Last year Mills & Boon ran a hugely successful X-Factor-style romance writing competition, and this year it's back - bigger and better than ever!
New Voices 2011 launches on Tuesday 13th September!
Round 1: aspiring romance novelists can upload their first chapters to the New Voices site. The M&B team will whittle down the entries to 20 finalists.
Round 2: The finalists will then write the second chapter of their book, and the public and judges will vote on who goes on to....
Round 3: finalists write a 'pivotal moment' from their story.
Then the judges and public decide the winner!
This year West-End star Jodie Prenger, a long time M&B fan, will be our celebrity guest judge. Check it out: she's reading my book, Swept Off Her Stilettos, on the M&B website!
How chuffed am I?
Anyway, there are a whole host of New Voices writing workshops going on around the country, hosted by Mills & Boon authors, and I am leading one at Brixton Library this Wednesday - 14th September!
Here's a link to the full list of workshops and further details.