Category: Writing Opportunities

Author Challenge: Synopsis Critique Results

  Thank you to all the authors who participated in the synopsis challenge! We had such a good time reading through the many quality entries, and we wish you all the best of luck with your submissions. With a range of settings and unique story ideas featuring celebrity chefs,music teachers, cowboys and bookshop owners, you crafted…

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Boot Camp is Back!

Have you heard?  the #SYTYCW15 Boot Camp is back!  We’ve got more character building, plot-thickening and series enlightening posts to help get you and your manuscript ready! Fear not romance writers, the boot camp (despite its name), is not a rigorous physical test, with a scary beef-cake instructor breathing down your neck! The SYTYCW Boot Camp…

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Author Challenge! Submit Your Synopsis

Are you ready for the challenge? Send us your synopsis and you could receive feedback from one of our editors! No one really likes to write a synopsis, but it is a useful tool for editors. We refer back to them throughout the publishing process: when writing memos to recommend the stories to senior editors,…

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It’s Writing Challenge time!

Happy Friday everyone 🙂 It’s #WritingChallenge time! You know what to do…read, write, share and enjoy! It’s the moment your character realizes they’re attracted to – and a little bit in love with – their best friend! What happens? We can’t wait to read your scenes on Monday and are so excited to see which character’s perspective you write…

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It’s #WritingChallenge time!

Hi everyone, Hope you’ve all had a wonderful week! Now, what you’ve all been waiting for – a brand-new writing challenge for you all to enjoy 🙂 It’s the morning after your heroine’s office Christmas party and she wakes up…next to the man she’s been crushing on for the past year! What happens next? Read, write…

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Author Challenge! Page One Critique: Results

Read on, and don’t forget to join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #sytycw. Results of our First Page Challenge are in! Our team of editors randomly selected five of your first pages – and one bonus first page! Here are their critiques! We enjoyed reading these openings and hope you’ll keep going…

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Author Challenge: Submit your first page!

Read on, and don’t forget to join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #sytycw. 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…

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Time for another #WritingChallenge!

We’re still laughing about the funny and fabulous entries to our last #WritingChallenge – brilliant! Now, a #WritingChallenge for all you authors who love to write a feisty heroine… Your heroine has just discovered her boyfriend’s a cheat – what happens next? Give her free rein but do remember – any swear words will mean…

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Let’s write a #TeamLoveStory!

We’ve so loved seeing your answers to the #WritingChalleges – what a fab array of exciting and imaginative authors you are! So, we couldn’t help but wonder what might happen if we pooled all of that talent to come up with one whole romance… And so the idea for #TeamLoveStory was born. We’re going to provide…

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It’s #WritingChallenge time!

We hope you’ve all been enjoying entering our #WritingChallenges as much as we’ve been enjoying reading them – we’ve been so impressed with the quality (and quantity!) of the responses! So, after a couple of challenges that have focused on the darker moments in your potential story, we thought it was high time to have…

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