Spark: What is it and How do You get it?
Rejection letters—they range from the very bad to the very good. Between the form rejections that we take to mean “This stunk, don’t send anything here ever again” and the wonderful detailed “revise and resubmit” letters fall those mysterious missives—the ones that all too often say something like “It just didn’t have the spark I was looking for.” And we are left to wonder just what in heaven’s name is spark.
Gail Dayton has spent a lot of years reading a lot of books, judging a lot of writing contests, writing a fair number of manuscripts of her own, while trying to figure this out. She’s still not sure she knows exactly what “spark” is, but she thinks she knows where to find it, and she’ll be happy to share it with you.
Bring something to write with!
About the speaker:
Rita finalist Gail Dayton writes love stories with happy endings while living her own happy ending with her fella of 30-something years on the Texas Gulf coast. A Rita finalist and two-time Prism award winner, her steampunk books, New Blood and Heart’s Blood, were released in print by Tor Paranormal Romance. She’s recently self-published the contemporary romance Knight in Black Leather and the contemporary fantasy romance Heart of Stone in e-book formats.
July 14th Schedule
8:30 – Open doors – sign in/coffee
9:00 to 10:00 – Business meeting, PAL reviews & introductions
10:00 to 10:30 – Break
10:30 to 12:00 – “Spark: What is it and How do You get it?”
12:00 to 12:30 – Book signing with Joanna Wayne and Heather MacAllister