Have you met Enrico? Every week Enrico patiently stands by as we stop along the blogging highway to collect good news and hot blog spots. When he’s not rattling his car keys and rearing to go, Enrico loves to surf the blog spots we gather here for the good news, interesting interviews and writing hints. And then there’s the Learning Journey and contests too. I do believe he’s hanging out for news of next year’s conference…he wants to tag along.
Keep your good news and blogs coming to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s in the News?
- Juliet Madison achieved a position in the top four finalists for agent, Janet Reid’s contest to create a poem out of book titles.
- Cathleen Ross received a four star review for LOVE, LUST AND LIES from the Romantic Times magazine
- You can now read the first chapter of FINDING VERONICA on Louise Forster’s website.
- Janet Woods’ latest release LADY LIGHTFINGERS has attracted an excellent review from booklist, and also a Top Pick review from RRAH
Congratulations to all our members on their successes this week.
RWA Special Notices:
Diamonds are Forever 2012 Conference
The first ‘dazzling’ announcement this Thursday, October 6, 2011 – RWA Blog
RWA Contests for 2012:
Contest season dates for entries:
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:
- Kylie Griffin:
Debbie Macomber Inspired Short Romance Fiction Writing Contest: (US) The deadline for this competition has been extended to a closing date of October 15. The winning Entry will be published as part of Avon’s “Family Affair” paperback and e-book in July 2012.
- Mills and Boon New Voices (Romance is not Dead) Contest – RWA Member Entries
Gemma Ruddick – Long Run Home
Susan Child – Remembering
Sue Rees – Beloved Jailer
Angela Braiden – Dangerous Heart
Annie Seaton (Anne Marie Smith) – A Matter of Trust
Natalie Moress – A Shot at Love
Bronwyn Stuart – Mixing Business with Pleasure
Wendy Curtis – Control Factor Zero
Kasey Rowe – The Architects Inherited Bride
Mary-Anne Rome – Sam’s Future
Juanita Kees – Taming the Tiger
Dates for 2011 BIAW
October 24 to 30
For more information contact Pam Collings email@example.com
Cruisin’ the Blog
Where our Members are Blogging:
Allison blogged over at Novel Adventurers this week and chats about moving to the other side of the world with two kids in tow and how she balances writing with the stress of running out of Vegemite.
Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken on Cathryn’s Friday Feast
October 1 – Darklight on …Dy Loveday
October 4 – Good News Day
October 6 – Magic Thursday: Rebecca Skrabl and Michelle de Rooy on contests
October 8 – Darklight on … Lilliana Rose
October 3 – The history of the fan with Cassandra Samuel
Read how Juliet turned book titles into a poem
October 1 – Guest Author, Kate Walker (HM&B and Harlequin Presents) talks about her latest release, THE RETURN OF THE STRANGER
October 3 – Guest Author Sue Moorcroft (Choc Lit Publishing)
October 6 – Change of Pace, blog post cut backs as of end of November
October 3 – Wedding Fever! Love amongst the Cherry Blossoms
Theory on Thursday with M&B RIVA author, Aimee Carson
October 4 – Newton’s Third Law and how it pertains to Romance Writing
October 3 – New Releases with Julia Burns
October 4 – Cecilia Ahern Book Giveaway
October 5 – Face2Face with The Coven writing group – Jane Quick
October 6 – Diamonds are Forever 2012 Conference Announcement – Helen Katsinis
October 7 – Blog Bite with Anne Oliver – Kerri Williams
October 9 – Cruisin’ the Blogs and Member News – Juanita Kees
Members Who Blog Regularly:
Blogs of Interest:
- Kylie Griffin
Here’s one of the clauses in a boilerplate contract you need to watch out for
A list of points on how to make each scene in your book work harder for you and the reader
Writers’ Beware has posted Trouble at Aspen Mountain Press
Bob Mayer blogs about the common traits of the successful writer this morning – a resonating assessment.
- Keziah Hill
Diana Gabaldon’s blog post on her editing process.
Events to fuel your Learning Journey
Where: Surry Hills Library, NSW
Cost: $460 M, $390 MC, $650 NM
FMI + Bookings: http://www.nswwc.org.au/?page_id=3&ptag=july
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.