Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tuesday News—American Title IV Contest

Congratulations to Trish Milburn, my friend and fellow Harlequin American Romance author, for making it to the fourth round of the American Title contest! Only four finalists remain, and the winner’s book will be published by Dorcheter Publishing.

To help Trish make it to the final round, your votes are more important than ever! Click here to read the dialogue scenes in this round. Then vote for Trish by sending a blank email to [] with OUT OF SIGHT in the subject header. Only one vote person, so be sure ask all your family and friends to vote, too!

Voting ends February 3, so please vote now!

Good luck, Trish!

Back soon,

Sunday, January 6, 2008

A Year of Writing Tips from The Wet Noodle Posse

You can enter to win Barnes and gift certificates by posting this news release on your blog or forwarding to a chapter/group e-mail loop or newsletter. To be eligible, e-mail the particulars of your forward/post to jillmonroe @ (no spaces) and post no later than January 20, 2008. A random drawing will determine the winner(s) of the gift certificates.

The Wet Noodle Posse had such a great time with our month of Golden Heart prep that we're giving away writing month at a time. In addition to book and critique giveaways, join Q&A sessions and read guest blogs from bestselling writers like Sherrilyn Kenyon and Gena Showalter.

Check out our line-up of topics!

January - Getting Started (goals, choosing story idea, focus, etc.)
February - Character Development (names, physical descriptions, backstory, etc.)
March - Plotting
April - Conflict
May - Research
June - Business side of Writing (market, marketing, promotion, etiquette)
July - Prepping for Conference (both for national and smaller conferences)
August - Inspiration (for stories and for keeping yourself going)
September - Writer Health (physical and mental)
October - GH Preparation
November - Writing Challenges (NaNo, BIAW, turning off the internal editor, etc.)
December - Editing/Revisions

Get great information in a fun community!