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How Thick Does an Author’s Skin Need to Be

It’s times like these that an author would do well to grow a thick skin, perhaps something like that of a rhinoceros, or better yet a porcupine. Something that protects from the barbs, and sharpened teeth of a mad, frothing at the mouth, rabid reader. Continue reading

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Pura Vida!

An important part of any writer’s life is refilling the creative well. Whether it’s diving into research, exploring a new hobby or binge watching a favorite show, we all have ways to recharge and keep those creative juices flowing. My … Continue reading

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Where do you story ideas come from?

This is, without a doubt, the most frequently asked question I get from readers, friends—even family! The answer? Many places. Since I write romantic suspense—with ghosts in the mix—I’m always looking for news of supernatural events. I’m not just talking … Continue reading

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You Can’t Win if You Don’t Play

I’m reading a self help book by another author, (obviously another author because I prefer to make up my stories ha!) and my favourite line so far is “You can’t win if you don’t play.” (The Subtle Art of not … Continue reading

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Fresh Starts & First Sentences by Beth Carter

Happy 2018! Since we’re still early in the new year, assessing our goals, and planning our lofty writing aspirations, I decided to research starts. And by starts, I mean first sentences from a variety of novels whether a classic or … Continue reading

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When Words Get In The Way

As a writer, I love words. Of course I do! They are my medium. My tool of choice. The paint for my brushes. The software for my creative muse. I have very lately come to a revelation about words—one that … 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

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