Slushpile readings – Professionals panel

Concept: Moderator reads a manuscript until all the panel signal they are out. Panel then give reasons why they would stop reading. Kelly Hunter (Tule), Hailee Nash (The Nash Agency), Alex Adsett (The Adsett Agency), Kathleen Scheibling (Harlequin US), Moe Ferrara (Bookends Literary Agency), Rachael Donovan (Harlequin), Kate Cuthbert (Escape Publishing)  Reading 1:  Warzone, terrorists, […]

Breakout 1: Kelly Hunter – 10 tips for character development

Kelly Hunter is an Australian author who is a USA Today bestselling author, a three-time Romance Writers of America RITA finalist and loves writing to the short contemporary romance form. She is also Editorial Director at Tule Publishing. I missed the start of this due to a scheduling conflict, so I’ve done a summary of […]

Writing the Knockout Novel – James Scott Bell – RWAus14

This was a full day seminar, really good with ideas for plotting and structure.  James Scott Bell was a good presenter, and had a lot of examples from movies and books to illustrate discussion topics. Overall it was a good day (except seating arrangements, but that is a different story).  My main comments were that […]