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A Step In The Right Direction

Like the arrow keys on a computer which move my manuscript up or down, forward or back, taking a new step in my writing career was filled with possibilities. I started writing category because I love Romance and the shorter genre. I still do and so, my category career continues. But as is human nature,

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A Writer's Perspective: Attitude is Everything

I'm not a Pollyanna. True to an Aquarian born in the year of the Dragon, I'm incredibly impatient, impulsive, emotional, irrational and irritable. And those are my good points. But with that said, I've learned to hang tough. I write those words to my friends struggling to sell, struggling to believe, struggling to hang in

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Are We There Yet?

On my many trips to Atlanta with the family, I drive through the night. The main reason is to avoid hearing the repeated whines of 'Are we there yet?' Instead, everyone awakens when I'm about an hour away from my brother's house, for which I only have to hear it once. This tactic guarantees that

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Being A Full-Time Writer

The classic stereotype of a romance writer paints a cozy picture of a woman typing her stories at home during the day. Only a small percentage of aspiring/new authors have it so good, while a larger percentage of veteran, best selling authors have become full time writers. The majority of writers have to hold down

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Belief Goes A Long Way For A Writer

Article posted by Nina Davies with the permission of Cheryl Kaye Tardif. During a recent discussion in one of my writer's groups, the topic of book signings, marketing, shyness and belief came up. Some authors expressed that they find signings or sales to be difficult, 'embarrassing', nerve wracking experiences. They don't like them or don't

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Can You Believe She Rejected Me?

In my previous Tough Love article - Dare To Dream, I emphasized the mind, body, and soul connection. This concept is not only important, but provides the sustenance when the inevitable rejection occurs. As members of the entertainment industry, we share the similar journey to success with actors, directors, and screenwriters. In the course of

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Cinderella Story

Once upon a time in New York state, a sort-of young Jewish girl sat slaving away at her computer writing stories of love and happily-ever-after. While she dreamed of one day making it to the exalted New York Times list, she knew that it only happened to other girls. Still, she dreamed. So my story

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Courting The Muse

There's nothing quite so satisfying for a writer as when the creative well overflows, when your characters pull you out of bed every day, begging you to tell their story and give them life. For most writers, these creative bursts are rare, fine moments. Treasure them while you can! In between these deeply imaginative times,

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Creating An Environment Conducive To Writing

We are often told that ‘real writers’ don’t wait for inspiration to strike, but produce a set number of words/pages on a regular schedule. While this kind of productivity may sound like it calls for heroic self- discipline, there are ways to make it a little easier on yourself. The force of habit and the

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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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