Category: Writing Opportunities

It’s #WritingChallenge time!

This weekend, we’ve got a writing challenge with a twist for you all. You’ve proved time and time again how brilliant you are at our more thematic challenges, so this weekend, we want you to demonstrate your writing technique! Good writing is all about showing, not telling – it’s a much more subtle, complex yet powerful way…

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The #WritingChallenge is back!

After the excitements of SYTYCW, we’re so thrilled to have another #WritingChallenge for you all this weekend! This one is for anyone who’s ever wanted to write a ‘heroine in jeopardy’ themed book… Your heroine is in danger…how does your hero save the day? And how does she feel about being rescued?! As always, let us…

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Today’s Challenge Results: Pitch Feedback

Results of our Pitch Challenge are in! Our team of editors randomly selected five of your pitches. Here are their critiques! Thanks for all the succinct creativity sent our way! The Senator’s Son by Anna Albo Courting the Professor by Jodie Kerrigan Protecting the Cowboy’s Baby by Elle Marlow Pitch Critique Tuscany by Stephanie Payne Hurt Untitled…

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Today’s Challenge: Write Your Pitch

If you had to hook an editor in 100 words, how would you do it? Remember that editors have heard many pitches. How is your story different? What is the conflict of your story? Here are a few tips for creating that perfect pitch: Start out simple and expand: Example: A heroine finds love while…

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Today’s Challenge Results: First Meeting Feedback

Results of our First Meeting Challenge are in! Our team of editors randomly selected five of your first meeting entries. Here are their critiques! We enjoyed seeing those sparks fly and hope you’ll keep going on your writing journeys. Thank you for submitting all your fabulous first meetings! Best Laid Plans by Lindsay Larson Holiday Fling…

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Today’s Challenge: The First Meeting

Today’s Challenge: The Meet It’s the moment most readers wait for (well, one of the moments): when the hero and heroine first meet. Do they love or hate each other on sight? Is he her neighbor, her boss, her accountant? Because there are so many stories out there, think about how your “meet” will capture…

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Today’s Challenge Results: First Page feedback

Results of our First Page Challenge are in! Our team of editors randomly selected five of your first pages. Here are their critiques! We enjoyed reading these openings and hope you’ll keep going on your writing journeys. Thank you for submitting all your fabulous first pages! On Bended Knee by Lizzie Brooks Undercover With Her…

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Today’s Challenge: The First Page

Are you up for the challenge? From a great opening line to an intriguing character, snappy dialogue to an enticing setting, how will you get the editor to take notice, put down her coffee and clear her appointments for the rest of the day? Do you have what it takes to immediately captivate your readers…

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Challenge Yourself!

  The annual So You Think You Can Write conference is happening next week, September 14-18, and includes three of our ever popular writing challenges! Enter now for a chance to win editor feedback! Challenge One: The First Page Send your romance manuscript’s first page in by 10 am EST Monday, September 14 and you may…

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It’s time for another Writing Challenge!

It’s time for another #WritingChallenge! Keyboard at the ready, here we go… Your boss has called you into their office and has asked you to be their fake date for the weekend! You love your job, but your boss is always so uptight – even if they are your idea of the perfect partner! Will…

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