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Kiss and Tell | Pamela Cook

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New South Welsh author Pamela Cook is rarely at a loose end, with a multitude of hobbies. As well as volunteering for her local pony club and the not-for-profit organisation Room to Read, Pam regular teaches writers ways to improve their craft and shows her quarter horse, Rio. She is also a keen supporter of the Australian literacy scene, interviewing over 32 women this year for the Writes4Women podcast with fellow writer, Kel Butler. Pam’s first novel was published seven years ago, and the popularity of her rural romance stories soon elevated her to bestseller status. Between writing, teaching and …

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Three things I learned while writing… Rainbow Cove Christmas

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Welcome to our third Christmas edition blog of ‘Three things I learned while writing…’ and to our third author(s) featured this month – Nora James, Susanne Bellamy, Shirley Wine and Renee Dahlia. All four authors have joined us today to tell us about three things they learned while writing the Christmas anthology ‘Rainbow Cove Christmas’.

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Member New Releases | December 2019

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Easily Distracted By CamelsJakki FrancesAmazon DirectPrint, DigitalLearn More Rescuing SamanthaNicole FlocktonAces PressDigitalLearn More Weird & Wonderful Holiday Romance AnthologySusannah KadePrint, DigitalLearn More Kick the DustRhonda ForrestValeena (Self-published)Print, DigitalLearn More Aislinn’s ShadowSamantha MarshallSamantha MarshallPrint, DigitalLearn More SlothLana PecherczykPrism PressPrint, DigitalLearn More His Christmas PearlRenee DahliaEscape PublishingDigitalLearn More Taming Her Hollywood PlayboyEmily ForbesMills & Boon MedicalPrintLearn More Flour, Eggs, Sugar, and MagicDaniel de LorneDreamspinnerDigitalLearn More The Christmas Tree ThiefPhillipa Nefri ClarkPrint, DigitalLearn More The Girl in the PaintingTea CooperHQ FictionPrint, Digital, AudioLearn More Damned if I doElizabeth StevensSleeping Dragon BooksPrint, DigitalLearn More TemptationCamille TaylorIndie PublishedDigitalLearn More The Lawson SistersJanet GoverMira – AUPrint, …

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Writing Book Blurbs That Sell | By Belinda Williams

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I’ve often heard other writers say how much they dislike writing book blurbs. They say it feels a bit like writing the dreaded synopsis, which involves condensing your story into a few pages—or in the case of a book blurb, a mere two hundred words. To make matters worse, all your hard work in writing a page-turning novel is likely to go unnoticed unless you can convince a potential reader to hit the ‘buy’ button in a few paragraphs or less. Scary stuff! To help you, I’ve put together my top tips for writing your own book blurb based on …

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Tips from and Industry Insider | Don’t Understand High Concept? Don’t Worry

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Publishing Trends 2019 Some trends become industry standards. Some die the death they deserve. If, like me, you never did understand exactly what was meant by high concept, raise a glass to its death. It seems that publishers have discovered that while high concept initially excites marketing and sales teams and is easy to pitch to booksellers, it doesn’t necessarily lead to a long sales life. According to Sally Kim (GP Putnam’s Sons / Penguin Random House): ‘For a while it seemed everything had to have a high concept to cut through all the noise. … But those that really …