Author Archives: Karen E. Rigley

SPRINGTIME ROMANCE

Sunshine, blue skies, bird songs!  Springtime blooms with romance.  It’s the perfect time of year for love to blossom, so I’m especially pleased that Soul Mate just released, RENEGADE MOON, book four in the CupidKey series. Some of you remember the … Continue reading

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ESCAPE INTO A BOOK

by Karen E. Rigley There were times in my life I’m not sure I could have endured if not for reading. Reading allowed me to momentarily escape reality. I hope to give that same gift to my readers. When darkness … Continue reading

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THE MAGIC OF TITLES

A good title captures your attention and entices you to read the book. A great title steals your breath away and sears into your memory. How do you create that perfect title? Listen to your story. You will discover phrases, … Continue reading

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TALK LIKE A MAN

Does your hero talk like a hero? Or is his dialogue generic? Can your readers distinguish each of your characters by what they say and how they say it? We all know a West Texas rancher and a New York … Continue reading

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PLAYING WITH FIRE

 by Karen E. Rigley   Critique groups and sharing critiques can prove invaluable to an author. Or not. A critique partner provides support, encouragement and often acts as a wonderful troubleshooter to recognize problems in your manuscript.   Yet one … Continue reading

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BEWARE of the BOUNCE

by Karen E. Rigley In the age of Facebook, Twitter and blogs it’s more important than ever to beware of what you write. Your words bounce and ricochet – possibly ending up in the sites of those you never dreamed … Continue reading

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WRITING AFTER LIFE UPHEAVAL

by Karen E. Rigley   Storms of life can leave you battered and shipwrecked from your writing. Whatever the crisis, the resulting chaos can dam up your ability to create. It’s difficult, sometimes nearly impossible, to be creative and inspired … Continue reading

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SECRETS of COLLABORATION

                                                                    by Karen E. Rigley Writing can be lonely and isolate you, so it’s a treat to write with others. Co-writing means someone to brainstorm with you, a partner to share the load, who adds depth and speed; maybe a … Continue reading

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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WRITE & the best-ever Soft Sugar Cookies

 by Karen E. Rigley I got a broken ankle for Christmas. Between my terrible timing and lack of graceful descent down the stairs, I really turned the holiday season into a challenge. Oh, one other goof I made – I … Continue reading

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CAPTURING IDEAS

by Karen E. Rigley Nonwriters often ask, “Where do you get your ideas?” The answer is everywhere. A word or phrase can fire a writer’s imagination. Overhearing a conversation in a café, or the way a person cocks their head, … Continue reading

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