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November 30, 2009

Get Published Quick! Write a Romance! (or…hahahahahahaha!)

We had an interesting discussion in my crit group yesterday about loving your genre. Because if you don’t, your reader will notice. If you’re cynical about romance, or find the genre to be beneath you, the reader will notice. Now, I think the majority of romance writers really love the genre, but I do think […]

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November 27, 2009

Alphas Again

Okay, yes, perhaps I’ve over posted on alphas. But they’re darn tricky to write, because there is a fine line to walk between alpha and alphole sometimes, and no one wants to write the latter! So my dear sister, Aideen, sent me this lovely quote that she saw on a documentary last night and I […]

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November 23, 2009

The Internal Conflict, and How it conflicts Me Internally

I’ve done a post on internal conflict before, but it bears repeating. I give the whole subject a lot of thought, after all. As we all should, since getting it wrong seems to earn a lot of very talented writers some very fast rejection letters! I was fortunate that my own conflict issue has only […]

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November 12, 2009

Building Character

So, I’m starting a new MS and of course, this means I’m creating a new set of characters. Ideas always come to me a little bit differently, sometimes the characters come first, sometimes a scenario comes first. When the scenario comes first I tend to think ‘well, okay…what characters would have the most conflict with […]

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November 9, 2009

Revisions

I’ve mentioned in past posts that I consider revision letters to be little chunks of gold. And being the proud owner of three, count ’em, three, that pertain to the same manuscript, I’m starting to get an idea of some of the pitfalls we unpublished writers can fall into. So, I thought I would talk […]

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November 5, 2009

Alpha-betizing Your Hero!

Okay, image is kind of unrelated, I just love this cover*. But really, this guy is pretty hot, can you blame me? Ahem… When I received my first revision letter back on Oct. of ’08, for the partial MS I had submitted, one of the main things the editor wanted me to change was the […]

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October 9, 2009

Inspiration!

For me, inspiration can come from a lot of different things. A song that I connect with can establish the whole mood or concept of a manuscript, a movie with an element I want to tweak can do it too. Sometimes a character just pops into my head and their story just sort of fills […]

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October 4, 2009

Revisions, Revisions!

I’m a pro at revisions by now. Not so much at getting them done right the first time, or fifth time, but at receiving revision letters. And, as hard as it can be sometimes, it has been a valuable experience for me as a writer. I read that 80-90% of revision letters from publishers are […]

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October 2, 2009

The Journey to Publication…so far.

I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I’ve been writing short stories ever since I learned the fine art of writing dialogue when I was in the second grade. However, I had a serious aversion to finishing anything. There were countless beginnings and zero endings, because a part of me knew that if I ever […]

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