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Slaying the Dragon–Every Day

By on Friday, Oct 21, 2011 | 2 comments

Every day, the same fear seizes me.  I sit at my keyboard, hands poised, and I freeze.  And that horrible, whining voice starts in."What if you're not clever enough?" (or funny enough, smart enough, entertaining enough, just fill in the blank) it says, mocking me.  "Do you actually think you can put words into coherent sentences?  You [...]

Mills and Boon Competition Tops Out at Over 1,000 Entries

By on Monday, Oct 10, 2011 | 0 comments

The Mills and Boon New Voices Competition just closed today with 1,090 entries.  Wow.  Read the amazing first chapters of as many as you like in six different categories at  http://www.romanceisnotdead.com/Entries/Open-to-AllAnd of course you can check out my entry, A Bride for the Bachelor, where a workaholic New York editor and a carefree reality show star spar over a [...]

Rubies Discuss GH Tips

By on Thursday, Oct 6, 2011 | 0 comments

Well, my first page was not one of the 4 finalists on the Ruby Sisters blog last week but if you haven't already, go and read the wonderfully creative ones that did final.  This little contest underscored the importance of the first line and the first page of your manuscript.  From now till October 13th, the Rubies [...]