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Articles by Jane Porter

Blog post A Writer Perspective Attitude is Everything
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Drawing a Blank

I’ve heard successful writers proclaim they don’t get writer’s block because they won’t allow themselves to get writer’s block. Others have said that writer’s block is related to motivation, or lack of. All I know are my own painful experiences of starting a new book and eventually drawing a blank. I’ve learned some techniques to […]

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Blog post Getting Game Developing Mental Toughness

Getting Game: Developing Mental Toughness

I’m a wuss. Until recently, I routinely cracked under pressure. Rejections decimated me. Revisions terrified me. Getting a bad review meant a week of sleepless nights (okay, there were some really bad reviews). You’d think I’d be tougher, considering it “only” took me fifteen years to sell my first book, and in that time I […]

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Blog post How To Put On Your Own Writers Retreat
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Blog post Short & Sweet Where I Get Ideas

Short & Sweet: Where I Get Ideas

I write contemporary category romances. They’re short. They’re intense. And they’re sexy. But each new book needs new plot and I’m always looking for suggestions as well as inspiration. Some of my best research and freshest ideas have come from: People Magazine (especially the annual issue of “Sexiest Men”) Writing for Harlequin Presents I revel […]

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