Author Archives: The Passionate Writer/Designer

About The Passionate Writer/Designer

Every day brings new opportunities to create something meaningful and magical. Published author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense and event designer.

How Reading Has Shaped My Writing

I’m always seeking advice from fellow authors. I’ve been told many times that ‘to be a good writer, one must read a lot’. Certainly, like most authors, I can say I’ve read a lot of books. Out of curiosity, I … Continue reading

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Creating Memorable Characters

There are many elements to consider as you write your novel but including memorable characters is perhaps the most important of all. We all remember characters that resonated with our hearts, long after closing the last page of a book. … Continue reading

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A Great Review is a Great Aphrodisiac

We all know how readers love certain books and certain authors. As an author, I’m no different, with one exception – I love a good review of my own book when it comes rolling in the gate and stops at … Continue reading

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The Eyes and Ears of a Writer

A few days ago I woke up and began my day with a typical morning routine—let the dog outside, brew a pot of coffee, check emails, and so on. With a mountain of tasks looming ahead of me, I scurried … Continue reading

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The Making of a Novel

We all know stories have a beginning, a middle and an end. But I’m often asked about the process of writing a novel. Where do I start? What happens along the way? How do I know when it’s finished? How … Continue reading

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Great Locations to Write a Book

Okay, so you’ve come up with a title, and you’ve fleshed out your main characters. You even have a rough story line and possibly an ending. Plunking yourself down in a chair in your typical office (whether it’s the couch … Continue reading

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The City of Light and Love

In celebration of my soon-to-be-released novel, A Time for Love in Paris (May 11th), I thought I’d write a blog about the city that inspired the setting of the book. The city of Paris is also referred to as ‘The … Continue reading

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