Writing Alphas: 3 Surefire Steps to Swoon-worthy Heroes

Posted Nov 8 2017 in , ,

Today’s #WriteTip is a fun one! Rather than dancing around the general topic of fiction writing, I’m going to be very specific. We’re talking about heroes today (my favorite) and even better, alpha heroes. Writing an alpha hero doesn’t mean you have to pen a grunting, demanding, playboy. Nor does it mean having a big, […]

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The End is the Beginning

Posted Oct 18 2017 in , ,

      Snowed In at the Mayor’s Mansion is DONE! Kind of. Snowed In (working title) is the second book in my upcoming Harlequin Desire series. “The End” is always cause for celebration, but I’m holding off on popping the champagne on this particular title. My work has just begun. Two days ago I […]

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Willpower vs. Action

Posted Oct 3 2017 in ,

Losing Steam In light of the tragic and senseless mass shooting in Las Vegas, I’ve been having a difficult time writing. At first I thought I was lazy or that I was out of practice, but now that I’ve been still for a bit today and examined what it is I’m feeling… it’s grief. Duh, […]

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3 Tips to Getting What You Want

Posted Sep 24 2017 in ,

You can’t always get what you want. The Rolling Stones said it best (and why mess with perfection?) So, if that’s the case, why do we try? Because sometimes, friends, you can get what you want. But there are a few steps to working through this process.   (1) Know what you want And, I’ll add: […]

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The Timey Has Come

Posted Sep 13 2017 in ,

Hi everyone! For today’s #WriteTip, I’m sharing a blog about a kitchen timer that helped me get stuff DONE. Timing myself to force the writing was a new concept back then, but definitely something I use on and off now. Unfortunately, my trusty egg timer ticked its last tock several years ago, but I still […]

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10 Writing Tips Every Author Needs

Posted Sep 6 2017 in ,

Something fun for Write Tip Wednesday… Do not put statements in the negative form. And don’t start sentences with a conjunction. If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do. […]

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The Joy is in the Journey

Posted Aug 23 2017 in ,

I recently came to a conclusion that I’ve been repeating a lot lately. I believe we overestimate the end goal: success, the carrot on the end of the stick, and underestimate the value of the journey. My debut book released in 2013 and I had a goal to hit bestseller lists right out of the […]

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Q&A Roundup

Posted Aug 19 2017 in , , , ,

*originally posted in the August 2017 Lemmon 15 newsletter Q & A I had several good Q’s, so instead of picking, I’m doing a flash round. Let’s get to it.   Which book took you the longest to write? Rescuing the Bad Boy. It was my first “real” attempt at writing a book from scratch […]

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Write Tip Wednesday: The Folder Method

Posted Aug 16 2017 in ,

Lately on WTW, I’ve shared some personal philosophies. How to cope when you feel like a hack, for example. But what about actual methodology? What is is like to write in practice? Today, we’re getting down to brass tacks. I’ve done a similar post to this one before but the method I was using was […]

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From Spark to Finish

Posted Aug 13 2017 in ,

Recently, I took to the interwebs to ask if anyone had any questions on writing or process I could answer for the Lemmon 15. Jody Holford shot back with this gem. Talk about a challenge! Rather than try and cram an answer into 140 characters on Twitter, or in the confines of the Q&A section […]

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