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Last night I dreamed I was awakened on America’s Top Model by a 4am call to an impromptu modelling gig. I’d slept in my clothes, my hair was a mess, my breath probably worse, and we were leaving NOW. The girls and I had partied in our model’s apartment the night...read more
To Do a Conference or Not Do a Conference — Is That The Question? by Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane, Nied Darnell
There is a point in every writer’s life, I’m sure, when they wonder whether they should attend a writer’s conference. Many published writers never do and some published writers show up at more than one conference every year. In part, that’s for promotion purposes,...read more
There’s a rare breed of writers who can sit down and write a novel that’s both well written and applicable to its intended market in a single shot (plus a moderately painless round of revisions). I’ve heard about these mythical people and perhaps so have you. However,...read more
There are obviously many sub-genres in romance. Some of them focus on time periods, some focus on unique skills or circumstances of the hero or heroine, others focus on locations. There are lots of options. But across all of those sub-genre choices there is another...read more
In the beginning of a writing education, most people question if they are depicting what they perceive in the imagination and communicating clearly to a reader. Frankly, that concern should never go away. When you are worried about it you will pay attention to the...read more
The hero’s journey is high testosterone. We start in the ordinary world, but the inciting incident or first turning point is a blast of disaster that rocks the hero’s world and thrusts him into an adventure he may or may not have wanted. Tom Clancy and Mary...read more