advance. We value each and every member of the RWASD community.


HelenKay Dimon

HelenKay Dimon is a former divorce lawyer with a dual writing personality. She writes award-winning romance as HelenKay. She’s also #1 international bestselling thriller writer Darby Kane. Her books have been spotlighted in numerous venues including, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, The Toronto Star, Popsugar, Refinery29, Goodreads, The Skimm, and Huffington Post. You can read more about both writing personalities at and

Meeting Agenda:

9:30 Zoom Meeting Opens / Welcome Chat
10:00 Chapter Business Meeting
10:30 Program
12:30 Meeting Wrap-Up
12:45 Meeting Adjourned