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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Romancing The Script Contest

One of my writing chapters contest deadline is coming up. Here are the details:

****Permission to forward granted and encouraged**
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SCRIPTSCENE RWA
presents

Romancing the Script Contest

*Deadline: April 1, 2011*

Final Judge: Andy Cohen
Producer / President of Grade A Entertainment

*Winner will receive:*

A read by Zac Sanford of Suntaur Entertainment
and
A Mini-Critique ($350 value) by Kathie Fong
Yoneda*<http://scriptscene.org/contest/judges-KFY.html>

- Includes: Reading the first 25 pages of a script and a 2 page synopsis
of the rest of the project.
- 30 minute phone meeting to discuss the project.

*Winner and Finalists will receive:

*Listings on InkTip (see website for details) *
*A copy of Ms. Yoneda's new book,* The Script Selling Game*
Scriptscene RWA Certificates
Announcement in the RWR and on the Scriptscene website

More prizes may be coming, so please check back on website for listings.

For contest promo: www.scriptscene.org/promo/contest.html

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Noble Romance Visiting RWA Online Chapter

Noble Romance will be visiting the RWA Online Chapter from March 21-25. This is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Noble Romance and submitting to them.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Overcoming Your Fears to Get Published Workshop

  My RWA Online Chapter has a workshop coming up. Thought I'd post it here for those of you who would be interested in taking the class. Sounds like a good one.

March 14-26, 2011
Conquering FEARS and Getting Published
Presented by Tina Holland

Don't let FEARS hold you back. This class will give you tips to help you overcome writer's block to FINISH, give you some quick tips on how to EDIT, how to ANALYZE your book and it's genre, RESEARCH the market and SUBMIT to the perfect house using an ideal Query formula. This class is great for beginners and those who have a finished manuscript looking for a home.

About Tina:
Tina Holland was born in Frankfurt, Germany to military parents and is a self-proclaimed military brat.

Tina's debut e-book, The Pilot and the Pinup was released by Liquid Silver Books in 2005. Since then she has branched out into Paranormal and Science Fiction Romance. Her work can also be found at Resplendence Publishing.

Tina continues to write . She is active in Romance Writers of America (RWAOL chapter) and Evanston Writer's Workshop along with her local critique group. Tina attends conferences to network and continue learning. Her contemporary erotic romance, Sexing up the Spy is a 2011 EPPIE finalist. She's judged a few contests including the Emily's and The Golden Palm.


Follow the link to sign up.

Friday, March 4, 2011

New Title = New Cover

I was a little dismayed when a few weeks ago I discovered that someone had already used my title for my beloved book The Horse Charmer. Now, I came up with this title when I was 14 (you do the math :-) ) and there weren't any books with titles like it. In fact, when The Horse Whisperer came out, I was all upset that he had stole my title. LOL I again did a search about five years ago when I decided to pull out my old draft and redo it - still no one with the title. Yes, five years ago, I know I took forever on this book, but I wasn't actively working on it the entire time.

If I had been smart, I would have checked up on the title again this year. I would have discovered a chapter book in a pretty well known horsey series where the subtitle is none other than The Horse Charmer. Now I had to decide. Would I change my title or keep it? Granted this wasn't the main title it was a subtitle in a series. 

My title is very tied to the plot of my story so I decided I couldn't just change it. Though I got several funny suggestions from the fam. I believe the favorite was The Butt-Head Charmer (anyone with a horse will get the joke). I decided I didn't want it identical, but would change it dropping the The from The Horse Charmer.

Horse Charmer needed a new cover to reflect the title change. Thank you Tamra Westberry for the super fast work and understanding in fixing the title for me.