So You Think You Can Write?


I’m participating in Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write? event this week. They have a diverse schedule offered through a variety of mediums such as the blog, podcast, live chats, webinar and twitter.

Some features include:

  • meet 50+ editors who want to buy your book
  • Join community discussions with savvy writers in the know
  • Listen to podcasts with editors and authors
  • Chat live with editors in the Harlequin Community

This will be my first year participating in SYTYCW, but it looks like it will be fun and packed with information.

Has anyone else ever participated in this event? Are you participating this year? Let me know what you think.

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7 comments on “So You Think You Can Write?

  1. Dawn says:

    I wish I could but working FT outside the home precludes my involvement. Take good notes so you can share with me. 🙂

  2. The cool thing is you don’t need full-time access to a computer to be a part of the event. Just scroll through the posts to read the information. You won’t be able to ask questions, but chances are someone else will have asked your question.

    Here’s the link for the recap: http://community.eharlequin.com/forums/write-stuff/so-you-think-you-can-write

    I will take notes too, but don’t want you to feel excluded. Participate when you can, catch up when you can’t. 🙂

  3. lbdiamond says:

    Ooooh, sounds interesting!

  4. The posts today focused on how difficult it can be to publish and how writers shouldn’t give up, followed by posts on what can happen it you persist — USA TODAY list.

    Tomorrow the schedule focuses more on the craft of writing with topics such as Choosing Names for Your Characters & What Editors Look For.

  5. Ah, Chekhov, the writers’ writer. I just finished teaching a segment on the Seagull, and the kids (college freshmen) loved it.
    As far as snappy dialog, I think MT Anderson is very good. He has the ability to write in more than one genre (all YA) yet focus in on the characters’ worlds so well that the dialog is completely unique and specific to each character. I agree that once you draw an in-depth “sketch” of your characters, you have a good chance of then animating them in an organic way. Good post. Catherine

  6. Oops, somehow, I thought I was commenting on your post about dialog, and then saw the post about the Harlequin contest! Oh well, it’s still about writing a convincing dialog! Cheers!

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