I’ve decided to work a little change into my blogging…yeah, yeah, yeah. I know…I’m not all that fond of change but this is going to be good. I think, I hope…
On Mondays, I’m going to hunt up something to do with the writing/publishing industry to post here. Fridays will still have me giving you a wrap up of my usually frantic week, a frenzied family update, and some other fun things like flash fiction, book reviews, and glimpses of what I’ve been researching for my WIPs (and believe me, some of the research I do is vastly entertaining…from the size of animal reproductive organs to whether or not tone deafness is genetically determined).
So, this Monday’s focus is on Harlequin. I would love, love, love to write for them. Unfortunately, my muse sees things oh-so-very differently. I typically begin a story, thinking it might and hoping it will fit one of the category lines and then helplessly watch it spin off into a different direction. Sigh. However, that doesn’t stop me from lurking around their sites, seeing what they have to offer, and hoping to tempt my stubborn muse into writing within the box, not around it. That being said, I discovered:
Harlequin — So, You think you can write? A week of insights on writing romance.
Editorial Week Nov 1-5, 2010
Does your imagination run wild with vivid characters? Have you ever dreamed of becoming a USA TODAY bestselling author? Well, our editors want to make those dreams come true. We are hungry to find talented new writers for Harlequin Books. Through podcasts, blogs, and discussions with our expert editors and current authors, we’re going to help you understand the appeal of the romance genre. And there’s a special daily challenge with feedback that will give some great insights into crafting the perfect story. So for the next week, come by to hone your skills and get started on the path to publication. So you think you can write? Here’s your chance to show us!
* Meet 50+ editors who want to buy your book
* Join community discussions with savvy writers in the know
* Listen to podcasts with editors and authors
* Chat live with editors in the Harlequin Community
* Participate in a webinar with editors (Sign-up at this link)
* Follow us on Twitter
* Take part in the daily challenge to test your writing skills
* Submit your story to the Harlequin editors!
FOLLOW THIS LINK to get to the Harlequin site and find out more information and a tentative schedule. Needless to say, I’ll be there all week. Will you?