ON WRITING

“It’s very easy to quit during the first ten years of writing. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit.” Andre Dubus

Thursday, 5 May 2011

The A-Z Challenge is successfully behind us...Now I give you... Romantic Friday Writers - c'mon all you romance writers out there!

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Romantic Friday Writers Badge
  Well, I guess I've been a bit quiet since the A - Z Challenge finished, and I've noticed many others have been also, zzzzz. It was a real blast posting on my Travel Blog every day, but it took up more hours in the day than God gave me. But I've been doing other stuff behind the scenes, even during the A - Z.  Francine Howarth from Romancing the Blog and myself, have been dreaming up a special Friday group of writers who will write to a romantic theme.
I'm sorry to add to my list of blogs, but there is a dedicated blog here, Romantic Friday Writers, beautifully crafted by Francine, where you will find all the details and the sign-up thanks to inlinkz seeing Mr Linky now charges annually. I couldn't even name our group on the remaining free tools.

So, now that Rachael's crusade is over for another year, I'm hoping this new group will attract all of you who enjoy the challenge of writing or polishing a short piece of prose or poem to a specific romantic theme/topic weekly. After the A - Z Challenge it should be a walk in the park.

Click on the Romantic Friday Writers Badge, or the badge in my sidebar, and get on over and read all about it and sign up! Once Francine gets out of bed we'll finalise the first challenge and it will be announced on our twitter hashtag - #RomanticFridayWriters and on our dedicated site. Woo hoo, our first challenge falls on Friday 13. I wonder what the theme could be?

So if you're a romance writer, amateur or professional, I invite you to write with us.

I'm pretty excited!

Leave me a comment. What do you think about it?



21 comments:

  1. I've been trying to be quiet, but it's not working. :P Still, it's more relaxing blogging as I know I'm not OBLIGED to blog. ;)

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  2. That does sound fun. I will have to check out the posts when they go up on Friday.

    I'm more of an "accidental" romance writer. Never was my intention but I have a few in progress novels that qualify. All are m/m romance but still, that counts. ;-)

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  3. Trisha, so true.

    Dawn: Why don't you join us?

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  4. Sounds really cool. I'm not a romance writers but I think you'll have a great group.

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  5. Hmm...maybe the theme that week could have something to do with superstition as it's on Friday 13th?

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  6. Denise,
    This is a great idea for Romance writers. I'm not--usually. But you never know...I might pop in to check it out. ; )

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  7. Sounds like fun. I'm off to check it out. :-)

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  8. Ooh, this sounds exciting! Off to check it out....

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  9. Thanks for sharing this exciting new endeavor in the blogosphere.

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  10. I will have to think about this one Denise. As you know I have strong romantic elements in my writing. Francine knows that too, but it looks like the house is going to be sold soon and I anticipate a month of hassles.
    Nancy

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  11. Yay for romance!

    I recently found a new writer online that I didn't know before who writes some really fun paranormal romance -- I had never read romance before-- but she got me interested. Check out HP Mallory-- her stuff is fun.

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  12. Ooh, this sounds so exciting! I hope I can devote time to it. Off to check out the dedicated blog!

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  13. Very cool idea! My life is crazy chaos at the moment so I won't be joining the writing part - but I look forward to reading!

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  14. I might consider joining. My biggest block is that I'm trying to limit the writing I show on blogs so it doesn't cause any problems assuming I ever get published. That's why I chose to do blogfests mostly using the Cinder story because I don't plan to publish that. And I have a hard time posting segments under 500 words cause i'm wordy, hehehe.

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  15. I'm going to check out the blog and rules..thanks for this!

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  16. It sounds like a great idea, but I'm not confident enough in my fantasy writing just yet.

    :-)

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  17. Sounds like a cool group, and I bet you'll have a great time with the weekly challenges :)

    Hugs,

    Rach

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  18. I've always wished I had a bit more confidence in my romantic writing--I'll definitely have to check out the posts! :)

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  19. Awesome design for the badge. I love the horse racing away and the hot couple.

    Chemical Fusion

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  20. This looks like fun.

    All the best, Boonie

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  21. The necessary consistency of blogging - necessary if we want to keep readers anyway - can be exhausting. We all need a break now and then. Enjoy yours!

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