Category: Writing How Tos

NaNoWriMo-Book Giveaway

It’s day five of NaNoWriMo, how are things going? One thing I always say is reward yourself for your successes (even the smallest ones). I’d like to reward you with a book, well it’s an e-book. It’s my Nailed It!  Writing a Novel in 30 Days Journal and Planner. One person will receive a copy…

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Fulfilling a Dream

Say hello to today’s guest blogger, Susan Royal who shares with us how her writing career got started… Ever since I was a child, I’ve been hooked on storytelling and becoming a writer. I still have my first attempt. A book made out of ruled notebook pages and bound with red ribbon, written and illustrated…

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Let’s Get Those Goals Written

Why do I think it’s important to set some goals before you start to write? Saying you’re going to write a book sounds daunting. And yes, it is. Lots of people say they’re going to do it but few actually get the job done. It has nothing to do with talent or writing ability. Bottom line is it’s…

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A Little of This and That

  No guest blogger this week, instead it’s me. I thought I’d use this space to post an assortment of things. Lots of people ask me about publishing trends. If you know me well, you already know I say not to focus too much on them because they come and go. However, if you’re self publishing,…

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Free Writing Class

  Many of you know I teach online classes exclusively for OIRW which is a chapter of the Romance Writers of America.  I always try to add  new classes each year. I brainstormed ideas for 2020 and came up with the idea of teaching a three month writing retreat where all classes are taught online. Everything…

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How Authors Choose Their Genre

Welcome to guest blogger, Nalini Warriar who tells us why she chose to write romances… Romance novels have a central theme: a happily ever after. The book is about how they get there, overcoming obstacles and resolving conflict. A romance novel delves into the emotional state of the hero and heroine’s mind. A good romance…

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