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My Top Five Favorite (Writerly) Things by Rebecca Heflin

A writer-friend recently asked me what my go-to craft books are, so I thought I’d share those with you here today. Goal, Motivation, & Conflict by Debra Dixon is a must-have tool for any fiction writer. Her clear, concise explanation … Continue reading

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Editng, Edioting, Editing, by Char Chaffin

Hi Everyone! I’m on the road with Mr. Don (the most romantic man in the world), traveling to our winter home in South Texas. And as usual I’m not only dealing with spotty internet but also the Mother of all … Continue reading

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If I’ve never heard of me, Would I read my book?

If I was a romantic at heart, and constantly striving to experience something new, I would read my book. There’s a love story that unfolds in very unusual circumstances. There are characters that are too different, too far apart, they … Continue reading

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My Top 10 for the 5 Ws and 1 H by Rebecca E. Neely

Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? Wow. I think I started using these simple, but powerful interrogative words when I was in sixth grade, for ‘current events’ projects. Each week, we had to select a newspaper or magazine article, and summarize it for … Continue reading

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Falling Out of Love with My Manuscript

Yikes! I pushed the send button. What was I thinking? It’s not ready. If I read it one more time, I know I can improve it. Do all authors think these thoughts when they submit a manuscript? I do and … Continue reading

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What is in a lie?

Writing fiction requires not just an active imagination, but also a decent ability to tell a lie. Lie with conviction, with complete abandonment of the truth, and create a web to support the fabrication. A fictional story has to be … Continue reading

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When the Muse Take a Vacation

Sun. Surf. Frothy drinks with little umbrellas. Gorgeous sunsets and gentle breezes. SIGH. Sounds like the perfect vacation, right? I’m sure it is. And my Muse, that backstabbing b#*^!, has gone without me. Don’t get me wrong. Most of the … Continue reading

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Objectifying Yourself, by Char Chaffin

You’ve written the draft. You’ve done the revisions, the polishing, and you’ve got this wonderful novel you just know is going to be a big seller. Maybe you’ve already been published. Maybe you’re a complete newbie, unpublished and just embarking … Continue reading

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Ideas are the easy part.

Today’s blog was inspired by yesterday’s wonderful blog by Collette Cameron. WHAT? You didn’t read it? Well, it’s right down below this one or, if not, you can find it here:  https://smpauthors.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/have-we-all-done-it-4/ For crying out loud, go read it. I’ll … Continue reading

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What a Ride!

Before I embarked on a writing career, I had preconceptions of what writing a novel would be like. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that my preconceptions were nothing more than mere delusions. When I sat down to begin my … Continue reading

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