Saturday, July 24, 2010

Special Opportunities at RWA in Orlando

If you're unpublished and headed to the RWA Conference next week, here are two opportunities you might want to take advantage of:

Open House for Unpublished Authors
Thursday, 7/29, 3-4 pm
Harlequin Hospitality Suite, Europe 8

If you're interested in writing for one of the Harlequin/Mills & Boon lines edited out of London (Historical, Presents, Romance, Medical, Modern Heat), you can come meet the M&B editors in an informal setting. Linda Fildew, Joanne Grant, and Jenny Hutton will be there (with their fabulous accents!) and they're very friendly. It's a great chance to meet and greet and maybe ask a few questions.

Want to tell Brenda Chin (Harlequin Blaze) about your book?

PC and SP are doing a workshop with Brenda Chin on Saturday, 7/31, 2-3 pm in the Americas Seminar Room titled, It's For Your Own Good: What You Can Learn From Rejection (from two authors and the editor who rejected them both).

Brenda will give attendees the opportunity to write a short pitch for their book and hand it in. It's a great opportunity to "pitch" without the scary appointment and submit without landing in the slush pile. I know of several people who have gotten requests through this process, and Brenda has even bought books pitched this way. It's a great opportunity for aspiring Blaze authors.

It's also going to be a fabulous workshop... :-)

Speaking of fabulous workshops, here are a couple of others that might interest you...

Three Steps to a Highly Hot Hero (Saturday, 7/31, 8.30-9.30 am)

Speakers: Rhonda Nelson, Kira Sinclair, and Vicki Lewis Thompson

Three best-selling authors share their secrets on how to create a hot hero for every genre.

I've Got a Fever: Taking Sexual Tension from Lukewarm to Hot (Saturday, 7/31, 3.15-4.15pm)

Speakers: Lynn Raye Harris and Kira Sinclair

Two Harlequin authors demonstrate how to amp up the sexual tension in your manuscript to give it that memorable quality that keeps readers turning pages to find out what happens next.

1 comment:

Christine said...

Both these opportunities sound great. I wish I could go to the Meet & Greet--PRO Retreat is at the same time and I volunteered to help so there's no way. But that's okay. Other opportunities will arise during the conference.