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Here we give a few tips to authors and almost authors. 

 

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We gave a presentation to the New Zealand Society of Authors, an introduction to writing romance novels. In particular we discussed the importance of character development. as part of the workshop we asked the class to complete a Character Development worksheet. Get the worksheet here. [Rich Text Format (RTF) document, 120kB].

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The Romance Writers of New Zealand publish a monthly newsletter 'Heart to Heart'. For the March 2007 issue we wrote an article 'How to write a Synopsis'.

"The best time to write a synopsis is before you have written the book.  Hang on a minute, I hear you say, how on earth can I write a synopsis of a book that I havenít even written yet?  I donít know exactly what happens..."

Get the article here. [Rich Text Format (RTF) document, 15kB].

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In 2006 we presented a workshop at "Charmed and Dangerous", the conference of the Romance Writers of New Zealand. Our workshop was entitled "Writing Great Sex". Go here to view our workshop notes. [PowerPoint Slideshow, 120kB]. Please note our notes include language some may find offensive.

Cathy was quite at home at the conference, but Brent was a bit nervous at first talking to a room full of women (there weren't many men there) about writing great sex. We had fun in our workshop, with others reading out some of their work.

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