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Countdown to the romance writers' event of the year!

This July, as every July, it’s the UK Romance Novelists’ Association’s (RNA) annual conference.  Held at a different university every year, the conference is where hundreds of established and aspiring British writers come together to listen to expert talks, meet fellow authors, enjoy a gala dinner and – all importantly – meet publishers and editors. 240 more words


Elizabeth: Women’s Fiction?

For someone who doesn’t even have a Twitter account, I’ve encountered a lot of interesting tweets lately.  Last week it was the By Age 35… 657 more words

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Don't Believe Everything You Think

Don’t believe everything you think. Go ahead. Reread that sentence a few times and let the idea marinate inside your cranium for a bit. It’s an interesting concept. 678 more words


Prewriting and Upping the Conflict Ante

Working through my pre-writing assignments is helping me discover my weak spots and hopefully help me beef up my conflict.

So far the things I’ve found most helpful: 108 more words

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I Write Romance and I'm Proud of It!

Hanna Rhys Barnes

I’m an author. I have books published by a publisher. “What an accomplishment,” you might say. But when I say “I write Romance,” I get this look like “Oh…how…nice.” As if the qualification “Romance” somehow diminishes the accomplishment. 500 more words


Prewriting Continues

I outlined the basic plot.  You’ll be shocked, I’m sure, to hear that the conflict level is not as high as it can be.  I just gravitate towards subtle conflict.  277 more words

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Hot, hot, hot news!

The lovely people at The Wild Rose Press have contracted my erotic short story – Ice Hot – for publication.

It’s about a young interpreter who accompanies a powerful – and GORGEOUS – businessman to Iceland.  42 more words