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.

Gift Ideas for the Writer in Your Life by Rebecca Heflin

It’s the holidays once again! I don’t know about you, but I have no idea where 2018 went. Seems like I had just put the Christmas decorations away when it was time to take them out again. With four days … Continue reading

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A Story Fit for a Novel by Rebecca Heflin

As writers, we dream up stories, create characters, and in some cases, settings or whole worlds. We let our imagination play “what if” and spin out our tales for the pleasure of our readers, never expecting our life to become … Continue reading

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Out of Africa by Rebecca Heflin

Fair warning: This post isn’t about the movie by the same name. Nor is it about writing. It’s about taking the time to experience life. We often get so caught up in day-to-day life, eyes focused on our goals, our … Continue reading

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Author Visibility by the Numbers by Rebecca Heflin

Having an online presence is a given these days. Authors have to be visible to readers. And in order to have visibility, authors have to go where readers go. Your reader demographic influences where you find your readers, and should … Continue reading

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eTools of the Trade by Rebecca Heflin

In today’s digital world, there are eTools for just about every task under the sun, from photo editing to time management, restaurant bookings to banking – all intended to make our lives easier and more productive. The same applies to … Continue reading

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How to Fail in Five Easy Steps by Rebecca Heflin

In my last blog post, I talked about success. Now let’s talk about failure, because if you don’t fail, how do you know when you’ve succeeded? Failure is a fact of life. Sometimes no matter how hard you try, you … Continue reading

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S-U-C-C-E-S-S! by Rebecca Heflin

Remember that old cheer? That’s the way we spell success! While everyone may spell success the same way, not everyone defines success the same way. Someone recently asked me how I define success, and whether it is different from the … Continue reading

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