Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Want To Know Monique DeVere's Secret To Great Dialogue? #WriteTips #Blog

This month my column for MFRW is about my secret to great dialogue. If you'd like to pop over and spend a little time with me, I'd love to have you.

You can find the post HERE.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Focusing On Category #Romance #Blog

For a while, I've wanted to target Harlequin's Blaze line. I don't know what stopped me. Perhaps the time wasn't right, or maybe it was the friend who told me Blaze was looking for dark stories a while back. Whatever prevented me from trying seemed to have passed when I heard about the #BlazeBlitz submission call just a few days before the closing date in March this year. I knew it was time to finally focus my attention on this line. Blaze seems to have changed once again. Where they were looking for dark stories, they now seem to have left such tales behind and are publishing lighter stuff. The type of fun stories I write and love to read.

So, with a pounding heart, and shaking hand I submitted my chapter and synopsis and received a revise and resubmit. I'm pretty thrilled that the editor liked my writing style and my voice. I feel like I'm halfway there if they like my style and voice. 

This morning I hit the submit button over at Submittable. Now the wait begins again. Strangely, I'm not nervous this time. I feel like what's the point of making myself sick? They will either like my story or they won't. They'll either ask to see more or they won't. 

Whatever happens, I know I can give myself a pat on the back for trying. That sounds like a nothing pat on the back, but when you factor in my internal conflict of fear of rejection and my awful character trait of not even trying if I suspect I might fail, I think I do deserve that lovely pat on my back as I say to myself: Well done, Monique. You've tried

My other news is that The Wild Rose Press offered me a contract for my story which will be part of their new Candy Heart series. I'm so thrilled about this! I totally enjoyed telling Riley and Sam's story and can't wait to see it on the virtual shelves next year.

It's been a while, and I say this all of the time, but I'll be seeing more of you as I put extra effort into regularly updating my blog.

As always...
Love & hugs

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Read 3 of Monique DeVere's books for FREE with Amazon Prime & Amazon Unlimited #Romance #Readers

Read for FREE with Amazon Unlimited in Europe and Amazon Prime in the USA.





FREE with Amazon Unlimited in Europe and Amazon Prime in the USA

Visit Amazon.com HERE

And Amazon.co.uk HERE

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Monique DeVere is over @ #MFRWorg speaking about On-The-Nose Dialogue & how to avoid it #WriteTip #Writers

Today I'm over at MFRW talking about On The Nose dialogue and how fiction writers can avoid this writing trap.

If you're interested in finding out more about on-the-nose dialogue, please pop over to MFRW and say hello! 

Click HERE to go to my On-The-Nose post.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Monique DeVere Has Joined The Team at #MFRW.org To Produce a Monthly Column of Writing Tips

A few weeks ago I mentioned on Facebook that I'd been head-hunted to write a monthly blog column. I am now excited to say my first column is up!  Hook Me, Baby! You Have A Great Opening Hook, but Then What? 

I am truly honoured to join the team at MFRW. My column is in the area of writing tips to advance your writing, which goes out on the 26th of each month. The column is called Level-Up With Monique DeVere (tips to take your writing to the next level). 

I hope you'll take a moment to pop over and check it out. Please leave a comment so I know you stopped by: Visit Monique's Column.

Some of you might have noticed my Pull Up a Chair With Mon blog series. I'll still be running this spot. Yes, I know I've been neglectful of the blog, but I've been fighting a bug that just won't quit for good. I'm sure many of you have been knocked flat with the same bug, so you understand my plight, right?

Anyway, I'm hoping to be a better blogger... hmmm... I said that before, didn't I...? :)