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Animal Welfare Week Book Spotlight: Doghouse by L.A. Kornetsky

Pawlease help us celebrate Animal Welfare Week (October 5-11) and National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week (November 2-8) with DOGHOUSE and the Gin & Tonic Mystery Series by L.A. Kornetsky! They rely on animal instincts… Meet “Gin” and “Tonic.” She’s a dog person. He’s a cat person. But when these two friendly rivals team [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 22: I will finish… by Lisa Hendrix

First, a huge thank you to Kelly for including me in Tips and Tricks month. I’m writing this in mid-August, so I haven’t seen anyone else’s posts yet, but I can tell just by looking at the names of Kelly’s other guests that the last 29 days have been chock full of good advice, clever [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 21: Five tips for aspiring writers by Yasmine Galenorn

Five tips for aspiring writers: Ways to Keep the Words Flowing One: If you want to be a career writer I tell you this: there is no guarantee of success, but I guarantee that if you quit, you will fail. I don’t care what platform you approach for publishing—if you quit? You have nothing to [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 20: Sex scenes….by Lila DiPasqua

Sex scenes….Key elements to writing a love scene that readers won’t want to skip by Lila DiPasqua  Let’s face it—writing a sex scene isn’t easy. First, you’ve got to forget about what your friends, family, or neighbors are going to think. There’s no way you can even begin to write a solid sex scene if you’re [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 19: How to write 20 pages a day by Donna Grant

How to write 20 pages a day by Donna Grant This post was inspired by conversations I frequently have from others asking me how I became a prolific writer. I think the main reason is because I’m a bit OCD. J However, it started about 15 years ago when I was just beginning to write [...]

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Writers Tips & Tricks Day 18: Rejection: What should I do by Karina Cooper

  Rejection: What Should I Do? If you’ve so much as stuck a toe into the writing world, you know that rejection is waiting in the wings. It’s part of the industry, from the very first query—or, if you’re a masochist and want to start early, from the very first contest—all the way through to [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 17 part a: Tips to Build in Emotional Stakes in Your Book by Jennifer Apodaca

Tips to Build in Emotional Stakes in Your Book  by Jennifer Apodaca (Also writes as Jennifer Lyon) The emotional stakes in a story will hook a reader and keep her invested in the book to the very end. An action-packed plot is fantastic—but all the action or twists in the world won’t keep the reader interested [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 17 part b: Three Ways to Build Your Novel’s Foundation by Macy Beckett

Macy Beckett wanted to share a post that she wrote for NaNoWriMo on self-editing for beginners. Please check out her post about Three Ways to Build Your Novel’s Foundation HERE ***** Make sure to check out Macy’s up coming release Make you Remember Amazon| B&N Coming November 4, 2014 from Penguin Group Ten years ago, Beau Dumont [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 22 part b: Creating Simple Timelines by Paige Tyler

Creating Simple Timelines by Paige Tyler When it comes to writing my stories, I always tried to put together an outline to work from. For most of my previous stuff, that outline was typically nothing more than a Word document in which I write out individual paragraphs to cover each big sequence in the book, then [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 22 part a: Melinda Leigh’s Tip of the Day

Melinda’s writer tip of the day: I often find myself struggling with plot hole issues in the middle of a manuscript. Instead of staring at my plot board and taking Facebook quizzes for three days, I should reach out to a writer pal right away.  Sometimes the answer to a problem is so simple I [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 15: Why Stubborn Matters by Kate Douglas

Why Stubborn Matters—Kate Douglas Kelly, thank you so much for the invite to blog with such an amazing group of authors. You know that I’m doing this mainly to see what they have to say (well, and because I really like you) —but there has to be a secret password somewhere that helps us get [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 14 part b: Finding Inspiration to Write When You’d Rather do Laundry by Rebecca Zanetti

Finding Inspiration to Write When You’d Rather do Laundry–by Rebecca Zanetti Thanks to Kelly at Books-n-Kisses for this awesome month-long event, and thanks for including me! Anybody who thinks it’s easy being creative on demand is freaking crazy.  In addition, many people (who haven’t written a word yet) believe there’s a magical muse who sits [...]

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