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The sweetest words

While “I love you” is wonderful, as a writer “The End” holds a special power. Last week I officially finished the first complete draft of Crowning Courtship, the 4th and final book in the Hands of Destin series. It is … Continue reading

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Mozart for the Writer by Catherine Castle

    When I was a teenager my goal in life was to become a singer. To meet that goal, I decided I wanted to attend the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio. There was one problem, however: I … Continue reading

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Quarantined with Creativity

We’re all in pretty much the same boat, and have been for at least the past two months now. The pandemic has definitely changed the world we used to live in, and heaven only knows what kind of world we … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis

Even a loner like me has gotten antsy these last few weeks in quarantine. I’ve spent my time doing a lot of reading, and researching, and thinking. I’ve also come to question my future path on this journey called “author.” … Continue reading

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GUEST POST! How to Get Over a Bad Book Review, by Rebecca Neely

Please welcome Rebecca Neely! Beckie’s excellent article on dealing with the emotion –often difficult–following a bad review is invaluable to not only new and debut authors but seasoned authors as well. Beckie, thanks for sharing! How to Get Over a … Continue reading

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How My Writing Has Evolved Over The Last Decade

As I was doing my self-edits for Book 3, I was really struck by how my writing process has evolved over the last ten years, when I first was getting serious about writing. I wanted to spend a moment to … Continue reading

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Word (Count) Games by Rebecca Heflin

As authors, we’re always looking for ways to increase our daily or weekly word count, right? Some popular methods include writing sprints, social media challenges, NaNoWriMo, software programs that eat your words if you stop typing (YIKES!), and many more. … Continue reading

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The Writer’s brain

The brain of a writer is a curious thing. Where do you get your ideas? A question often asked, but never truly explained. Idea triggers come from everywhere, and send a message into the writer’s brain that then fires off … Continue reading

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Prepping To Find My Writing Rhythm

Did you hear that massive sigh the moment the clock switched from July to August? It would’ve been a mix of release, relief, and desperation. The sigh belonged to me. Growing up, I loved summer because it meant freedom. I … Continue reading

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Falling Into Their World

Starting a brand-new novel is exciting, nerve-wracking, and a little like trying to climb from the back of one horse to another–in the middle of a rushing river. Immediately after the release of my last book three weeks ago, I … Continue reading

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