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Costa Rica: Dancing

This week, I am in Dallas, Texas for the National RWA Conference. If you’d like real-time updates on the writing conference, please check out the Manuscript Mavens blog, where all four of us will be posting updates all week, throughout the day, to share our thoughts, impressions, and ah-ha moments with you. In the meantime,…

Costa Rica: Good Eats

This week, I am in Dallas, Texas for the National RWA Conference. If you’d like real-time updates on the writing conference, please check out the Manuscript Mavens blog, where all four of us will be posting updates all week, throughout the day, to share our thoughts, impressions, and ah-ha moments with you. In the meantime,…

Conference Series: Networking

Before I begin, thanks to everyone who congratulated me on my triple-final. Also, check out Carrie Ryan’s post on the Manuscript Maven’s blog and win some free autographed Diana Peterfreund books. Last but not least, today is my first ever Romantic Inks post. Check it out, and please leave a comment to let me know…

Conference Series: Workshops & Extras

I’m going to start the morning with a quick squee, just in case you missed last night’s bonus post where I found out I’m a triple-finalist in the TARA contest. OMG! Can you believe it?! squeeeeeeeeee Okay. Now that that’s out of my system (it’s totally not, but whatever) we can continue with our regularly…

Somebody Pinch Me!

BREAKING NEWS: Just got word that I finaled in the TARA Contest with all three of my entries! Dorinda and the Demon Dorinda Lockhart, perhaps America’s first honest politician, needs to win the impending mayoral election so she can prevent the incumbent from ruining her home town with his anti-feminist attitude and ridiculous ordinances. Unfortunately,…

Conference Series: Pitching & Promotion

Welcome to the Conference Series Workblog, Day 2. (Link to Day 1) Self-promotion is one of the many possible reasons for attending a writing conference. Although the possibilities are endless, I’m going to discuss three primary tactics to achieve this goal: Pitching, Freebies, and Volunteering. Pitching The first thing I’d like to do is debunk…

Writing Conferences and Good Karma Tuesday

As promised, today is Day One in the workblog series on Writing Conferences. But since it’s Good Karma Tuesday, the first thing I want to do is award some prizes! Good Karma Tuesday winner: Aurora St JamesReciprocal Pimp award: Vicki Lane Speaking of Good Karma, check out my pal Carrie’s blog. She’s giving away free…

Thank You, Guest Bloggers!

A big THANK YOU goes out to my recent guest bloggers! Just in case you missed the fun, here are the links: ROBERT WALKERRobert W Walker, a graduate of Northwestern University, is the author of forty-three novels, including the acclaimed Instinct Series with FBI Medical Examiner Dr. Jessica Coran, and the Edge Series featuring Texas…

Welcome to Good Karma Tuesday

First, CONTEST WINNERS. Yes, plural! The commenters were split between those who wrote/read tortured heroes and those who did not. So, I am pleased to announce not one but two random winners today! TORTURED WINNER: B.E. SandersonNON-TORTURED WINNER: Kimber An Congratulations! Please email me (erica [at] ericaridley.com) with your address and choice of free book.…

Erica Ridley
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