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RWA notes-part 3

by Kay~Kacey on 9/19/2007

from RWA National 2007

60,000 to 65,00 computer word count
looking for new authors
they have a contest going now through October. Conflict of Interest Contest. Scene or moment that best shows the conflict.
give readers what they want, & also what they don’t know they want

Special Edition
60,000 words
1 or 2 new authors a year
life, love, family
romance focused
small towns or big cities

70,000-75,000 words
2 book line
dark, very sexy line
atmospheric paranormal
alpha male, wealthy alpha male
fast paced, plunge right into story
mission oriented
Hero is key figure
set up unique existence for characters
vampires, psychic powers, werewolves
not looking for: light voice, chick lit, or heroine stronger than Hero

Margery Scott September 19, 2007 at 8:34 am

Thanks for posting the highlights for those of us who didn’t get to conference. Looking forward to seeing you next year though:beer:

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