Thursday, May 31, 2012

Opportunity Knocks by guest author Dahila DeWinters

Gladiator's Pen welcomes author Dahlia DeWinters to the Ludis. She's here to tell us about an up coming marketing workshop hosted by Marketing for Romance Writers. The camp and group is for more than just the romance genre. There's something for all writers trying to get their books into readers hands.  So pour a cuppa and enjoy. Don't forget to leave a comment! 
Opportunity Knocks at Marketing For Romance Writers Summer Camp. Open the door to our MOTTO: SEEK, TEACH, LEARN, SHARE, SUCCEED
Marketing for Romance Writers Summer Camp is July 14th – July 15th. To receive updates for the camp or learn more about it and MFRW, please sign up here:
“I had to let it happen
I had to change
couldn’t stay all my life down at heel
Looking out of the window, staying out of the sun.” – Evita (Lyrics by Tim Rice)
I’m a musical person.  I firmly believe that there are two kinds of music, good and bad.  That’s it.  I’ll listen to anything if it catches my ear.  My collection extends from Sinatra to the Spice Girls, so that’s pretty clear, right?
So, Dahlia, you may ask, what does this have to do with your post?  I’ll tell you.  Marketing For Romance Writers (MFRW) is a group that I accidently stumbled upon while looking for groups for romance writers on Yahoo. And am I glad I did.
The group is filled with so much support and information that is useful for the beginner to the “advanced” romance writer.  Places to request reviews, places to guest blog, things to avoid:  the members are so open and ready to share their experiences.  Too shy to ask a question?  No problem, run a search and I am sure you will find the answer to your question, or at least find a resource. They’ll even help you with your email signature.
Here’s where Evita comes in.  Marketing your book is about change.  You must change.  Accept change.  Initiate change.  It is only through change that we can learn, share our knowledge and succeed in this business. We can’t do the same old things that were done even last year and expect them to work.  We, as writers, have to keep up with the ever changing environment of the Internet, keep ahead of the trends,  so that we are riding the wave instead of drowning in it.
So are you going to catch a wave with us this summer?  I’ll bring the tunes. Not just showtunes either, I promise.
MFRW is sponsoring a free summer camp on July 14th to July 15th.  Two days, full of information.  To receive updates for the camp or learn more about it and MFRW, please sign up here:
Dahila DeWinters writes romance off the beaten path.  Check out her blog at


Karen Cote said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. Did I say fabulous? Thank you both so much. A wonderful representation of our camp. Thank you so much.

Jenna Storm said...

So true! MFRW is a great source of information for writers. I have had many questions answered by the group and received invaluable advice.

Savannah Chase said...

Another fab post about the amazing power of MFRW...I will join in and say MFRW is just the best..

Jackie Leigh Allen said...

What an interesting way to talk about marketing by comparing it to Evita. I can't wait for camp to start.

Bellina said...

I love this blog design! Great post. We are going to have oodles of fun at MFRW summer camp.