Category Archives: Publishing


Having written my first book, Highlander’s Hope, without any critique partners, I know from experience just how invaluable they are. I’m convinced I would have had much less rewriting and editing if I’d had a few comrades in writing dissecting … Continue reading

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November is Officially Write-a-Novel Month! by Susan J. Berger

  November is officially Write a Novel Month (Thirty days and thirty nights of literary abandon). In 1999, Chris Baty and a group of friends got together and challenged each other to write a novel of 50,000 words of more … Continue reading

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Rabbit, Bunny, Stomach, Tummy

Last week I devoured Retail Hell, a hilarious memoir, in under 24 hours.  I laughed on almost every single page, but the funniest part of the story was the ongoing purse-versus-handbag battle.  As the lone male hawking handbags in an … Continue reading

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Cha-Ching: A Literary ATM

E. L. James, I heard, wrote “50 Shades” on her phone while commuting to and from work.  She’s worth a gazillion dollars now. Or maybe just 60 million.  And I have to wonder where her phone went! Did E.L. toss … Continue reading

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Inspiration Happens In The Most Unlikely Places, by Becky Lower

One of the first questions I get asked when people discover I’m a writer is, “Where do you get your story ideas?” My short answer is “Don’t turn down any opportunity to put yourself into a new situation. You never … Continue reading

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True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn’d to dance. ~ Alexander Pope In my other life, I’m a teacher. I cannot count the number of times I’ve heard and answered this … Continue reading

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With Book In Hand, by Char Chaffin

The concept of “power . . .” A warrior grips a sword in battle and he slashes it through enemy ranks. As he defeats his foe, he feels powerful. Unconquerable. A corporate mogul sits at the head of a long … Continue reading

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Release Day For ACCORDING TO LEGEND! by Gerri Brousseau

I’m so excited to be here today because it’s release day for my second novel, According to Legend. Thank you so much for hosting me. One of the most frequently asked questions I get as an author is where I … Continue reading

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And So the Party Begins…

Hello one and all! March marks the second anniversary of The Romance Reviews, a favoured site among readers, and writers, of all things romance! They are celebrating in high style, with games, chats, and prizes galore. And guess who is participating? Soul … Continue reading

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Super-Size My Holidays

  Is it just me, or are you glad the month of February is just about over? For the shortest month of the year, it sure has been jam packed, from Valentine’s Day and President’s Day, to the Downton Abbey … Continue reading

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