April 14, 2010

ROMANCE READERS ~ Lend Me Your Thoughts!


I would love your input on a pilot study I'm conducting titled "Romancing the Reader: Preferences of the Romance Fiction Reader." With this pilot study, I seek answers to several questions, to include:

1- Why do women read romance fiction?

2- Is there a difference in the reading/purchasing habits of romance fiction readers depending on race?

3- What aspects of romance fiction do readers enjoy most?

4- What problems do readers find with romance fiction?

5- Do women read romance fiction from authors outside their race?

6- Does age of reader affect 1) reading of romance novels and 2) reading of romance novels across race?

For this pilot study, I am administering a survey, which is located on Survey Monkey [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/romancefiction]. The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete and consists of 26 questions on romance reading preferences and demographical information.

Names will not be used in the study. If you agree to participate in the study, please go to Survey Monkey [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/romancefiction] where you will first read the consent form before completing the survey.

You can contact me at shon.bacon@ttu.edu if you have any questions.

I thank you all in advance for considering my request.

"Romancing the Reader: Preferences of the Romance Fiction Reader"
Survey ~ http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/romancefiction

April 12, 2010

Latest Commentary: Components of a Good Writing Workshop

The Blood-Red Pencil: Sharp and pointed observations about good writing

Are you interested in starting a writing workshop? If so, check out my latest commentary at The Blood-Red Pencil, "Components of a Good Writing Workshop" [link].

What are those components? Well, I discuss three: a great moderator, an appropriate size for the workshop, and rules for the workshop; however, feel free to read my commentary and post your own experiences with writing workshops.

We learn by sharing with one another.

"Components of a Good Writing Workshop" [link]