Saturday, 21 August 2010

Library workshop and New Voices competition!

This autumn Mills & Boon are launching a very exciting competition for aspiring writers! They’re looking for new talent, and have decided to launch an ‘X-Factor’ type competition to find it. The winner will have their entry published and will win an M&B editor for a whole year!

Stage one – contestants upload the first chapter of their M&B novel. Everyone will be able to read them and comment on them.

Stage two – the editors whittle the entrants down to 10 finalists.

Stage three – YOU vote for which ones go through to the next round!

Stage Four – The finalists will write a ‘pivotal moment’ from their novel, then YOU get to vote for the winner!

For full details, and terms and conditions, visit the website:

And a whole host of Mills & Boon authors and editors are going to be giving romance-writing Masterclasses to help you on your way – including me!

I will be at Bromley Central Library on Saturday, 4th September from 11.00 a.m.– 12.30 p.m. Contact phone number: 0208 461 7185

This is (hopefully) what I’ll be covering:

  • Writing for M&B – my story, and what YOU need to know!
  • Submitting to Mills & Boon.
  • Heroes
  • Heroines
  • The essential ingredient in a gripping romance.
  • How to strengthen the emotional core of your novel.
  • Question & Answer time (as long as I don’t ramble on too much!)

So, come along , say hi, and we’ll have a great time talking romance!