Tag Archives: Romance Writers of American

The 2016 RITA Finalist Reading Challenge


The RITA is a contest put on by the Romance Writers of America that is basically the Oscars of the Romantic Fiction world. If you write romance this is the award you want listed in your bio.  “The RITA is the … Continue reading

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Critique Partners vs Beta Readers and Where To Find Them


Many people believe critique partners and beta readers are one in the same. I admit, they can be, if you choose to use them that way. However, if you want your book to be the best it can be then … Continue reading

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You’ve Finished Your First Draft! Now What?…


So, you’ve finished your first draft? Congratulations! Go out and celebrate because not many people get to this point. However, don’t think for a minute that you are done. Oh no. You are far from done. Writing the 1st draft is actually … Continue reading

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Classes, Conferences, Conventions, Retreats and Workshops…Oh My!


The number 1 rule to writing well is to write often. Sometimes it’s hard to find the time to write often in our daily lives. So what do we do when we can’t find the time to write but desperately … Continue reading

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