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What's Your Core Story?

By Jeanine Englert I still remember when a person first asked me this years ago: “What’s your core story?” What? I remember blinking back at them full of the wild panic of knowing I had no idea what they meant … Continue reading

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The 3 Motivations in Life by Susan Hanniford Crowley

Recently I got the chance to talk to C.C., a rising star in philosophy. She shared with me that humanity has 3 motivations that rule their lives. When C.C. shared them, I was amazed. They also rule romance novels.  The … Continue reading

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Creating a Tantalizing Book Title

You know that saying, “It’s all in a name”? It’s true for book titles. You’ll come up with a story line and then . . . a great title. Or, perhaps you have a title that pops into your head, … 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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EDITOR AND AUTHOR INHABITING THE SAME BODY! EEEK! by Char Chaffin

It could be the title of one of those B-rated horror flicks, you know? The ones that come on at four AM and feature such film notables as creaking, slow-opening closets, dark, dank passageways, the requisite barn in the distance … Continue reading

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Winning a RONE Award & the 2015 InD’Scribe Con by Beth Carter

This fall I attended the 2015 InD’Scribe Reader & Author Con in Palm Springs. This was a jam-packed three-day event for authors and readers. It was an amazing conference and also where the coveted RONE awards were held. I can’t … Continue reading

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It’s Not You, It’s Your Writing – How to Not Take Critiques Personally – by Dorlana Vann

I have observed some really upset writers after they’ve received written or verbal suggestions about their stories. And I think most writers at least wince (I know I do) when they receive a lot of edits. But you can actually … Continue reading

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