Monday, June 25, 2012
Hey Ya'll, how did you weekend go? Mine was way to short and I spent too much morning time in bed, pretending there was no reason to get up and start my day. I finally did get some yard work done, watched a movie with The Bug, answered some e-mails and read further on a novel I'm critiquing. I stayed away from the blogs most of the weekend - most of last week actually - so I can get caught up on some things for the other blog I co-host.
I'm excited to announce that Romantic Friday Writers is hosting a guest post today. Many of you may know Regency Author Anne Gallagher (Piedmont Writer), and she is guesting at RFW today, discussing how she integrates historical settings/people with fictional characters and plots. Key word: research. Stop by and show your admiration for all her hard work efforts.
While you're at RFW browse around the pages tabs, paying particular attention to the Challenges and Guest Posts. You do not have to be a member or follower to participate in our fortnightly prompts, or to write a guest post on a particular topic of interest.
Speaking of challenges, the next (June 29) RFW prompt is Stuck in the Middle: This prompt is about the others in the romance couple’s lives during the break-up. In-laws, best friends, co-workers siblings, the kids and other immediate family. Anyone who has connected with the couple and is expected to choose sides when the relationship ends. What we want to see is how “the others” feel or is changed by the ending relationship, and what they see as the strengths/weaknesses of the couple. We want to live the romance through a second party. (This is not a love triangle.)
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And while you're in the mood to write, perhaps you want to write a short story for Lemon Twist Press's (Founded by Wendy Tyler Ryan) anthology Second Avenue Second Hand. "Second Avenue Second Hand will provide a chance for 10 – 18 previously unpublished or self-published authors to put their words in front of you – the reading public. We are very excited about the concept of the anthology. Stories will not be limited to genre, instead, each story will center around an object obtained from an old, run-down second hand store. Be prepared for stories that could hurtle you through space; send you back in time; or bring you true love or even a curse or two. Anything goes!"
I'm taking a few days off the day job this week to edit and revise my submission entry. It has been through one round of critiques, and I'm hoping this will be the last I need before submitting to the anthology. Deadline closes August 21 and I want to get my entry in early.
I know, that would be a first for me . .
Monday, June 25, 2012