Well, I wasn't going to do a post today but I stumbled across too many interesting blogs.

First, if you're tired of following all the "rules" of writing . . . You know, the no-adverbs rule, and the POV purist rule, and no dialogue tags . . . I could go on, but I won't. Check out Kristen Painter's Divalicious blog for the rules that matter. They're much more flexible and I agree with them totally!

Then, I was going to follow Janet Dean around on her blog tour to try to win her debut novel Courting Miss Adelaide but while at Walmart the book section sucked me in with its literary force field and forced me to buy it. But if you'd like to try to win a free copy, check out her interview at the Seekers. She'll tell you where she'll be today.

Last but not least, Romance Writers on the Journey is hosting an author who wrote-get this- 47 manuscripts before she was published. If her book was my kind of romance I'd buy it just to support her. Sheesh, talk about fortitude and dedication. Delilah Marvelle is definitely worth reading about!


Keli Gwyn said…

Thanks for dropping by Romance Writers on the Journey where I interview as-yet unpublished writers and debut authors. I love hearing the stories behind the stories we write and (eventually) sell. I admire women such as Delilah who are shining examples of perseverance.

I couldn't help but notice that you're as interested in Janet Dean's book as I was. I got my copy through eHarlequin and read it over Labor Day weekend. You're in for a treat.

I also want to let you know that Janet is my next blog guest. She'll be at Romance Writers on the Journey on Thursday, September 11. We'll be giving away three copies of Courting Miss Adelaide, so if you know anyone who hasn't gotten hers yet, she has three more chances to win if she leaves Janet a comment on my blog.

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