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Saturday, 8 September 2007

sagging middles

No, this has nothing to do with my baby belly which is in fact soooo huge now I can't believe I'm actually still able to walk upright!

Today I am blogging at the Pink Heart Society with loads of advice for those of you out there trying to write your first book. We have run a series of posts this year in conjunction with many of our readers' efforts to Finish the Damn Book! So if you want to know how I go about creating Motifs and reviving Sagging Middles, then head on over to the Pink Heart Society.

For more great advice from a multitude of published authors, click on the FinDaBoo link at the bottom of the PHS post. Or head on over to my Writing Tips pages on my website were you can find articles about:

hero inspiration ~ heroine inspiration
do they look in your mind as they did in mine?

getting in the write
as seen in Hearts Talk, February 2007

frequently asked dinner party questions
as seen at the Lilydale and Wheelers Hill libraries, February 2007

sexy vs sweet - the ultimate showdown
as seen at the Romance Writers of Australia conference, August 2006

the changing face of romance fiction
as seen at the Williamstown Literary Festival, May 2006

eHarlequin blog
as seen on
eHarlequin, April 2006

pressure, pitfalls, and procrastination
or, how one girl became a published author

you love writing more than life itself?
then be enthusiastic!

inspiration is all around
you just have to be prepared to look for it

it's all in the details
writing what you know, and if you don't know - learn!

I'm also doing a talk about writing, selling and promoting romance at the Victorian Writers Centre on the 13th, so if you live in Melbourne and would like to ask a bunchy of questions of a couple of gals who've been there and done that, come along!

When: Thursday 13/9 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Victorian Writers Centre 1st floor, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston St Melbourne (03) 9654 9068
Cost: Non-member $25 VWC Members $15/$12 VWC conc.

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