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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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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 14 part a: How my desk got a dent in it by Dani Harper

HOW MY DESK GOT A DENT IN IT – or The Importance of Editing by Dani Harper, Writing is one thing. Editing is another thing. Most of my career was spent in communications, including radio, newspaper and magazines. After that I did something totally crazy and began writing fiction. In August, I finished my [...]

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Writer’s Tip & Tricks Day 13: Staying Motivated by Cynthia Eden

Staying Motivated Hi, everyone! It’s a pleasure to be participating in this “Tips and Tricks” fun!  For my turn, I thought I would talk about motivation.  I mean, writing is fun—please, don’t get me wrong on that! It’s an absolute dream job. But everyone can use a little motivation now and then.  ESPECIALLY writers.  Our [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 12: Writing-What a ride by Maggie Wells

Writing – What a ride! When I started my writing career, I did it with the kind of breathless anticipation one feels when they are boarding a roller coaster. In the four years since I pulled the harness down, I’ve experienced every kind of extreme—the highs, the lows, the twists that left me dizzy and [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 11 part b: Never give up by Erin Kellison

Never Give Up by Erin Kellison Never give up! Never surrender! Writing, promoting, and publishing books is (crazy) time-intensive, and the highs and lows are a roller coaster ride that can leave a writer disoriented. And then there’s regular life beyond writing—kids, jobs, houses, car payments, etc. It’s easy to get overwhelmed. And somehow in [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 11 part a: How to Handle a Bad Review by Kristina McMorris

How to Handle a Bad Review: While perhaps cliché, for writers, I have to agree that receiving those very first bad reviews (and even some that follow) is much like having a stranger publicly announce that your baby is downright ugly. But since such criticism is part of the gig, finding a way to swiftly [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 10: Humor by Molly Harper

Humor by Molly Harper: My first writing job was as a newspaper reporter. Well, technically, my first writing job was as an obituary writer for my local newspaper. Which should tell you a lot about my personality. While I working for the paper, I started writing a monthly humor column for the life and style [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 9: Sketching Characters by Shiloh Walker

Sketching Characters I’ve never been much of a plotter.  It’s hard to know exactly which way the plot is going which I’m not in the driver’s seat. My books don’t exactly come from me, if that makes any sense at all. My books come from my characters—they are in the driver’s seat and always have [...]

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Sheldon’s Interview Zach and Lisette from Dianne Duvall’s Night Unbound

Thank you for joining me!  I’m happy to be here today, celebrating the release of NIGHT UNBOUND, the fifth book in my Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series.  If you like powerful heroes, kick-ass heroines, action scenes that will keep you flipping pages well past your bedtime, and romance that is alternately sweet and steamy and [...]

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Writer’s Tips & Tricks Day 8: Permission to write by Gini Koch

Permission to Write: There are as many tips and tricks out there as there are writers, but I find that a lot of aspiring authors need two things in particular. (I, myself, needed one of them.) And they are both permissions. The permission TO write, and the permission to stink on ice WHILE writing. I [...]

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Wedding Soup Murder by Rosie Genova

WEDDING SOUP MURDER  by Rosie Genova When I conceived of the idea for a mystery series set in an Italian restaurant, it felt entirely natural to place that restaurant at the Jersey shore, in the fictional town of Oceanside Park. There’s a long tradition of Italian cuisine in New Jersey, from boardwalk stands to upscale [...]

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