October 17, 2020

Speaker: Rebecca Zanetti

Add Suspense and Tension to Your Writing Using Subtext and Plot Twists

Join NYT Bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti for an engaging workshop on how to keep your readers turning that page and skipping dinner. Stating the obvious is boring for both the author and reader. Regardless of genre, every book should have tension and suspense, which can be accomplished by using subtext and twisting your plot, among other devices. We’ll have an exciting powerpoint with concrete examples from books and film. No questions are off limit!


We’ll be holding this meeting over Zoom. Invitations to attendees will be emailed on Friday, October 16th to those who have registered and paid.

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 17th.


$10for RWASD Members (paying by Friday, October 16th)
$15for Non-RWASD Members (must be over age 18) (paying by Friday, October 16th)

October 1st.

Reserve a spot at the October 17th Meeting:

Please contact the RWA San Diego Chapter Meeting Coordinator ( if you’re paying by check or you have questions. Otherwise, simply pay by PayPal by filling out and submitting the registration form below once it opens on the First of the month.

Refund policy:

Refunds for meeting registration will given until the Tuesday, October 13th deadline. After that time, they are nonrefundable. Meeting fees are nontransferable.

Registration is now closed.

Rebecca Zanetti

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti has published more than fifty novels, which have been translated into several languages, with millions of copies sold world-wide. Her books have received Publisher’s Weekly starred reviews, won RT Reviewer Choice awards, and have been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Woman’s World and Women’s Day Magazines. Her novels have also been included in Amazon best books of the year, and have been favorably reviewed in both the Washington Post and the New York Times Book Reviews. Rebecca has ridden in a locked Chevy trunk, has asked the unfortunate UPS guy to release her from a set of handcuffs, and has discovered the best silver mine shafts in which to bury a body…all in the name of research. Honest. Find Rebecca at:

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