Don’t forget! We are meeting this Saturday, Sept 18. We meet at Pulaski County Library – Rahling Road in Little Rock, AR Our speaker is Shayla Kersten. Because of her other commitments, we will be starting early this week. We’ll meet at 9:30 for critiques, and hold the business meeting at 11:30, with Shayla’s presentation… Continue reading Meeting this weekend
HEY! Diamond State Romance Authors got a new blog home! Look at all those names up there! Who are these people? Read the bios and find out!
Girls Who Bite Editor: Delilah Devlin Publisher: Cleis Press in Fall 2011 Deadline: November 1, 2010 (earlier submissions preferred) Girls Who Bite is open to all authors. Editor Delilah Devlin is looking for lesbian vampire stories for a romantic erotica anthology entitled Girls Who Bite.
Join the Diamond State Romance Authors for a workshop on the basics of self-editing. The workshop includes tips on the elusive Show versus Tell, the evil Passive versus Active and points on Point of View! Plus we’ll highlight the fine points of Pacing and Voice. The program will follow the noon business meeting at the… Continue reading Perfecting Your Manuscript!
So. You finished your manuscript. You’ve polished it, then polished it again. You’ve sent it out to the critique group. And a couple of writer friends. Then you polished it some more. You already know where you want to submit your book and now it’s ready. Oh. My. God. It’s ready. Butterflies take over your… Continue reading Shaking in my boots…
Writers need a bountiful toolbox of great software programs to ensure a healthy and robust manuscript. Google has programs to help with your organization, research, and writing. Have trouble planning your writing deadlines? Did you forget to save your latest manuscript edits in a backup file? Do you feel your location descriptions are weak and… Continue reading Got Google?
For most writers, procrastination usually has a basis in something other than just laziness. My number one reason for crying procrastination is writer’s block–which is another way of saying I’ve written myself into a corner and I can’t get out! Brainstorming usually works to plot your way out of the hole but how do you… Continue reading My Brains Iz Storming!