Sunday, June 10, 2007

Saturday Surprise :: FinDaBoo!

Today on the FinDaBoo, I'm gonna give you guys some research to do okay? Now don't panic, it won't hurt a bit. Just warm up your mouse wrist, place your hand over said mouse and get ready to click!

For today I am giving you a short list of fabulous blogs and websites on which to find out more information about how published members of the Pink Heart Society have managed to finish a book or two.

Fiona Harper, a Harlequin Romance gal, is huuuugely organized, using the likes of coloured paper on corkboards to sort out her plots. Check out her blog to find out how she prepares before writing a book, and how deeply she delves into things like "The Hero's Journey".

Early this year, another Harlequin Romance author Donna Alward gave us a series entitled “The Construction Zone”. where she talked us through the process of writing a novel.

Trish Wylie has been running a “Book With Trish” series on her blog for a while now. Most of her previous posts have graduated to her fantastic website. And she has even been running a contest where she will critique one lucky winner! Watch out over the next couple of weeks for the winner!

The lovely Liz Fielding has a range of seriously practical articles about getting started. Finding a way in with a grat idea and then with a smack bang opening line just as a couple of examples. Check out her articles "About Writing".

A couple that always get mentioned by hopeful authors as being extremely helpful are Melissa James’s “Emotional Depth” series, and Barbara Hannay’s “Emotional Punch” article.

And just ‘cause I can, I’ll now direct you to my blog where I blogged a series called “Between the Sheets” about the process and progress behind the writing of my last Harlequin Romance, FALLING FOR THE REBEL HEIR. Looking at collaging, why I listen to music as I write, helpful foods to eat while writing, and why hours spent trawling Google images are so very important to a writers craft ;).

And these are just a handful of our Harlequin Romance members! What other treasures are out there for you to forage and plunder??? Well, before you go looking, check these out, take from them what you can, and do, please let us know below if you have any other favourites that have helped you over rough patches or struck light bulbs!

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Ally’s next Harlequin Romance, BILLIONAIRE ON HER DOORSTEP, is out now in the UK and hits North American bookshelves any day now!!! It was also a Top Ten Mothers Day read on eHarlequin.

So head on out to your nearest bookstore and pick up a freshly minted, super-scented, fairy dust sprinkled hot off the presses copy today!

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