After “THE END” Comes #writing

No better words are ever typed by a writer than “THE END”. This is when the writer finally resurfaces and blinks myopically around at the real world after being fully submerged in their story filled heads. I’m happy to admit I have finally hit this stage with CAUGHT IN THE AFTERMATH, the third book in […]

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It’s All In The Music #writing #passions

Every writer has more than one passion. Just looking around my group of lovelies, I have one awesome writer who takes great joy in showing off her beautiful Saluki darlings, another loves creating culinary delights (and then quality testing them), still another finds solace in sketching images, another indulges in discovering new places and people, […]

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Your Character’s Why #writingtips

For those who’ve read my books you’ll probably notice I’m a character driven writer. (According to my critique partners, I’m also the queen of sub-plots, but that’s another post.) About 99.9% of the time when I’m playing around with a new story idea, I’m starting with a character, not the world or the plot, but […]

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Remembering Why You Write #writerslife

In the wonderfully creative world of writers we are flooded with posts on writing tips, marketing strategies, balancing life with creativity, and nailing those word counts. The amount of positive encouragement is huge, and I’ve always loved the fact that this exists in the writing community. Our ability as writers to constantly offer that nudge […]

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I NEED A MAGIC 8 BALL #writingplans #writerslife

Awww, it’s the month of heart and flowers! You’d think since I write romance, I’d be all about Cupid and his arrows, but nope, not really. Actually, I think I’m a big humbug on many of the holidays, probably because while sitting and muttering to myself I tend to lose track of time. But back […]

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#NANO Survivor

Another NANOWRIMO has come and gone, leaving carnage in its wake. Many times throughout the brutal battle I considered raising my tattered white flag. Who in their right mind thought challenging writers to create on a consistent basis for THIRTY DAYS straight during THE BUSIEST HOLIDAY SEASON of the YEAR was a good idea? Did […]

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Driving the NANO-bahn #nanotips #nano

It’s NANO time, peeps and we’re a whopping two days in. How’s everyone doing with their word counts? You nailing that 1667 a day thing? You are? Good for you! I’m right there with you, toiling away one word at a time. I figured this would be a good time to share a few survival […]

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Are You Prepared to NANO? #nanowrimo

It’s coming down the pike like a flaming bowling ball of despair and agony–NANOWRIMO! The dreaded month of words guaranteed to send every (to use Chuck Wendig’s moniker) Pen Monkey screaming into the treetops.  For those who remain blissfully ignorant of the ruthlessly sadistic reality of Nanowrimo (Nano for those poor mutilated souls left battered […]

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Falling Into Winter #changingseasons #life

Winter is coming! Do you know how I, a desert dweller, can tell? The temperatures have dropped to double digits. Add in the fact that I work at a University where students have the most curious modes for dressing (bundled in sweater and scarf on top, Bermuda shorts and flip-flops on bottom) and I can […]

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