The Battle of the Bulge – Writing Short There’s more to writing short than less story. Join the Diamond Sate Romance Authors for a glimpse into the beauty of brevity. Learn tight writing, secondary plots, characterization and backstory. We’ll discuss tips and techniques that help craft better stories of any length with fewer words.… Continue reading Open Workshop – Writing Short
It’s the time of year when the Christmas carols start playing in a continuous loop. I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before I’m whistling Santa Baby and queuing up Snoopy’s Christmas on the playlist, but for now the only thing I can think about is the fact that I’ve got a story nearly… Continue reading 12 Weeks on Submission
Look for these books by our members in October and November. ~~~~~~~~~~ Sandra Jones Presents The River Rogues Series Book One Available November 4, 2014 Her Wicked Captain (The River Rogues, Book One) She played right into his hands. Known to his crew as the Devil’s Henchman, Rory is a gambler in need of a… Continue reading DSRA Releases
I wrote the first chapter of my first novel six years ago this month. I’m happy to report that I’ve learned a number of lessons in those years. To celebrate, I thought I’d list six of those lessons. 1) Adverbs: The publishing world hates them, which makes me sad. I love them. 2) Prologues: Oops.… Continue reading Six lessons learned
Look for these books by our members in August and September. ~~~~~~~~~~ From Cynthia D’Alba BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES Coming August 19, 2014 The Alpha male. Strong. In control. Letting no one and nothing rule him…until he meets the one, and all bets are off. The world tilts, the bed rocks, and suddenly that tough guy finds… Continue reading DSRA Releases
Look for these books by our members in June and July. ~~~~~~~~~~ Harlequin-E Contemporary Romance Boxed Set Volume 2 includes: The Last First Date by Maggie Wells Harlequin-E June 2, 2014 From Hollywood’s red carpet to a farm stand in Missouri. Four novels about finding love in the unlikeliest of places… Maid to Crave by… Continue reading DSRA Releases
Started a new day job this week. I won’t get into the boring details, but I didn’t like the direction my career was taking with my old company, so after twelve years, I had to make the leap. I was explaining to a few of my non-writer friends that I don’t think I would have… Continue reading Watch out! Margaret is mixing it up again!