Publisher’s Summary Growing up, Will Klein had a hero: his brother Ken. But when Will’s former girlfriend was found raped and murdered in her family’s basement, Ken is considered the prime suspect, and disappears. Ken’s disappearance has lasted for ten years, defying an international manhunt. He has been presumed dead. Now, Will’s mother, on her […]
Welcome to Part Two of the wrap-up of Deb Dixon’s talk on Characterization. If this is your first visit, you can find Part One here. The Dominant Impression provides a snap shot of your character. According to Ms. Dixon, a character’s dominant impression is described through a marriage between an adjective and a descriptive noun; […]
My local RWA chapter, River City Romance Writers hosted a workshop this past weekend that featured Debra Dixon, as the guest speaker. Ms. Dixon is the author of Goal, Motivation and Conflict, as well as a host of fiction novels. She is also publisher of Bellebooks and BellBridge Books. Ms. Dixon was kind enough to […]
Permission to forward— The Golden Network’s Golden Pen Contest is now open for entries! What makes this contest special? Each entry in the Golden Pen will be judged by at least one published author and one Golden Heart finalist. What’s more, entries will be 55 pages. This is a chance to have a large portion […]
I am putting together my summer reading list and am having a hard time keeping the list at a reasonable number. There are some awesome recent releases that I am dying to get my hands on. I’ve also decided to renew one or two classics; you know, the ones that never get old no matter […]
The strong, silent male prototype has been a fixture in fiction, especially romantic fiction since . . . well, who knows how long, perhaps even when the oral tradition was king. Anyway, I’m sure people much more knowledgeable than me have tried to analyze their appeal but whatever it is, I do know that it […]
Kensington Brava is hosting a contest for completed manuscripts. The chance to win a publishing contract be awarded to one lucky entrant. Submissions will be accepted beginning July 1, 2010. See http://www.bravaauthors.com/contest/brava-contest/ for complete details. Good luck!