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 […]

Congratulations,You’ve Published your Book!

Congratulations,You’ve Published your Book!

Congratulations, you’ve published your book! You will soon realize the buck stops with you when it comes to promoting it unless you have plenty of bucks to pour out to publicists and/or your publisher. To make a difference, money must be spent. We are living in wicked hard times that require wicked smart solutions. Whatever […]

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