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Pitch Practice with Beth Yarnall

Late Friday evening, the first day of the conference, Author Beth Yarnell held a very detailed pitch practice for everyone who signed up to pitch on Saturday. She found out how few of us had ever pitched before, so instead of doing an overview, she chose to do a deep dive. I am so glad she did. Read the rest of this entry »

The State of the Industry by HelenKay Simon and Shauna Summers

HelenKay (https://helenkaydimon.com/) is not only an author of many books but also serves on the board for RWA National. Shauna Summers is a publisher of many romance books. They delivered the information from the publisher’s side first, then the author’s side. Then they will take questions. Read the rest of this entry »

You possibly recognize that title as a song by Leslie and the Ly’s  about zombies. It’s on a playlist in the car so I hear it a few times a week. For the last few days, that song has been an earworm but luckily one I enjoy. Then it hit me. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy mid-March! I am relieved to know that Spring is just a week and a day away. This winter was particularly hard, so more sunlight is exactly what I need. And today we set the clocks back. Don’t like losing that hour but glad to have the sun hang around a bit. Read the rest of this entry »

Yes, it’s time to give the men some input. Just imagine if we let them go through their whole story without some guidance! There could be mass hysteria, but probably just mass sports programs, beer bottles, and pizza cartons. Someone has to clean up the mess, right? Read the rest of this entry »

Because I like a lot of pages on Facebook that have to do with Reading Romances and Writing Romances, my advertisements reflect that preference. I see so many premises, what you might call tropes, that I thought someone should make an attempt to help out the women in these predicaments. So here goes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Resolutions never do much for me. I have found them to be detrimental to my process. Like when I have been eating clean and having a relaxed meal and someone tells me what I should be eating. Bring on the lava cake and donuts, because I will go out of my way to say, “Oh, yeah?” Sigh. Read the rest of this entry »

Despite the title, this is not a cheerful holiday post. If you have been on this planet for a couple decades or more, you probably realize that creative people often have a demon called Depression in their make-up. We don’t wish for it, we don’t like it, and some days we can ignore it and go about our business. Other days, there’s nothing else in our brains. Read the rest of this entry »

As I said last time, the benefits of membership in Romance Writers of America include meeting some of the most amazing and talented writers in the business today. Anne Rice and her son Christopher are working on a lot of exciting projects like bringing The Vampire Chronicles to television. After they answered questions that were submitted ahead of the event, the audience was allowed to ask questions. Read the rest of this entry »

The benefits of membership in a local chapter of Romance Writers of America are many and constantly unfolding. Our members have been working with local libraries to put on book signings and special events when possible. Imagine my joy at hearing Anne Rice and her son Christopher Rice were going to be at the San Diego Central Library this month to speak and sign books. And members of our chapter would have reserved seating in front. Oh, yeah! Read the rest of this entry »

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