“It’s nervous work. The state that you need to write in is the state that others are paying large sums to get rid of.” Shirley Hazzard

I’m blogging today at We Write Romance. My topic is Revisiting Old Ideas. Stop by and say hello and share your thoughts. Thanks.

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Agent Contest

Agent Nathan Bransford is hosting a contest to promote the release of The Secret Year, a YA novel by Jennifer Hubbard, one of his clients. Write your best teen diary entry for a chance at your choice of a “query critique, partial critique, or 10 minute phone conversation/consultation/dish session” with agent Nathan Bransford. Hurry — the deadline is 4 p.m Pacific time Today, Wednesday Jan. 6. Go to Nathan’s website for all the details.

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My new releases, The Father For Her Son and Baby, It’s Cold Outside! are beginning to show up in stores. I’ve been getting some nice reviews:

From CataRomance:

“Talented romance writer Cindi Myers introduces intriguing characters in her beautiful story, THE FATHER FOR HER SON. Troy and Marlee want what is best for their son, which is a loving family to nurture him. Their struggles to achieve this mutual goal, when trust is an issue, hooks the reader and has us rooting for a happily ever after ending.”

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Grants for Writers

In these tough economic time, money for the arts is drying up along with everyone else. But there are still organizations that award grants for writers. One listing of possibilities is at the Poets and Writers site.  Many of them award money for specific fellowships or research projects, for both poets and writers. Some apply to writers of certain ethnic backgrounds or who write on particular topics.  Others are for writers in particular areas of the country. A search through the list might reveal some grants which may apply to you.

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Check back here in the coming week for more updates on my blog tour. Feel free to reprint information from this blog. All I ask is that you give me credit and provide the link. Thanks.

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