Author Archives: Terri Patrick

About Terri Patrick

Writer of Romance and Memoir. Life is an adventure, take that journey.

In Media, Rest

Blasphemy!  We’re novelists with books to sell and we must be tweeting, posting, blogging… it’s the golden rule of marketing in this digital world. [Myth!] “In medias res” is the golden rule for novelists and storytellers of every venue. It’s … Continue reading

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It’s About A Wedding by Terri Patrick

“It’s about a wedding” is a really a great tagline for promoting a romance novel. Weddings are those rite-of-passage celebrations that emphasize our ingrained desires to be connected to someone special regardless of how fulfilled we may be as an individual. … Continue reading

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Sports and Books

I am a great spectator at most sporting events. I understand the rules and objectives of every game and appreciate the display of athletic ability and teamwork. I am not a fan of any one sport, or team, enough to … Continue reading

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Balance your Passion and Career

We are approaching that time of year when we make resolutions and plans for the year ahead. If you want this to be the year you hit bestseller lists, consider some history.  Many first-time novelists expect to be an over-night … Continue reading

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Novel Writing Month Begins by Terri Patrick

Most Novembers, since I first heard of NaNoWriMo in 2001, have been my designated “whip that novel into shape” month. I never join the site or report my word count to anyone but myself. I prefer being within my writer … Continue reading

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My First Anniversary as a Novelist

Wow. My first novel was published one year ago, which means it’s only taken me forty years to fulfill my childhood career plans. I was young, I didn’t know about the law of abundance and the magic of dream boards. … Continue reading

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Setting It Write

World building is my second favorite thing about creating a contemporary novel. The first is getting to know my characters, everything from their astrological sign to their favorite sport in high school. The world building begins with designing their now-as-adults … Continue reading

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