Entering writing competitions

As an emerging writer I’m big on entering writing competitions.  It’s a great way of getting noticed, getting invaluable feedback, and of setting yourself the all-important goal of getting better at your craft. In the first writing competition I entered I came 19th – out of around 50.  I was surprised very happy with thisContinue reading “Entering writing competitions”

Dare to Write – only 24 hours left to enter!

I’ve just come back from a great weekend at The RNA’s annual conference, where I learned more about Mills & Boon’s much-anticipated new line – the sexually explicit DARE. You can learn more about it here, and found out how to enter their new blitz competition. But quick!  There’s only just over 24 hours leftContinue reading “Dare to Write – only 24 hours left to enter!”

My naughty story is coming out for the world to see!

Three days ago I received some great news but had to wait to today before I was allowed to share it. Back in January I entered an erotic short story competition run by the Romantic Writers of Australia (I’m an international member).  Earlier this week I found out that I came 8th, and that theContinue reading “My naughty story is coming out for the world to see!”

3 ways to improve your writing

I’ve taken a break from writing recently.  I felt I wasn’t really getting anywhere and needed to hone my skills by doing something different, rather than ploughing on relentless. Time will tell whether this detour has helped my writing, but in the meantime I’m enjoying the experience. Here’s what I’ve been doing: 1. Judging ContestsContinue reading “3 ways to improve your writing”

Judging a Book without a Cover

Having recently become a member of the Romance Writers of Australia I decided to make the most of my membership.  What a very frightening proposition this was to be as I decided to not only enter one of the competitions, but volunteer to be a judge on another. So I merrily clicked ‘send’ on myContinue reading “Judging a Book without a Cover”