Category Archive: Writing

Nov
04
2015

#WriterWednesday — Writer’s Life — #NaNoWriMo

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It’s November again, which means it’s also National Novel Writing Month—or NaNoWriMo for those involved. Basically, you try to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. To stay on track, you need to write 1667 words per day. That may or may not sound like a lot depending on where you are …

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Jul
22
2015

Off to #RWA15 in NYC!!! #WriterWednesday

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I’m so excited that the day is finally here and I’m off to NYC for the Romance Writers Of America conference! I can’t wait to get together with new friends I’ve only ever met online, hang out and chat with old friends, and learn, learn, learn from all of the amazing workshops offered!! Are you …

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Jun
17
2015

#WriterWednesday — When the Story Changes!

When I start out to write a book I usually have the plot fairly mapped out. I definitely don’t know every scene or moment in advance, but I have a general idea of how I want things to go for my characters. Then during the process, the characters start to tell their own story. Sometimes …

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Nov
13
2013

Chick Lit Chat 11/14 — Writer’s Block

This week’s Chick Lit Chat on Thursday Nov 14 is all about overcoming writing blocks, obstacles, and setbacks to keep your writing moving forward, stay on track and meet you deadlines. I’ve heard it said that joggers hit a wall at some point in their training. A point in which they feel they can’t go …

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Oct
10
2013

Twitter CLC 10/10/13 — NaNoWriMo

  Let’s Go, NaNo, Let’s Go! If you’re crazy and you know it, do NaNo! If you’ve never heard of NaNoWriMo, you’re probably wondering what the heck I’m cheering about. This week’s Chick Lit Chat on twitter at 8pm EST on Thursday October 10th is all about NaNoWriMo! Use hashtag #ChickLitChat to join in the …

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Sep
26
2013

Twitter Chick Lit Chat 9/26/13 — Beta Readers

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Tonight at 8-9 pm EST I’m hosting Chick Lit Chat on twitter. To join in the conversation and fun, chat by using #ChickLitChat. It’s open to both readers and writers (published and aspiring). I hope to see you there! Tonight, we’re chatting about Beta Readers! So what is a Beta Reader? A Beta Readers is the …

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Jul
17
2013

Love vs Romance with Julie Sturgeon

During a conversation on Facebook with a group of Crimson Romance authors and editors, Julie Sturgeon (Imprint Manager) spoke up on her thoughts about Love versus Romance in writing. I totally loved what she had to say and I invited her here to share her thoughts with you! Please give Julie a warm welcome!! Love …

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Apr
29
2013

Y is for Yearly Goals

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Do you set goals? I never really was a goal setter until I started writing and I needed a plan. I had to make sure I was clear on what I wanted to achieve so that I didn’t get sidelined by other little things along the way. So I started setting goals for myself. Some …

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Apr
10
2013

I is for Indie

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Today is all about Indie (self) publishing! I’m an indie author as well as a traditional author. I like to dabble in both because each offers different benefits to my career as an author. It seems like the publishing industry is changing every single day and no one really knows where it will go next. …

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Mar
27
2012

Character Crossovers

My all-time favorite reality show—The Amazing Race—is back on TV for a new season! This season, one of the teams is Brendon and Rachel from Big Brother. Now I watched BB so I know who they are and what they were like on that show. And while I enjoyed watching them on BB—and I even …

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