Monday, July 6, 2009

Writers Hodge Podge

I have a little bit of everything posted here today.  I hope you find something useful.

Happy Writing!

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Today, Brooke Borneman, Director of Sales and Marketing at Dorchester Publishing,  is at talking about Dorchester’s Next Best Celler contest.  Go here to check it out.

Here’s this weeks Romance University line up:

7/06 - Monday - Crafting Your Career: Brooke Borneman, Director of Sales and Marketing at Dorchester Publishing, will share the scoop on Dorchester's exciting new America's Next Best Caller contest co-sponsored with TextNovel.

7/08 - Wednesday - Anatomy of a Male Mind: Evan offers a gay man's perspective on women, sex and straight relationships.

7/10 – Friday – Chaos Theory of Writing: Author Victoria Gray guides us through the fascinating process of weaving historical facts into our fiction writing.

Dorchester Contest Guidelines and Rules

Ø Lisa Logan’s Free Book Trailer Workshop

If you’re interested in making a book trailer, Author Lisa Logan offer’s a free basic course on her website

Check it out here:

Lisa Logan Website

Ø Susan Meier’s Free Workshop

Harlequin Author Susan Meier posted a condensed version of her CAN THIS MANUSCRIPT BE SAVED WORKSHOP on her blog.

Check it out at:

Also,  see her HOW TO ANALYZE THE BOOKS YOU READ workshop on her website.

Susan Meier Website

Ø Author Survey(s)

So, you are an author or aspiring author? Where are you now? Where do you want to be? What is your wish list? What do you consider when choosing a publisher? No personal information taken. Please pass along.

To participate,  go here.

And here’s another one…

How low does the  price of ebook readers have to go  before you will make that all important purchase?

If you haven't done so already, please take this survey and pass it on to any other interested parties.

You don't have to register, nor does this survey require your email address or any other personal data. A simple response is all that's required. The survey will be available until July 11th. 

Go here to participate.

*Permission is granted to pass the survey details on to any/all interested parties.

Ø 1st Turning Point

1st Turning Point has a great article by Romance Author Rowena Cherry on eBook Piracy. There’s even a sample take down notice.

What is 1st Turning Point?

1st Turning Point is All About Promotion and is also A  Place Where Authors Teach, Share, & Learn.  We’re hoping this will be a pay-it-forward site, where those who learn today will teach tomorrow.

This is a fairly new site, and it  looks like it’s going to be a great resource.  Sign up to the newsletter for a chance to win an awesome bunch of prizes!

Contest drawing will take place July 31 at 11pm Pacific Time. All 1st Turning Point Subscribers are eligible to Win!

Learn more at the 1st Turning Point Website 


Snipped From Hope Clarks FundsforWriters Newsletter - 06/28/09 Issue

Novel Category - First 10 pages of your Novel, Book, or
Screenplay + Synopsis. Contest entries in English only.
Open to all unpublished and not under contract novelists
and screenwriters anywhere in the world. $500 first prize.

Short Story - Any Genre - $50 first place. Limit: 2,500 words.

Personal Essay - Something Personal -- your opinion on any
subject or a character study or a slice of life piece. Limit:
1,500 words. $30 first place.

Poetry - $30 first place. Three poems or six poems.

Lifetime Award Novel - Any genre - $100 first place.
Previously published novelists may enter.

ENTRY FEE $10 - $20. Deadline July 30, 2009.

Rules and guidelines at:

For more contests, writing tips and resources, sign up for Hope Clark’s FundsForWriters Newsletter.

Ø Submission Call: Working Mother Magazine

Working Mother magazine seeks freelance submissions for the following areas: You, Work and Family.  Writers can download
editorial calendar to enable them to pitch articles in advance.
See site for full guidelines.

Working Mother Magazine

Ø Stephanie Maclean, Literary Agent Looking For Submissions

PW announced that Stephanie Maclean has been promoted to Literary Agent at Trident.  She is actively seeking romance, women’s fiction and young adult.  But as with any agent, check the submission guidelines before sending.

Trident Media Group, LLC

Stephanie Maclean

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