Author Archives: Rebecca Heflin

About Rebecca Heflin

I've dreamed of writing romantic fiction since I was fifteen and my older sister snuck a copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss' Shanna to me and told me to read it. Now I write women's fiction and contemporary romance under the name Rebecca Heflin. In case you're wondering, Rebecca Heflin is an abbreviated version of my great-great grandmother's name: Sarah Anne Rebecca Heflin Apple Smith. Whew! And you wondered why I shortened it. When not passionately pursuing my dream, I am busy with my day-job at a large state university or running the non-profit cancer organization my husband and I founded. I'm a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Florida Romance Writers, RWA Contemporary Romance, Savvy Authors, and Florida Writers Association. My mountain-climbing husband and I live at sea level in sunny Florida.

The Well-Organized Writer by Rebecca Heflin

I used to be an advocate of the DayTimer. Remember those? The bulky all-in-one organizers where you kept your calendar, contacts, to-do lists, notes, maybe even your expense reports? If it wasn’t in my DayTimer, it didn’t happen or wasn’t … Continue reading

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How (My) Writing is Like Sausage Making by Rebecca Heflin

Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made. – Otto von Bismarck Well, Chancellor von Bismarck, the same can be said of my writing. I’m smack-dab in the middle of my latest WIP, and it’s looking a … Continue reading

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Help! I’m on Overload! by Rebecca Heflin

Well, I’m getting this blog post in by the skin of my teeth. Ever had so much going on in your life all at once that you can’t keep up with everything? In my case, it’s all good, but stressful … Continue reading

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Say Cheese by Rebecca Heflin

I must admit, I’m not fond of having my photos taken. I’m very self-conscious when someone points a camera at me, but professional author photos are a necessary evil. Author headshots are important for: Newspaper or magazine articles Your website … Continue reading

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Give Yourself a Break by Rebecca Heflin

Do you feel guilty when life gets in the way and you don’t get to write? Do you beat yourself up because your daily/weekly word count goals are in the tank? Now that we’re in the throes of the holiday … Continue reading

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Post Script by Rebecca Heflin

My September 15th blog post was all about change and the big change I’d recently made in my day-job career. This is a P.S. to my Change is Good (I Think) blog post. I’m here to tell you change is … Continue reading

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Change is Good (I think) by Rebecca Heflin

You know the old adage “Change is good?” Well, after fifteen years as legal counsel for a major research university, I decided it was time to move on. Same employer, different role. I’ll admit, I’m not fond of change. Which … Continue reading

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