• Between the Lines

    Laurin Wittig is an award-winning author of historical romance novels originally published by Berkley/Jove and now available as ebooks. She has 20+ years of experience in the writing business as an author, a critiquer, and teacher of creative writing.

    In October, 2011, she closed her critique business in order to focus on her own writing. She maintains this blog as a resource to writers.

    To learn more about Laurin's books please visit LaurinWittig.com
  • What Between the Lines clients are saying…

    “Laurin Wittig has a phenomenal gift for identifying the problems in a story and, more importantly, suggesting ways to fix them. I can’t imagine trying to write a book without her!”
    Pamela Palmer
    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Feral Warriors series from Avon.

    “Laurin Wittig’s talent for finding the essence of a scene and pointing it in a logical and more focused direction is unmatched. Laurin’s guidance is kind and to the point. More importantly she MOTIVATES!”
    Elizabeth Holcombe
    Author of Heaven and the Heather from Berkley/Jove

    “Laurin Wittig is the sharpest story surgeon you could ever desire. She peels away the unnecessary layers to find the strong bones of your plot and character. Laurin has discerned things about my characters that I was still waiting to discover, and I find her insights stunning.”
    Anne Shaw Moran
    The Marlene Award Finalist

    “Laurin Wittig is a genius. Her insightful comments and suggestions helped me change a good manuscript into a great manuscript. I plan to use her critique service for all my future novels. She's the writing/critique partner that we all secretly hope to find -- someone who will help your book become the best it can be, without any power struggles, jealousy or secret agendas.”
    Beverly Giroux
    Golden Heart Contest Finalist

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7th Annual JGGFA Contest

It’s my great pleasure to announce this year’s JGGFA contest.  Please spread the word!

The 7th Annual Jeannie Gray Golden Friendship Award

What is this award?

It is the intention of the members of the GH99er loop that this award ~

$100 and a beautiful certificate

~ be used by an unpublished writer who has entered the current
Golden Heart® Contest, sponsored by Romance Writers of America,
to offset the costs of entry into that contest. 
However, this award is in no way affiliated with RWA or any of its contests.  

One recipient for the 2010 Jeannie Gray Golden Friendship Award will be chosen by the members of the GH99er loop based on the essays submitted.
Essay topics vary every year.

 Note: Entrants must have entered the 2010 Golden Heart® contest and provide proof of entry to the JGGFA coordinator in order to be eligible for this award.

 How do I enter?

To be considered for this year’s award please submit a 250-300 word essay on the following topic along with proof of entry in the Golden Heart® 2010 Contest:

What novel inspired you to become a writer and why?

Opening date for submission of essay: Monday, January 25th, 2010.
Deadline for submission of essay: Midnight EST, February 20th, 2010.

Submit your essay in the body of an email.
Proof of entry into the GH may be sent in a separate email. 
Send entry to: JGessay99@aol.com
Emails with attachments will be deleted without opening.
Confirmation of receipt will be by return email.

The 2010 award recipient will be notified by email on or before February 28th, 2009. A mailing address must be provided to the award coordinator at that time in order to receive the award. In applying for this award you agree that all decisions made by the members of the Jeannie Gray Golden Friendship Award group are final.

For more information please visit: http://jeannieaward.wordpress.com/ or contact the contest coordinator at Jgessay99@aol.com


If you’ve entered the Golden Heart this year, why not take a few minutes and enter this contest that honors my friend Jeannie Gray?  On average there are a dozen or so entries in the JGGFA contest.  Your odds of wining are really good!



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