Wordsmith– I also write books


roman columns with open booksilouette of two women drinking teaStorytellers’ Soiree is a gathering of writers, readers, and aspiring writers. This month, author Tina Gayle and myself will be featured at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 22nd on the patio of Olive Garden, Main Place, Santa Ana, CA. No invitation is necessary, and attendees order their own lunch. This month Tina and I will read passages that make an emotional connection, answer questions, and will discuss plotting of works-in-progress.

Friends, below is the announcement o the website of RWA’s FROM THE HEART OF ROMANCE WRITERS.  I’m looking forward to helping others just as others helped me in my early stages as a writer of romance.  Today I’m celebrating Eternal Press’ acceptance of my novella (a book with 20,000 to 40,000 words) which takes place in wintery Big Bear, California.  AVENGER: 100% BEARASS is the hero, Sheriff Byron McGill, protector of Bayliss Jones who is circled by the same cult who killed her parents.


PE Poll Top 10 Finisher Join us online September 5 – October 2, 2011 for Point of View with Kathleen Rowland

The second most common reason for manuscript rejection (after lackluster story) is faulty point of view. POV is one of fiction writing’s tricky challenges, but when you get it right, you will deepen everything your character thinks, says, experiences with bodily response and the other four senses. Using the flashlight-on-the-head technique, you are going to be a whiz at sticking to one POV per scene. You’ll submit a three page section per week and receive feedback. It’s fine to use your work-in-progress. By the end of the month, you’ll know if your scene is long enough to make a point. You’ll start using an ‘in the moment’ method to quicken the pace. Most important of all, your characters will sound like themselves.

Kathleen Rowland writes cross-racial romantic suspense, both contemporary and paranormal. She is published with Amira and Whiskey Creek Press. You can find out more about Katheen at her website: http://www.writerspointofview.com/

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6 thoughts on “Wordsmith– I also write books

  1. Thanks, Mary Alice. Eternal Press was originally founded in 2007 as an Australian company and gained recognition. Later it was bought by Canadian Ally Robertson where it continued to grow. Now, Eternal Press is owned by Damnation Books, LLC out of California, USA, keeping Ms. Robertson on as head of the new production department. The new CEO, Kim Richards has a history with Eternal press, first working as an editor and then as the marketing manager. She is bringing more updated technologies to the table.

    I’m stoked!

  2. I’ve bought their books also, Mary Alice. Eternal Press has won many awards and nominations including a Best Eye Catching Cover Art Award, nominations and finalists in the EPPIE and Pearl awards, and we publish many award-winning authors and artists.

  3. Jill, yup, sometimes luck comes our way. Probably Dawne’ Dominique had an open slot, and my book was up at the same time. With a cover artist with that kind of talent, an author gives input about the story, but then gives the artist total freedom.

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