On June 17, 2017, best-selling author Susan Squires came to talk to the chapter of Romance Writers of America to which I belong. Squee! I am such a fan of this lady. Her presentation is called Talking Back to Your Brain. She knows this subject well. Continue reading “Talking Back to Your Brain”
*You’re mileage may vary.
I am bragging again. My chapter of Romance Writers of America is The BOMB! We get the best speakers, the best programs, we help with the best covfefes, and we have a HIGH percentage of published writers, like 77%.** Just last month, May of 2017, we were presented with a workshop by Carina Press’s Editorial Director Angela James! She has an amazing workshop on self-editing called Before You Hit Send. . . . This blog goes up on June 4th so you will have to act NOW to register for her class that starts June 5th and goes through the 30th of June. Hurry, do it! The class notes are already up. Oh, here’s the link.
** I totally made that number up. Continue reading “Self Editing Made Fun and Easy*”
Yet another, further disclaimer: Julia Ward is a firecracker and keeps things interesting on my Scribophile group, Writers Who Love Romance. She had queued up to write something for the Bowman’s Inn anthology when her personal life got in the way. She is charming and talented, someone I am honored to call a friend. Continue reading “Introducing Julia Ward”
Law and Order by Christina Alexandra, Christy Jeffries, & M.A. Taylor
Police, crime, suspense and thriller romances are very popular currently. They have been for a long time, and don’t seem to be slowing down. Therefore, having published authors speak on the technical side of writing those kinds of romances was a very popular panel. Continue reading “California Dreamin’ 2017 Conference Part 11”
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. Continue reading “California Dreamin 2017 Writers Conference Part 8”
Being hooked on webcomics over the years, I love one unique strip called Unshelved. The comic is set in a library, features library staff as the main characters plus a teen who keeps trying to sneak adult books out. The writer and artist, Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes, continuously roll with typical library situations and hilarious coping skills. They used to hold a Pimp My Book Cart event every year. http://www.unshelved.com/ Continue reading “Will Work for Books”