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Researching for the Historical Novel

 When the managing editor for Smitten Historical (a Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas imprint) asked me to join in a collection of historical romances, I got excited. I’ve always wanted to write a historical. I’ve even delved into it a … Continue reading

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Starting a New Project

While I wait for my critique partner’s edits on Ride to the Altar, I’m brain-storming other ideas, conducting research for a western romance, and reading the how-to best seller, Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting That You’ll Ever Need. … Continue reading

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Skydiving to Love: Novella Release

Like my new cover? It’s another one of Lynnette Bonner’s masterpieces. She has done the covers for all my books released under the Canopy Books of Texas imprint. She even did the cover of The Bucket List Dare collection in … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

The daydream of every writer—readers. Now go to work. Yeah, we all look like that when we write, don’t we? 😀

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In keeping with my posts pertaining to character emotion . . .

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Character Emotions

During my revisions yesterday, I reached a critical scene, one that should’ve popped and sizzled and made my hair stand on end. It didn’t. Don’t you hate it when that happens? I wrote notes all over the page, scratched out … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block Busting

What stage are you in with your writing—getting the first draft written, or revising the mess you made of your first draft? Either way, there may come a time when you’re stumped and unable to go forward. Best thing to … Continue reading

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The Revision Stage

I read my manuscript for Ride to the Altar all the way through, and it’s as bad as I thought. Oy vey. In “2 Tips for Genre Mash-up,” I explained that working two entirely different genres in one book can be difficult … Continue reading

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