7 stages of writing a book – video discussion at IndieReCon


Originally posted on Nail Your Novel:
Do you need help to get your novel started or finished? Four of us experienced scribblers talk about how we stay creative through the tough times and reveal our secrets for drafting, fixing and finishing, not to mention keeping our confidence. Solutions include running, composing music, meditation and lying…

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When Keeping Secrets is Deadly


Originally posted on Kiss and Thrill:
CLICK COVER for Buy-Link Is this the smoking hot sex scene you submitted to a contest and won? Ha, what a way to start! I was going to thank you for hosting me today, but… Just kidding. 😉 Yes, the first big love scene between Mick and Jenna is…

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Revisions in Scrivener


Originally posted on Gwen Hernandez:
With my debut romantic suspense novel releasing next week, you can bet I’ve been spending a lot of time in revisions over the last few months. Everyone has their own process for handling edits in Scrivener, but since some of you have asked, here’s mine. I make all of my…

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Do you like your murders cozy?


Originally posted on Jo-Ann Carson:
Here is a hilarious discussion about Cozy Mysteries “Cozy mysteries, also referred to simply as “cozies,” are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community. The term was first coined in the late 20th century when various…

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Writing Contests


Today was a very good day for me. I won second place in a writing contest from my home chapter, VIC-RWA. This was a huge stepping stone for me and validation that what I’m writing is worth reading. I think as authors, whether pre-published or not, this is something we all fight with. I mean, […]

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The Anatomy of a SHORT Synopsis – Pt 1


Originally posted on Intense Life Coaching:
After playing around on the interwebz this week I discovered a theme emerge among my writerly buds…lots of angst over the dreaded synopsis. Now, I’m not saying writing a synopsis is a piece of cake – far from it. But, there is a way to do it that s…

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