Starting a novel? Help is on the way!

MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS is excited to announce its 2013 Fall Workshop WRITING FROM THE GROUND UP Learn the Steps Involved in Writing a Novel This dynamic workshop will walk you through the creation of a novel from the opening hook, through plot points, world building and character building . . . all the way to the all-important black moment and The End. We will cover the following topics: Pantsing vs Plotting with Lea Nolan World/ Character...

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Southern Festival of Books

I had the pleasure of spending the past weekend at the Southern Festival of Books, in Nashville, Tennessee.  The Festival was held on the War Memorial Plaza — right near the State Capitol, various legislative buildings, and assorted other state buildings.  My panel was on Saturday afternoon — at the very end of the day — and it was held in a legislative room where visitors needed to clear security before being allowed...

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Writing From the Ground Up

Will you be in or near Catonsville, Maryland on October 26?  Are you working on a novel, or considering writing one?  Are you thinking about joining NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year? Then do I have a workshop for you! Writing from the Ground Up is sponsored by the Maryland Romance Writers (but you don’t have to be a romance author to get something useful out of the class).  The workshop  will walk writers through...

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Are You Near Nashville This Weekend?

If you are in or near Nashville, Tennessee this weekend, I’d love to see you at the Southern Festival of Books!  At 4:30 on Saturday, October 12, I’ll be on a panel with Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, called “The Weight of the Worlds:  Teen Quests in Fantastical Realms”.  We’ll be in Room 29.  At 5:30, we’ll be signing our books in the Signing Colonnade.  (I’ll be present in my “Morgan Keyes”...

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The BBF That Was

I went up to Baltimore yesterday, for the third and final day of the Baltimore Book Festival.  (Alas, I didn’t make it up there the other two days.)  I’ve been to the BBF a couple of other times, and yesterday was — hands down — the most gorgeous weather I’ve ever enjoyed there!  (Not a huge amount of competition, alas.  The first time I went, I was nearly electrocuted by the *rivers* of rainwater that ran through...

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