I'm not registered this year since I must finish this current project before starting a new one. I have a book to clean up that needs to be rewritten in several areas, and I'm on a deadline to boot.
For those who are interested in the craft of writing, I'm recommending Beginnings, Middles, & Ends by Nancy Kress. It's available through Barnes and Noble, and at Amazon.com. Please note that the book does have a white, variant cover, so be sure to search by author, and check the publication dates to ensure you get the latest printing available. (Incase updates were made to the content.)
This book is currently on my nightstand. It was on author Patricia Kay's recommended book list at the NW Houston Lone Star conference, and I ordered a copy as soon as I was back home. After reading only a few pages on conflict, I figured out how to make chapter two of my current project end with a stronger hook to propell the story events into chapter three.
If you struggle with specific sections of your manuscripts, Beginnings, Middles, and Ends is definitely worth a look. It's designed to help you write a solid manuscript that shows a clear inciting incident from the first chapter, and how to follow it through to the end of the book. This is one for the keeper shelf.
I got an email this morning that Wicked Temptation has received 4.5 Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies. To read the review, click here.