How are you doing in the Scavenger Hunt?
There are 8 answers to collect throughout September (posted on the RWA Blog, our New Forum, RWA Facebook page and Facebook Group page). Once you have all 8 answers, email them to email@example.com by 1 October.
For the list of questions to date, pop into the Scavenger Hunt Room at the forum.
One lucky member will be chosen at random from the entries received and win a gift basket of books, as well as selected e-books to download. Winner announced on the RWA Forum on Monday 3 October.
Keep your good news and blogs coming to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s in the News?
- Louise Forster has a brand new website thanks to the combined effort from her family.
- Mary Hawkins’ JUSTICE AT BARAGULA has been short listed on the CALEB awards organised by Omega.
- Mary is also presenting a workshop at The Word Writers Fair in the Brisbane area in November on what an aspiring new writer needs to know and be aware of first.
- Kitty Bucholtz’s romantic comedy LITTLE MISS LOVESICK is now available on Amazon.
Congratulations to all our members on their successes this week.
RWA Special Notices:
Diamonds are Forever
When: August 16-19, 2012
Where: QT Hotel, Gold Coast
Join our Scavenger Hunt and win
Q5: How many genre rooms are there on the RWA forum?
To find the answer visit the RWA forum.
RWA Contests for 2012:
Contest season will be open for entries as follows:
August 13 – September 10, 2011 – HM&B High Five (Entries now closed)
August 27 – September 23, 2011 – Selling Synopsis (Entries now closed)
September 9 – October 7, 2011 – STALI
October 28 – November 25, 2011 – Emerald Award
January 6 – January 27, 2012 – Little Gems
January 13 – February 10, 2012 – First Kiss
TBA – Valerie Parv Award
Other Writing Contests:
- Diane Curran
$10,000 + $2,000 for a mentor of your choice
Applications close: Thursday October 13, 2011
Entry form: http://writingaustralia.org.au/
- Kylie Griffin
The RWAmerica RITA & Golden Heart contests are now open for entries! –
- Nicole Flockton
The wonderful Emily Contest (US) is now open for submissions. Closing date for submissions is September 30, 2011.
Dates for 2011 BIAW
October 24 to 30
For more information contact Pam Collings email@example.com
Cruisin’ the Blog
Some tasty recipes on Cathryn’s Friday Feast
September 27 – Good News Day
September 28 – Announcing the winner of Shona Husk’s THE GOBLIN KING
September 29 – Magic Thursday with Keri Arthur and a giveaway of DARKNESS UNBOUND
October 1 – Darklight on …
Helene is ‘getting to the heart of it’ with Fiona Lowe
September 26 – What is an Ancient Historical Romance, Anyway? By Christina Phillips
September 24 – WNZ 2011 “Love & Other Crimes” conference – photographic highlights (p2)
September 26 – Guest Author: Lisa Beth Darling (Paranormal Romance)
September 29 – Book Cover contest winners announced
September 25 – Sunday Smooch with Leah Ashton with a copy of her release SECRETS AND SPEED DATING to give away.
September 26 – Blog with Nikki
September 28 – Zana post about using neuroscience to find true love. Mary Britton talks about her book CAUSE LOVE.
September 30 – Blog with Rachel
Mary has a short post on her blog on a current manuscript problem: Where To Start the Story.
September 26 – This week we are ‘Getting to Know’ Eleni Konstantine, author of fantasy and paranormal fiction with a penchant for design.
Rachael has started a regular spot on her blog called Theory on Thursday where an author shares their favourite craft book and why!
September 30 – A Day in the Writing Life of Bronwen Evans – Suz Hamilton
October 1 – Hearts Talk Wrap – Eleni Konstantine
October 2 – Cruisin’ the Blogs and Member News – Juanita Kees
Members Who Blog Regularly:
Blogs of Interest:
Shared on ROMAUS this week:
- Kylie Griffin
5 Things Every Contest Newbie Should Know at the Ruby Slipper Sisterhood
Over at Cindi Myers blog this morning is a Spotlight on Harlequin single title – “Harlequin publishes single titles romance, women’s fiction, fantasy and erotica in trade paper, mass market and hardcover in its HQN, Mira, Luna and Spice imprints, and stories for teens in Harlequin Teen.”
- Anita Joy
Forbes have compiled a list of the 10 happiest jobs in the world
Events to fuel your Learning Journey
Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1 – Authoring the Author ~ William Kostakis
Where: Surry Hills Library, NSW
Cost: $460 M, $390 MC, $650 NM
FMI + Bookings: http://www.nswwc.org.au/?page_id=3&ptag=july
September 28 – Planning Your Career ~ Fran Cusworth & Paul Collins
Where: Victorian Writers’ Centre
Cost: $170 M, $160 MC, $215 NM
Booking deadline: 29 August
FMI + Bookings: http://vwc.org.au/what-s-on/event/planning-your-career/
OR (03) 9094 7855
October 23 – Writing Popular Fiction ~ Anne Gracie
When: 10.00am–4:00 pm
Where: Walter Reid Cultural Centre, Corner Derby and East Streets, Rockhampton
Cost: Free M, Free MC, $115 NM
Booking deadline: 7 October
October 16 & 23 – Write a Page Turner ~ Amanda Hampson
Where: NSW Writers’ Centre
Cost: $205 M, $175 MC, $290 NM
FMI + Bookings: http://www.nswwc.org.au/?page_id=3&category=4&product_id=122
October 21 – Six Lies and One Truth about Getting Published ~ Julie Beveridge
When: 6.00am–8:00 pm
Where: Thuringowa Library, 86 Thuringowa Drive (corner of Hinchinbrook Drive), Thuringowa Central, Qld
FMI + Bookings: Bookings essential. Phone (07) 3842 9922. http://www.qwc.asn.au/ProgramsProjects/RegionalProgram/Cairns.aspx
October 22 – The Proposal Masterclass ~ Sally Collings
When: 10.30am–4:30 pm
Where: Queensland Writers’ Centre
Cost: $160 M, $150 MC, $210 NM
October 27 – Publishing Perspectives: A Novel Relationship Too ~ Daniel Ducrou, Penny Hueston & Cora Kipling
Where: Victorian Writers’ Centre
Cost: $12 M, $10 MC, $15 NM
FMI + Bookings: http://vwc.org.au/what-s-on/event/publishing-perspectives-a-novel-relationship-too/ OR (03) 9094 7855
Announce Online Writing Classes – with Julia Rowe
Julia Rowe, a 2006 Golden Heart double finalist, moderates the Announce Online Writing Classes list. The Announce Online Writing Classes list notifies subscribers of around 25 to 35 workshops available each month. Most tutorials are sponsored by Romance Writers of America chapters, but on occasion, other reputable teachers are handpicked too.
Interested? Subscribe by sending an e-mail
October 10 x 4 weeks – Pitching to Publishers ~ Tiana Templeman
FMI + Bookings: http://awmonlinelearn.com.au/course/category.php?id=12
Have a wonderful week.