Category Archives: Writing

The Only Thing I MUST Do

Ol’ Blue Eyes. Swoonatra. Chairman of the Board. The Sultan of Swoon. Frank Sinatra had a lot of nicknames throughout his life and storied career, but the thing that sticks with me is his rendition of the Paul Anka-penned song … Continue reading

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3 Things Your Critique Group NEEDS To See (Other Than Your Manuscript)

All writers know that a good critique group – or even just a good, honest critique partner – is a must. The critique of a manuscript is essential, because after slaving away on that book for months and months a … Continue reading

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3 Reasons I Don’t Do NaNoWriMo

The title of today’s blog has probably struck a bit of¬†Halloween horror into a bunch of authors. ūüôā ¬†(And speaking of Halloween, if you’ve not read All Shook Up, the free short story featuring some of the characters from Athena’s … Continue reading

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W is for What’s a Brolly?

Crimson and Clover received a rockin’ review yesterday at Shalini’s Book Reviews (Thank you, Shalini! You rock!) and among all the glowing things she said about the book, one thing in particular made me do that little fist pump thing … Continue reading

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U is for Uninspired

Author Debi Matlack asked the other day if anyone had seen her muse lately.¬† She described him as being about seven inches tall with leathery wings and a faint smell of sulfur.¬† (I put forth the suggestion that our muses … Continue reading

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A is for Apprehensive

When I signed up for the A to Z April blogging challenge, I had all these ideas on what to write each day of the month.¬† Of course, now it’s April, and I’ve forgotten pretty much all of them.¬† This … Continue reading

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Dastardly Plots Are Afoot

I’m working on my third book right now, and it’s getting a little scary up in here.¬† No, it’s not a horror novel.¬† Like my other Romances that Rock¬†‚ĄĘ¬†it has¬†the hot couple and the happily ever after.¬† But it’s going … Continue reading

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Teaser Thursday

Image via cellar_door_films at WANAcommons The first draft of my next book is done! ¬†This is the story that came to me with such urgency and demanded to be written. ¬†If it hadn’t been for the distractions of the Christmas … Continue reading

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The interesting browser history of a writer

I read somewhere that one of the duties of a best friend should be to clear your browser history if you die. ¬†This is especially true for best friends of writers, because our research takes us into strange and surreal … Continue reading

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5 Exciting Things About my Book Launch

What an exciting ride this week has been! ¬†All the published authors I know told me that the launch of my first novel would be something I’d never forget, and man! were they ever right! ¬†There’s no way I can … Continue reading

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