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Kiss and Tell | Daniel de Lorne

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Globe-trotting author, Daniel de Lorne, takes languages and writing to the next level. Not only is he an author of six romance novels, he also knows Australian sign language, Italian, French and Spanish. A keen traveller, Daniel uses a laptop for most of his writing. He crafts his tales of ruin, romance and redemption in his favourite armchair in the living room of his Perth home, and writes outside under the verandah when the weather is nice. As well as writing gay romance, Daniel’s day job entails many hours at the computer, crafting yet more words on an entirely different …

2019 RUBY CONTEST RULES & CONDITIONS

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Romance Writers of Australia Inc is proud to present… The Romantic Book of the Year Awards 2019 RULES and CONDITIONS RWA Inc. reserves the right at any time to reject entries that do not comply with these conditions.  The contest coordinator’s decision in this regard is final. The Ruby Award is for commercially available romance or romantic elements books of 10,000 words or more, first published between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018 inclusive. For the purposes of this contest, RWA deems ‘commercially available’ to mean: any work of fiction (or part of) that is (or has been at …

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Appeal to readers with emotive showing and telling

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Show don’t tell is yelled from roof tops and preached at literary alters, and yet it remains one of the most problematic maxims for fiction writers around the globe. It’s the telling part that gives us the most trouble because it is inherent in the art of storytelling. So, how can you make sense of the maxim and successfully apply it to your writing? In this article we’re going to explore the importance of avoiding key storytelling pitfalls and change the way you view showing and telling. “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light …

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The Upcoming Famous and Fabulous Romance Writers | THE TWELVE TROPES OF CHRISTMAS

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On the first day of Christmas my true love was to be A billionaire with a tech company On the second day of christmas my true love was to be Two enemies, and A billionaire with a tech company On the third day of christmas my true love was to be Three sports jocks Two enemies, and A billionaire with a tech company On the fourth day of christmas my true love was to be Four convenient marriages Three sports jocks Two enemies, and A billionaire with a tech company On the fifth day of christmas my true love was …

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Three Ways Not To Start Your Story

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When it comes to writing a book, sometimes it’s easier to look at the things you shouldn’t do than those you should. Here are some common mistakes writers make that you can easily avoid: 1. It was all a dream When you start a story with a dream or a vision or something that doesn’t really happen, it makes the reader confused. What’s real? What’s not? Is the next chapter going to end this way too? When someone chooses to read your book, they’re putting their faith in you as an author. By adding those five evil words (and then …

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Show Don’t Tell is Like a Layer Cake

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Presented by Sandy Vaile Course Dates: 7 January — 3 February 2019 Cost: RWA Member—$55. Non-RWA Member—$88. Venue: Online – RWA Moodle Platform Booking link: www.trybooking.com/ZIVD About the course… We’ve all heard this old adage, but applying it often causes confusion, because it’s riddled with contradictions. Both showing and telling are valuable techniques. One creates drama and movement, and the other conveys information succinctly and poetically. Bring your story into focus by finding a balance between action and brevity that will captivate readers. Participants will: • Discover when to show, and when it’s okay to tell. • Identify and banish …

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Start Your Story Right

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Presented by Lauren Clarke Course Dates: 7 January — 3 February 2019 Cost: RWA Member—$55. Non-RWA Member—$88. Venue: Online – RWA Moodle Platform Booking link: www.trybooking.com/ZIUR About the course… “Let’s start at the very beginning …” Do you want your first chapters to leap out and grab your reader’s attention, leaving them desperate for more? Make sure your book has the strongest start possible with Start Your Story Right, an online workshop by Lauren Clarke for RWA. Except to learn: • How to create a killer hook • The best way to introduce your characters • Tips to capture reader …