Social networking for romance readers
To celebrate the release of our Heart Attack collection on Monday 6th February we are giving a weekend away!
All you have to do is buy one book from the collection and you will automatically be entered into the competition to win a weekend away!
Author Jonathan Frazen has got me thinking today after a talk he gave at a literary festival that has been widely reported in the broadsheets. He says that ebooks are a bad thing for society because of their "impermanence". He argues that text - i.e. on paper - is permanent and that authors and readers need the security of knowing that.
What are your feelings about self-editing? Do you find it enjoyable, painful or a mix of both?
I would love to read your comments.
Added by Hywela Lyn on January 30, 2012 at 14:11 — No Comments
Aspiring romantic novelists can spend Valentine's Day afternoon with bestselling author Kate Walker who is running a fiction writing workshop covering techniques including dialogue, characters, tension, pacing and settings. While the focus is on romance novels, the workshop can also be enjoyed by anyone just wanting to come along and have fun, even those with no writing…Continue
Sheryl grew up in Birmingham, UK, where she studied Art & Design. She wears many hats: a partner in her own business, a mother, and a foster parent to disabled dogs. Creative in spirit, Sheryl has always had a passion for writing. She has previously been published in the US and writes Romantic Comedy because, as she puts it, “life is just too short to be miserable.”
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Check out some of the wildlife that appears around the…Continue
I was told months ago by an IT security friend to quit Facebook. I followed his advice and joined Google+, and told many other people to think seriously about their FB accounts. Most have carried on with FB accounts.
But it's worth reading this: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/security-concerns-as-facebook-timeline-change-made-mandatory.html
I hope you are keeping well and looking forward to the arrival of February.
I have a wonderful and entertaining interview with Choc Lit author Sue Moorcroft for your enjoyment. Your comments are always welcome.
Have a great weekend.
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The perfect heroes for warming things up in the cold weather are lumberjacks, reports a trend watch blog at RT Book Reviews, the US's biggest romance magazine. "With their plaid shirt-covered brawny arms and luscious beards, it’s no wonder these men are icons of masculinity," RT Book Reviews…Continue
UK romance fans are set to have an even wider choice of ebooks from their favourite US authors with the launch of a new line from Little, Brown one of the UK's major publishers. Piatkus Entice will launch on 14th February 2012 and will be publishing many already well known romance authors including Mariah…Continue
In a blog published today by the Telegraph newspaper, Scottish author Allan Massie pays tribute to the "extraordinary talent" of the late romance author Penny Jordan who died recently. Penny Jordan wrote over 190 romance novels during her long career. Writing mostly for Mills and Boon, she was one of the world's best known romantic fiction…Continue
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Washington DC born actress Katherine Heigl plays Janet Evanovich's character Stephanie Plum in the film One For The Money which opens in the US this week. The star is known for her role as Dr Izzie Stevens in hit TV show Greys Anatomy as well as having acted a number of romantic comedy films including 27 Dresses. Stephanie Plum is a lingerie buyer who turns to bounty hunting to help make ends meet and the creation of bestselling author…Continue
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A survey of 1,400 Brits has revealed that Kindle ereaders top the list of unused Christmas presents. In the survey by MyVoucherCodes.co.uk nearly half said they had received a gift that they haven't used since opening it on Christmas Day. Over…Continue
Hi everyone. It feels like I haven't visited here for weeks! Time seems to fly these days. I've just posted the first few pages from my novel, The Stag Party if you'd like to have a quick peek. Here's the link:-
And the post prior to that is the recipe for a white chocolate fridge cake/biscuits. Really quick to make and absolutely yummy. Hope to see you there. Hope you have a great…Continue
A US writer of science fiction and fantasy has launched a scathing attack on romance novels. Cale McCaskey, who describes himself on his blog profile as a "sexy, single, white male" claims that romance novels are "purposely meant to be a lessor work." "If an author classifies their own story as romance, that tells me that even they don't think much of it," writes McCaskey in his blog, dated…Continue
these can be brutal I've had some that have been constructive -but -if you read a book not in a genre you like its difficult to be impartial. If I really don't like it and think its obscene then I pass and refuse to review it. But that doesn't happen often. So its a good site to test your story line. And if people don't like your characters they don't hesitate to say so.
So Elle if you try this site keep in mind its only one persons opinion and they might be wrong.
I've just written a blog post- What would a writer do without Wikipedia?