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    What a Weekend

    Along Came Neil is coming to your local bookstore.
    Ask for it!
    It is the third book in the Wings From Ashes Series – Teen Contemporary


    Along Came Neil (Wings From Ashes:3)


    by Linda Nelson

    There’s a new boy in town, and Ashley wants him badly. Will Karla steal her man too?

    Karla Centon no longer is the newest student at Brantwood High. Since moving to Brantwood six months ago, her life had been going nowhere in the right direction until she meets Neil Allard, a handsome cheerful boy who wrestles his way into her heart. Karla takes an instant disliking to Neil because she thinks he’s not her type. However, what is her type? Is it tall skinny guys who wear baseball hats backwards and who happen to be bad boys or warm loveable funny guys who are more than just nice occasionally, like Neil?
    Ashley likes Neil too, and her friend Maggie tries her best to keep Karla away from him. However, when Ashley starts making a big deal out of his wandering eyes, Neil doesn’t like it. Karla is his friend, which is more than either of the other two girls can say. Karla begins to notice that Neil is actually rather incredible at heart. He may not have the body type she is attracted to, but his good-hearted nature attracts her instead. Finally, when Ashley throws one last tantrum at the dance over Karla, Neil has had enough. Who will really win Neil’s heart?
    *****
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    What a Weekend!

    I went to my very first NECRWA Conference. We had a fantastic lineup of speakers and workshops. Let me name a few of our speakers. Bella Andrea was our keynote speaker, she was amazing. I attended the workshop, Before you hit Send. It was about self-editing and given by Angela James. I know what I will be doing over the next few months. Our Saturday Speaker was Cara McKenna, she was fabulous. I also attended the 2 hour workshop given by Madeline Hunter which I do believe has helped me break past my writers block.

    I know I walked away with a lot this weekend, besides books. By the end of the day, on Saturday, I was exhausted. The conference was well worth the time, effort, travel, and the money.

    Would I do it again?

    Absolutely!

    In fact, I am going to try and make it my annual event to attend.

    The Jersey Conference is coming up in October. I don’t know if I would be able to make that one, but I am sure going to try. It will all come down to having funds available for another event. I may have to work tons of overtime at my day job, which would be nice. I will have to take a wait and see approach with that event.

     

    ROW80 Check-In:

     

    Not too much to report this week for word count, except that I am making this post. I think I know where my Wattpad story is going to go. I did a little plot outline today, thanks to some sparks that shot into my head during Madeline Hunter’s Workshop. She talked about using strong conflict in your story to get the book to write itself.

    Next weekend I will be attending the Deb Dixon Workshop given by my own NHRWA Chapter. That following Monday I will be doing a little experiment by trying to write a book in a day.

    I wonder if it can be done.

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    Monadnock Writers’ Group Meeting Minute and #ROW80 Check-in

    It is the third Saturday of the month and time once again to let you all know how my monthly Monadnock Writers’ Group happened to be. Our speaker for today was Hilary Weisman Graham. I met her a few months ago when she spoke at our NHRWA meeting in Bow, NH. That time she had told us all about the marketing things one should not do. This time she spoke about her other form of writing that she feels she loves even more than writing fiction. She is a screenwriter at heart.

    Hilary wrote a YA Contemporary a year ago called Reunited. I still have yet to read it. Winter is coming. There should be plenty of time to read then.

    Her explanation of what she had to go through to pitch a screenplay for TV Shows, explained how difficult that kind of writing tends to be. It is a never ending battle to come up with the right story line, the right characters, and what they are looking for in a screenplay during that actual moment. Many screenplays are tossed in the file after file to become lost in time.

    She was asked about the difference between managers and agents. Hilary said that the managers are more personal, and she can cry on her manager’s shoulder about things easier than crying on an agents shoulder. The relationship tends to be closer.

    All in all, I found her screenplay presentation much more enjoyable and funny. Thanks Hilary. Hope to see you again soon and good luck on your screenplays.

    Other News:

    Along Came Neil is up on Smashwords – finally.

    I don’t believe I will bother taking part ever again in the Kindle Select program, especially now that Smashwords has come out with the prerelease feature. I really do like Smashwords so much more than any other venue. The meat grinder was my nemesis in the past, but I do believe I may have conquered that. Now I just need to wait for them to approve the file for their catalogue. In the meantime I have a little treat for my readers. I have a coupon code to share with all of you and if you want you are free to share this code with your friends and your friends’ friends, and their connections too. So please pass it around. I am hoping to get some ratings and reviews if possible in exchange for this code.

    For your Free eBook in your choice of format. Promotional price: $0.00
    Coupon Code: MH37M – Not Case Sensitive
    Expires: November 19, 2013 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/368935

    ROW80 Check-In:

    I missed my check in for Wednesday. So much for my goal of not missing a post, but I won’t give up on that goal just yet. I plan on trying again and again until I finally meet that goal without having to force myself to make the posts.

    What I do have to report: I started working on the next Orgarlan Book. The first 1k words are done. I will give it a shot again tomorrow and see what kind of word count I can get before noon time. I know that 3k would be too much to ask for, but then again, that can be about the same length of a chapter, so one never knows.

    How’s your writing going this week? I would love to hear from you. Do you attend writing groups? Who have your speakers been?

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    Along Came Neil Giveaway on Goodreads

    Goodreads Book Giveaway

    Along Came Neil by Linda  Nelson

    Along Came Neil

    by Linda Nelson

    Giveaway ends October 07, 2013.

    See the giveaway details
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    There’s a new boy in town, and Ashley wants him badly. Will Karla steal her man too?

    Karla Centon no longer is the newest student at Brantwood High. Since moving to Brantwood six months ago, her life had been going nowhere in the right direction until she meets Neil Allard, a handsome cheerful boy who wrestles his way into her heart. Karla takes an instant disliking to Neil because she thinks he’s not her type. However, what is her type? Is it tall skinny guys who wear baseball hats backwards and who happen to be bad boys or warm loveable funny guys who are more than just nice occasionally, like Neil?
    Ashley likes Neil too, and her friend Maggie tries her best to keep Karla away from him. However, when Ashley starts making a big deal out of his wandering eyes, Neil doesn’t like it. Karla is his friend, which is more than either of the other two girls can say. Karla begins to notice that Neil is actually rather incredible at heart. He may not have the body type she is attracted to, but his good-hearted nature attracts her instead. Finally, when Ashley throws one last tantrum at the dance over Karla, Neil has had enough. Who will really win Neil’s heart?

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