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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Need A Helpful Hint?

Happy Tuesday Everyone,

Before I get into today's topic, two things:

1--I was made aware that yesterday William Graham put out a new novel entitled, Sometimes, There Really Are Monsters Under The Bed available on Kindle and Nook

2--Do you watch the Food Network? Have you ever seen the Food Network Challenge show? While writing this post it came on and it was Romance Novel Cakes was theme. It's interesting to see the different perceptions people have of Romance Novels. One contestant wanted to take a more tragic approach as opposed to the Happily-Ever-After. By the way... Romance Writers Of America President, Dorien Kelly was one of the judges.

Now for our feature presentation:

Every writer (no matter who you are) needs that break at one time or another. Whether it happens when they sign that contract with an agent and/or editor, or when they find something that assists them in their journey as a writer. The two websites I want to mention today do just that. They offer support, encouragement, assistance, and opportunities for writers.


Two writing friends of mine can be found on MuseTracks--Stacey Purcell and Jennifer Bray-Weber. This site offers articles, opportunites to pitch to agents and information.

I haven't given this website as much attention as it deserves. But, I'm going to try and make up for that now. Diane Holmes works tirelessly to help authors who are working on pitching and querying. There are so many opportunities at Pitch University thanks to Diane's work.

Have A Tremendous Tuesday!

5 comments:

Diane_Holmes said...

Thanks for the shout out, Bethany!

We're running a ROMANCE and YA PitchFest right NOW. 7 agents! Come on out. :)
http://www.pitch-university.com/june-pitchfest/

Anonymous said...

Thanks...will definately check these out!
Tonette

Anonymous said...

I am having a great deal of trouble staying logged in...
I like a happily-ever-afer, total escapism romance novel, although there is something to be said for a reality check sometimes...it depends on the story...it depends on the author.
Hope all are doing well.
Tonette

Bethany said...

Diane,

No problem! Glad you could drop by. Best wishes on Pitch U :-)

Bethany said...

Tonette,

Right you are. But generally those who do not have a happily-ever-after ending aren't considered Romance Novels. Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" is not even considered a romance, even though the romance is very promient. It's considered a tragedy because they die at the end (Whooo-hoo, look me putting my high school senior English to good use!) Hope Blogger behaves for you, soon. Thank you for dropping by :-)