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One. Big. Step.

Okay so today I took a big step. At least for me it was a big step. Not as big as sending my very first manuscript into publishers in hopes of getting published of course. That step was not just … Continue reading

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AUTHORS and BOOK CLUBS

As an author, I’ve met with two very different book clubs. One had 6-8 female readers located in the tiny town of Ash Grove. The other book club was large–about 30-35 members, half of whom were men, not exactly my … Continue reading

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How Reading Has Shaped My Writing

I’m always seeking advice from fellow authors. I’ve been told many times that ‘to be a good writer, one must read a lot’. Certainly, like most authors, I can say I’ve read a lot of books. Out of curiosity, I … Continue reading

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Use Themes to Enrich Your Novels

My super organized, left-brained engineering husband often points out themes in movies, which is surprising since he isn’t exactly artsy. He’ll say, “Notice this movie has a lot of water.” Or he’ll mention, “That film uses the color red throughout.” … Continue reading

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Are you afraid of the sophomore slump?

Wikipedia defines the sophomore slump as, “an instance in which a second effort fails to live up to the standards of the first effort.” Like say, the second book of your series, which is about to release in, ohhhhh, maybe … Continue reading

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Beat the Block.

Yeah, yeah, this has been done a million times before. But not by me! 😛 Today I’m talking about Writer’s Block, this enigmatic phenomena of when your creative brain hits a wall in a juicy explosion of frustrating glory. And … Continue reading

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Paid Book Promotions: Yay or Nay?

Hello, lovelies! I wanted to do an elaborate post about Writer’s Block (which will likely be my next topic here at the SMP blog), but it’s been a crazy few months and I’m a little short on time (deadlines abound … Continue reading

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