Jessica Hart, who writes wonderful Harlequin category romances, shares ten top tips for that all important first chapter.
Since social media seems a vital part of being an author (I comfort myself with the reflection that even Charles Dickens went on the lecture circuit), I’m including Darren Rovel’s 100 Twitter tips. They’re good.
Ilona Andrews, whose books I love, raises an important issue — author stress. Being an author, a hell of a lot of stuff is outside our control. We have to learn to live, and even thrive, with that uncertainty.
Angela James, Executive Editor, Carina Press, asks whether readers enjoy “exotic” locations and which locations they consider exotic. Fascinating to me as a reader in Australia because the common US and UK settings are, to me, exotic 🙂
I’ve run out of time this week (“here, Time, pretty Time. Are you under the sofa cushions? Hiding in the laundry basket?”), but when I find some, I need to look into Amazon’s new social network.
It’s the Romance Writers’ of Australia conference this weekend — and I won’t be there. I’ll miss meeting so many great people. Fortunately, for those of us who couldn’t make the trip, there is also a Clayton’s Conference — a weekend long, online gathering of RomAus members who are feeling sociable (and envious) and eager to chat. Oh, and perhaps, write! I’m looking forward to it. 🙂