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RT Convention or Online Mini-Con

Hi Everybody,



I'm going to be at the Romantic Times Convention all next week. Leaving this afternoon for Columbus to work with the Aspiring Writers program on Monday and Tuesday. It's always fun! Who else will be in Columbus? I hope to see you there.



If you're not going to RT, I've arranged a little online mini-conference for you on my blog with giveaways, craft workshops and some exciting news. Here's the schedule for… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on April 25, 2010 at 6:31am — No Comments

How much foreign jargon is too jarring?

HI!

It's time for another dose of craft. Please pop by and share your writing expertise with aspiring author Janet Louise Campbell at www.emilybryan.blogspot.com. And you might see something that will help your writing too.



Best,
Emily
www.emilybryan.com
STROKE OF GENIUS, coming May 25th

Added by Emily Bryan on April 22, 2010 at 6:04am — No Comments

Red Pencil Thursday with a Thriller Writer!



It's time for another online critique group. Today on my blog, I'm hosting Donna Labbe, a pre-published thriller writer. Please come add your sharp eye and writing expertise to the mix! www.emilybryan.blogspot.com



Happy Writing,

Emily…

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Added by Emily Bryan on April 8, 2010 at 5:24am — No Comments

Red Pencil Thursday with Golden Heart Finalist Gillian Layne!



No April Fools here. I'm hosting Golden Heart finalist Gillian Layne on my Red Pencil Thursday at www.emilybryan.blogspot.com. Please come join our online critique group and add your tips and suggestions.



Happy Writing,

Emily

www.emilybryan.com

STROKE OF… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on April 1, 2010 at 7:39am — No Comments

Path to the Call

After the weekend at the NECRWA writer's conference, I'm energized and ready to write! It's so invigorating to spend time with creative people who know just because you hear voices that doesn't mean you're crazy!



Today on my blog I'm hosting Gayle Ann Williams, fellow Lollie (Lady of Leisure) and her road to the call and publication of her debut title with Dorchester, TSUNAMI BLUE! She's giving away a copy to a couple lucky commenters, so please let us know you were there with a… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on March 29, 2010 at 5:45am — No Comments

Red Pencil Thursday with a Pre-Pubbed Author

I've sharpened up my red pencil for another online critique. Today, my volunteer is pre-pubbed author Jane Lange. Please come over to add your thoughts about her WIP LOVE'S SOFT SURRENDER.



When I sang professionally, I used to take part in master classes. I'd sing my aria. The acknowledged pro would take my work apart and show me how to improve. Amazingly, they… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on March 25, 2010 at 4:46am — No Comments

Red Pencil Thursday!

I sliced and diced my own work last Thursday and amazingly enough, got some volunteers for the same treatment!



It's critique day with debut author Saranna DeWylde on my blog www.emilybryan.blogspot.com. This brave soul is letting me take the red pencil to her current WIP HOW TO LOSE AN ANGEL IN 10 DAYS! She's been a… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on March 18, 2010 at 5:42am — No Comments

Query Letters 101

Hi!



I never realized when I sat down to write my first novel that I'd have to learn how to sell it as well. The first hurdle to selling is learning how to craft a query letter. I've posted a sample on my blog today www.emilybryan.blogspot.com Whether you have suggestions on how to query or questions about how to do it, please drop by!



Happy writing,

Emily…

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Added by Emily Bryan on March 17, 2010 at 9:11am — No Comments

Critique Offer

Hi!
I'm talking about critique methods at www.emilybryan.blogspot.com. I'm also offering a two page critique for anyone who's willing to take their bath in public.

Happy writing,
Emily
www.emilybryan.com
STROKE OF GENIUS, coming May 25th

Added by Emily Bryan on March 9, 2010 at 6:35am — No Comments

3rd Chapter of FREE online novella & YOUR chance to win $100 giftcard!

I just posted the third chapter of my FREE online novella, A DUKE FOR ALL SEASONS! The voting for whether or not Arabella should accept Sebastian's terms and become her mistress was soooo very close! It all came down to a mere handful of votes difference. Hope you enjoy her choice.





After you… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on March 1, 2010 at 6:13am — No Comments

World Building

It's not just for paranormal/fantasy writers anymore.





I'm blogging about World building today at www.emilybryan.blogspot.com, what it means and how an author does it. Bet you know lots more about this topic than me. Please come share your expertise!





Cyber-hugs,

Emily…

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Added by Emily Bryan on February 25, 2010 at 7:15am — No Comments

Editorial Red Flags

Rejection is a fact of writing life and it's not always a reflection on the writing itself. Maybe the premise isn't right for the line, or the editor just acquired a manuscript with similar elements. Maybe the editor's just having a bad day.



But sometimes, it is about the writing. And that's fixable, preferably before the manuscript hits the editor's desk. I discuss a number of editorial red flags at www.emilybryan.blogspot.com.… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on February 16, 2010 at 6:03am — No Comments

A Visit to Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

In Stroke of Genius, my heroine and her family visit Vauxhall, the famous pleasure gardens. I'm blogging about this unique and often used setting for romance at www.emilybryan.blogspot.com. Do you know a juicy tidbit about Vauxhall? Ever read a book with a scene set there? Come share the fascination of the human… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on February 9, 2010 at 6:52am — No Comments

To Book Trailer or Not to Book Trailer?

That's the question! I want to know what you think. Come weigh in on this portion of an author's marketing toolkit at www.emilybryan.blogspot.com!

Added by Emily Bryan on February 3, 2010 at 7:17am — No Comments

Chapter 2 of my Free Online Novella!



The second chapter of my FREE online novella, A DUKE FOR ALL SEASONS, is up and running!



In case you don't know what's up with this, let me bring you up to speed. Each month I'm adding a chapter to a free read on my website. I've invited my readers to vote on… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on February 1, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Hunks in History





Join me today for a look at men's fashion during the Regency at… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on January 28, 2010 at 7:22am — No Comments

Gleek Marketing!

When I sold my first book, I was surprised to learn that I needed to promote it. And clueless about how to do it. Since then I've learned a couple things about promotion, I'd like to share and I'm hoping you'll do the same. I know there are some marketing experts out there, so don't be shy. Please join me at… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on January 26, 2010 at 7:21am — 2 Comments

Brainstorm with a NYTimes Bestseller!

I've got a huge treat for you today! Angie Fox is on my blog--www.emilybryan.blogspot.com. You probably remember her debut novel, THE ACCIDENTAL DEMON SLAYER, which hit the NYTimes list. I've talked her into sharing a few of her tricks of the trade with us. Trust me, if you're a writer you want to know what this smart, talented… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on January 25, 2010 at 6:04am — No Comments

Writing Contest for All Genres, All Authors

Check it out! The Pacific Northwest Writers Association is having their annual literary contest and it casts a wide net. I posted the details at www.emilybryan.blogspot.com.



With 12K in prize money and tons of categories (read: not just romance), it's definitely worth a look. And it's open to published authors as well!



Happy Writing,

Emily

STROKE OF GENIUS, coming May 25th

What kind of Genius are YOU? Take the… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on January 22, 2010 at 7:32am — No Comments

Bagging a Trophy Bull

After my post on Monday about the Death of the Slush Pile, I promised to follow that depressing bit of news with a blog about how to find an agent. So I've posted my 10 Commandments for the Agent Hunt at www.emilybryan.blogspot.com . If you have questions about finding the right agent, or something to add that might help someone else, please pop over and leave a comment!



Happy Writing,

Emily…

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Added by Emily Bryan on January 20, 2010 at 6:38am — No Comments

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