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How (My) Writing is Like Sausage Making by Rebecca Heflin

Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made. – Otto von Bismarck Well, Chancellor von Bismarck, the same can be said of my writing. I’m smack-dab in the middle of my latest WIP, and it’s looking a … Continue reading

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The Making of a Novel

We all know stories have a beginning, a middle and an end. But I’m often asked about the process of writing a novel. Where do I start? What happens along the way? How do I know when it’s finished? How … Continue reading

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Ten Things I Do When I ‘Finish’ Writing

The writing process is a labour of love, but it’s labour all the same. Once I finish a novel, however, the real work begins. Over time, I’ve developed a few tricks that help polish my manuscripts which you may find … Continue reading

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Those Devilish Details

My fourth-in-series romance, Waking Up To Love, pits nerdy Kyle Pennington and luscious Lyssa Doughty against charismatic bad guy Rand Cunningham. This was my first experience with a villain, and I enjoyed exploring all the ways the ill-intentioned Rand could … Continue reading

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Who’s On First? Keeping Your Characters Straight.

Everyone knows the classic Who’s on First? comedy routine of Laurel and Hardy, and if you don’t you need to go here to listen to this hilarious piece of historic comedy. Have you ever read a book that leaves you … Continue reading

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Give A Damn Factor: Voice Versus Deep POV

Why do people get so involved in a certain story? GADF—Give A Damn Factor. They make readers give a damn. I think Deep POV is one reason that readers get invested. If a writer can make a reader care, then … Continue reading

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Process: a systematic series of actions directed to some end. People often ask what my process is for writing a book. Aside from the obvious —sit down and start tapping out letters that form the words that are the building … Continue reading

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