Harlequin is having an online conference to find new writers and help them craft a great romance novel! Everything takes place Nov 7-11 via blogs, live chats, podcasts, webinars, tweets and more. At the end, there will be a writing contest where the winner gets their book published! The main site for the event is www.SoYouThinkYouCanWrite.com, where you will find the calendar of events, FAQs, info about the contest, etc.
Some common questions I’ve received so far about SYTYCW:
Q: Where do I register?
A: You don’t! Just read or attend what you like.
Q: What if I miss something?
A: Even if you can’t attend an event live, this year we’ll be archiving everything (including transcripts of live chats and playbacks of webinars) to watch at your leisure. Everything will be archived here.
Q: Do I need a complete manuscript to participate?
A: For the final writing contest, you must submit a completed manuscript but the deadline isn’t until December 15 so you have a few weeks to work on it. For daily assignments, you only need what is required for that day (a synopsis, scene, etc.) if you choose to enter it for a chance to get an editor to critique it. All other events are more informational, so you don’t have to have written a single word to benefit.
Have another question? Check the FAQs or leave me a comment :)