Monthly Archives: October 2010

Crossing Genres for Commercial Publication (Cross-dressing Styles using Advanced Editing Strategies for Any Genre)

The effervescent A A Bell has the first book of a new series out. Since Ms Bell has managed to sell a series ‘Diamond Eyes’ with a science fiction premise (with mystery and a whole pile of other things) I … Continue reading

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Dark Urban Fantasy …

Readers of the spec fic sub genres have noticed the advance of a related sub genre appearing on the bookshop shelves – Dark Urban Fantasy (DUF) or Paranormal Romance. This cousin of spec fic’s Dark Urban Fantasy has been doing … Continue reading

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Finding your Character’s Voice

This is a Sunday Craft post that’s turning up on a Wednesday. The VISION list has been discussing how writers find their character’s voice, so I thought I’d ask the RORees for their insights. Richard Harland: How do I find … Continue reading

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Winner Announced

Lara Morgan has dipped her hand into the virtual ice-cream bucket and pulled out… Cyndie! Cyndie, you’ve won a copy of Lara’s new book, The Rosie Black Chronicles. Just leave your email in the comments section and I’ll get back … Continue reading

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Writing for Young Adults

Today we have Lara Morgan doing a guest post. Lara’s book, The Rosie Black Chronicles is published by Walker Books. We’ll be giving away a copy of Lara’s book, so watch out for the give-away question at the end of … Continue reading

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A round up of what the RORees are up to …

For no particular reason, Trent’s going first. Trent has just handed in book three of his trilogy and is madly doing the edits on book one. And while we’re talking about Trent, here’s a review of his latest book, Death … Continue reading

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