Books

The Subjective Life of Writing

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As my next book is about to begin promotion, I thought I’d reflect a little on the journey so far. I’m sure that those of you who aren’t writers will think: what does this have to do with me? Well, in life all roads usually diverge at some point, so hear me out. Maybe you’ll […]

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Build YOUR Story — Not Someone Else’s

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  Recently, there’s been a lot of debate out there about what it takes to craft a quality book. An un-put-down-able story that takes your readers on a journey. Hey, nobody is asking my opinion, but I’m going to share it anyway. I write fiction. Romance. More specifically, in the series I’m working on now—rockstar […]

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The Business of Writing

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I’ve thought a lot about what it means to be an author lately. I’ve never been totally comfortable with the title. I’ve preferred to label myself a “chick that writes,” as opposed to a writer, or, heaven forbid, an author. This infuriates my editor to no end, by the way. She is a teacher of […]

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Book Reviews: The Painful Truth

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The manuscript is written. You’ve gone ten rounds with your editor, and you’ve both survived. You’ve made the revisions. Begrudgingly. Formatting has been done. You’ve read it one last time. You hit the button, and the baby has been delivered. Congratulations…it’s a Book! Your marketing is rock solid. And you’re on top of the world. […]

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Well, That Was Awkward

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As a person who has embarked on a journey to relate the written word, it seems odd to me that sometimes one word can make all the difference. Strategically placed, a single word can be the difference between a good scene and a bad scene. The same is true in life as I came to find […]

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The Editing of Jayne Frost

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As I was going through the tedious process of editing (or rather, my editor was going through the tedious process of editing) my book, a strange feeling began to take root. I realized how little I knew about the mechanics of the craft. Anything that I knew about writing, I learned by doing. That is […]