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The Craft of Writing

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

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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

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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

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Editing/Revision Tips

* Make notes on your hard copy (I like to use a red pen and highlighter). * Read your work out loud. * Use contractions wherever possible. * Vary sentence structure and length.

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Body Language Basics

In any story, half of the information given to the reader is never spoken out loud.  It’s body language, and body language can tell your reader what your character is doing and how

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Miniseries: Maximum Payback

Benefits of a Miniseries: * Each book is promo for other books. * Creative opportunities to hook readers on upcoming characters and/or enjoy “epilogue” style moments for previous characters. * The longer length

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Keys To Success

Contrary to what some writers will say, there is a secret formula to good writing. How do you become a good writer? Write every day – “If you work out with weights for

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Conflict Test

1. Does one of the characters have to change in order for the conflict to be resolved? _____ Yes, Score 1 _____ No, Score 0 _____ Both characters change, Score 2 2. Can

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