Writing

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Why I Love Writing Novels

Why I Love Writing Novels

No surprise, I’m not perfect. Nor the most attractive or smartest person in the room. But when I sit down in a totally quiet environment I can pretend to be all the things that elude me in life.

Rambling

Rambling

Have you ever picked up a book that you were so excited about reading only to find once you opened it there was so much rambling that you were immediately turned off? I have encountered this many times, unfortunately, there is nothing you can do about it. Sometimes a writer just wants to get their point […]

Want a Better Critique? Give a Better Critique!

Want a Better Critique? Give a Better Critique!

I’m giving a workshop at Romance Writers of America’s conference this year called Submission 101 with my critique partner, Catherine Mann.  She’s awesome.  In this workshop, we’ll be critiquing some proposal pieces (cover/query letter, short synopsis, first few pages of mss.) to help writers refine their work before submitting to agents or editors.  I’m really […]

Be Original

Be Original

Over the years I have read a lot of books. I mean, a lot of books. Now that I sit back and take a look at them, there are a lot of similarities between all of them. Some seem just like others with the exception of the characters names and location and there is nothing […]

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