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Old movies have always been a favorite of mine. From the time I was ten years old and watching the late show on one of the few television channels we received in rural Colorado. Every Saturday night the late movie started at 10:30 and usually ended around 12. My...read more
You’ve probably all heard the writing term “saggy middle,” which refers to the middle part of a story that is particularly susceptible to stalling and the momentum fizzling, both for the writer while writing it and the reader while reading it. Even if you haven’t...read more
Starting the Week of July 29 Old Friends—Make Your Characters Memorable with Kathy Otten Behind the Scenes: The Research Before the Book with Jacqui Jacoby DIY Book Tours with Ines Johnson Starting the Week of August 5 Submissions that Sell! with Laura Drake...read more
As an ESL teacher, who teaches grammar every day, and an author of several books, I believed I knew my grammar inside out. When I wrote the romantic comedy, The Hockey Player & the Angel, I had several of my English teacher associates read it for grammar. It came...read more
In the wake of the United States National Women’s Soccer Team’s fourth World Cup win today, I want to talk about goals. No, not the kind that Rapinoe & Lavelle shoved into the back of the net in the second half, although those were like sweet iced tea on a hot...read more
Do you know what keeps you hooked when you’re reading your favorite romance novel? Most writers don’t. Why editors say ‘no’ I read a lot of manuscripts every month – manuscripts by writers just like you and me, who are seeking a publishing deal. I don’t get to...read more