Category Archives: Writing career

Registration opens today for the RWA National Conference!

The Romance Writers of America® National Conference is an annual gathering of not only romance writers but of everyone involved in the magic of making books and engaging readers, from agents and editors to librarians and book bloggers. The conference … Continue reading

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And just like a bad penny…

I’m back. Hi. S. C. Mitchell here and it’s great to be back blogging on the Soul Mate site. I blogged here quite a bit when the site first started but took a few years off. I first published with … Continue reading

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Why do we Torture Ourselves?

Today, I decided to head back to my exercise routine–pilates reformer. I had major surgery in August and it took a little longer than I expected to recover. Several weeks out from the surgery I had moved from recovery to … Continue reading

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Channeling Nora

Every voracious reader, including those of romance, has their favorite authors. Genres. Heat levels and writing styles. And what choices we have! Romance novels, with all their various genres and subgenres, can be had in whatever length we prefer, from … Continue reading

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Readers, Romance, Settings, Soul Mate Publishing, Women's Fiction, Writing, Writing career | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Trudging Through the Garbage

Stephen King was the first to call it as he saw it. In his amazing book, On Writing, he refers, unabashedly, to first drafts as “shitty” (I’m quoting King here). Is this true? Maybe, maybe not. As a writer, I … Continue reading

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Authors, Sparkle That Manuscript! by Char Chaffin

Hi Everyone! With RWA National coming up fast, and folks rushing around trying to finish up current works in preparation for those nerve-wracking but vital pitching appointments during conference, I decided to post Part One of a two-part blog that … Continue reading

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Re-Visit Your Priorities

We hear the advice all the time, and turn a deaf ear in its direction (cliché alert): Stop and smell the roses Take time for the things you love Lavish the people you love with love Don’t put off until … Continue reading

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