The 2017 Utah Readers Luncheon – Recap

This Week’s Quote:
“The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

This past weekend it was my honor and privilege to share a table with authors Judy Baker and Mary Martinez at the 3rd Annual Utah Readers Luncheon. We had a blast visiting and giving away prizes. And the guest speakers, RaeAnne Thayne and Jill Shalvis were both delightful and inspiring.

Mark your calendar for October 13, 2018. We’d love to have you join us next year!

 

Friday Favorites

This Week’s Quote:
“Give me but one firm spot on which to stand, and I will move the earth.” – Archimedes

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Finding The Balance Between Hooking Readers and Setting up The Story. From Romance University. By Janice Hardy. Read more…

What Makes A Reader Keep Turning Pages? By Steven Pressfield. Read more…

Yank Your Reader Into Your Story With A Great Opening Line. From The Book Designer. By Jennie Nash. Read more…

Avoid Weak Words. By Steve Laube. Read more…

Raising The Average. By Seth Godin. Read more…

Friday Favorites

This Week’s Quote:
“Still you can’t worry too much about the future. Life is not a dress rehearsal.” – Billy Connolly

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The Line Between Self-promotion And Spam. By Annie Neugebauer. From Writer Unboxed. Read more…

Meeting Readers Where They Are. From Writer Unboxed. Read more…

Surfing The Efficiency Gain. By John Vorhaus. From Writer Unboxed. Read more…

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And have a Safe and Happy Labor Day weekend!

Friday Favorites

Sending a shout out to all who are buzzing around the RWA National Conference in Atlanta. I’m with you there in spirit!

Is your story a Home Run? From the Larry Brooks at the Storyfix: Read more…

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A fun post about naming your fictional character with a great linkls. From Carra Coplin at Smart Girls Read Romance: Read more…

The Four “E’s” of Romance. By Kevin Symmons at the Romance University: Read more…

6 Ways to Make Sure Your Reader’s Brain Syncs With Your Protagonist’s Brain. By Lisa Cron at Writer Unboxed: Read more…

This week’s quote:
“Everytime you are not practicing, someone else is.” – Boris Becker

 

Love Between The Covers

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Instead of my normal blog and Friday Favorites, I’m posting a link to a project about a fascinating, fun documentary that will reveal the remarkable global community of women who create, consume and love romance novels.

Here’s the link to read more about it and lend your support if you’re interested. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1162698421/love-between-the-covers

Go Romance Readers and Writers!