Friday, June 6, 2008
Tips for Writing Romance by LaConnie Taylor-Jones
Aspiring authors and newly published authors, welcome to the wonderful world of romance!
Whether you’ve written one chapter or finished a completed manuscript, you’re to be commended on your efforts. The road to publication is long, hard, and bumpy. However, you’ll make it with a little talent and a ton of determination.
Hopefully, these tips will assist you on your journey to publication:
• NEVER GIVE UP AND NEVER GIVE IN
Writing is not for the faint at heart and the competition is fierce. Tenacity and perseverance will become your two best friends.
• ENROLL IN WRITER’S COURSES
Writing is a craft. In order to master this craft, there are some fundamental techniques you’ll need to learn. There are a number of on-line writing courses that teach a wide range of topics and are fairly reasonable. So, sign up today!
• SEEK THE ADVICE OF VETERAN AUTHORS
For an aspiring author or newly published author, having a veteran author as a mentor can greatly benefit your career. Tremendous insights can be learned from this mentorship over a short period of time, which normally could take years to learn, otherwise.
• JOIN A WRITER’S GROUP
Being connected with others who have the same interest and goals you have will not only keep you motivated to write, but will also keep you abreast of the latest industry trends.
• ATTEND WRITER’S CONFERENCES
Not only are various sessions on a variety of topics offered, it’s an excellent chance to network with industry professionals such as agents, editors, and published authors.
Good luck and no matter what, keep writing!!
LaConnie Taylor-Jones is the author of When I'm With You, which won the Romance Slam Jam 2008 Emma Award for debut novel and When A Man Loves A Woman.
The WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR '08 will officially begin on June 1, 2008 and continue all month long. If you would like to follow LaConnie's tour in progress, visit http://www.virtualbooktours.wordpress.com/ in June. Leave a comment at any of her blog stops and become eligible to win a free copy of her book! One lucky winner will be announced at her tour page on June 30!
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