|Feb. 23rd, 2014 05:56 pm 3/5/2014 to 3/19/2014 Romance and More!- Writing for Fun & Profit G-967|
Are you wondering how to cash in on the 50 Shades of Grey Phenomenon? Do you devour Harlequin romances and free ebooks on Amazon? If you've ever thought, “I could write something better than this,” this course may be for you.
Jamie K. Schmidt has five books coming out in 2014 and will show you how to use your creativity to get words down on the page. She’ll show you a quick plot outline that works for “plotters” as well as “pantsers” to make the most of your writing time. She’ll go over finding time to write, getting motivated to finishing your project and where to send your manuscript. Jamie will present to you the top five romance and erotic ebook publishers, what they’re looking for, terms, and what to expect once you send in your manuscript. She’ll talk about the importance of a query letter and a good synopsis and give examples. Do you want an agent or do you need an agent? Jamie will show the pros and cons of both. She’ll compare self publishing your manuscript with deciding on an epublisher or a commercial publisher. You’ll leave the class with a list of websites and resources that will help you in your writing journey.
3/5/2014 to 3/19/2014 Wednesday nights 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Adams Middle School, Guilford CT
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|Jan. 12th, 2014 02:46 pm Query Pop Workshop|Leave a comment Two ways to POP your query to get an agent or editor's notice.
Want your query letter to stand out with a professional pop? Entangled and Random House author, Jamie K. Schmidt, will guide you through making your query letter shine. She'll tell you three questions that an editor or an agent wants the answer to when reading your query, as well as five things that could make your query an "auto reject." She'll discuss the merits and detractions to adding a short biography to a query and what type of publishing credits to leave in and what type to leave out. Jamie will feature the generations her query letter for The Queen's Wings went through before it was accepted by Entangled publishing and blossomed into a three-book deal. After the final class, Jamie will critique each participant's query letter and provide the participant with the name of three agents that might be a good fit for the manuscript. Online! 2/11 - 1/13
Or in person at Adams Middle School, Guilford CT on 2/5 and 2/12 - Eleven seats left:
|Dec. 12th, 2013 10:58 pm Out of Space Convertible|
My short Christmas novella "Out of Space Convertible" released today!
You don't have to rub the genie for Christmas wishes, but it's a lot more fun!
Melody is a security guard working the night shift on Christmas Eve. Her husband left her for a black jack dealer after embezzling a quarter of a million dollars. Not only is she getting visits from the mob, but also from a sexy djinn -- who happened to be married to the black jack dealer. In exchange for wishing to find the errant couple who fled the country, taking his daughter on the lam, Curtis agrees to grant Melody two more wishes.Leave a comment
|Nov. 18th, 2013 07:40 pm Cover Reveal for Black Magic Rose by Jordan K. Rose|
Is it possible to reduce the amount of workplace violence in an organization run by vampires and werewolves? Sofia Engle, the new Employee Relations Manager at Cader House Hospital is about to find out, and she may not like the answer, or the series of firsts she experiences: first human employee at Cader House, first day tardy, first kiss with a dead guy. Well, maybe kissing the dead guy wasn't the worst of it after all.
For nearly 600 years Dragomir Petrescu has fought for The Alliance. As one of the most skilled warriors the Alliance has ever seen he's killed a lot of people and won many difficult battles. But his newest human adversary is turning out to be a worthier opponent than any he's met. Just the scent of her disarms him, never mind her endless policies and silly ideals about civility.
Can he possibly keep her safe from Alliance enemies, hospital employees and himself? The term Employee Relations is about to have a whole new meaning.
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Coming December 2013
|Nov. 3rd, 2013 04:03 pm Goodreads Giveaway!Leave a comment|
|Oct. 23rd, 2013 07:23 pm Hopping Along with Undercover Lover by Jamie K. Schmidt|
****** Updated -- Congratulations to BN100candg! on winning the golden coin! Please e-mail me your name & snail mail address and I'll get that right out for you! Thank you everyone who participated!
Welcome to the Fall into Romance Blog Hop!
Today I'm going to tell you how my favorite couple fell in love. I first thought of my Grandparents. My grandmother's brother skated her out to the middle of a frozen pond and left her there so she would learn how to skate. My grandfather showed up and skated figure eights around her and rescued her. She thought he was a big show off.
OK, then I decided on telling my in-laws story. But my husband told me they met at a party. My father-in-law spent the whole night talking to her friend and then called my mother-in-law the next day, thinking it was the friend.
My parents story is just plain boring. They met in high school.
My story also started out dubiously. I was hung over. I went to our college dining hall with my friend Bill. I was in my nightgown with a pair of sweats underneath. I certainly hadn't showered and wasn't wearing make up. My future husband, who knew Bill, came over to say hi. I don't remember. My husband remembers I was wearing a California raisin "I heard it through the grapevine" sleep shirt. I vaguely remember he had a nice smile. Then I asked, "Why didn't you sit with us?" My husband said. "I did. We talked for an hour." No recollection. Flash forward a few weeks later. I was the managing editor of our college newspaper. He was one of my reporters. I called him up and said, "Hey, what are you doing on Friday?" He sounded so overjoyed. "Nothing." "Great," I said. "Can you cover the senate meeting for me?" The sound of his expectations crashing to the floor made me realize. "I think this guy might like me."
And the rest is history. So maybe you don't have to have the perfect meeting to fall in love. All of the ones I've mentioned have been going on 17 years (mine) and much longer.
In my novella, Undercover Lover, Pam and Drake meet in a dark alley. You can read the first few pages on Amazon to see how auspicious their beginning was.
Since this is a blog hop, and my novella has a Russian flair to it, I'll be giving away this golden Russian coin to a random commenter in the US. You must leave your email address (You can put spaces in so the bots don't pick it up and spam you. For example Jamiekswriter @ yahoo dot com) and your name to win.
But the fun doesn't stop here. Starting on Saturday 10/26/13. The Blog Hop Officially starts. Check out more blog hoppers by clicking these links below to have a chance to win more prizes! Don't forget to leave your e-mail address and name to win.
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|Oct. 4th, 2013 07:11 pm European Style Charm Bracelet & Nesting Doll Charm Give Away|Leave a comment
From Saturday, October 5th
through midnight Saturday, November 2nd
you have several chances to win this pretty 7-1/2” bracelet that I am raffling off. Earn raffle tickets by doing . . .
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**** Update ****** And the winner is Sue Leech! Sue, email me your snail mail address at the jamiekswriter email address above and I'll get the bracelet out to you! Thanks to everyone who entered! :D -- Jamie
|Aug. 29th, 2013 06:05 pm My Russian Chili recipe and a chance to win some earrings!|
Interested in my Russian Chili recipe? How about a chance to win a pair of Matryoshka earrings?Leave a comment
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