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When the Passion Fades (aka, when authors fall out of love with their characters)

I’m going to let readers in on another little secret about authors… Sometimes, writers fall out of love with their characters. Much like a real life romance, things authors used to love about certain characters can often become a-n-n-o-y-i-n-g. Especially for … Continue reading

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The Challenging Art of the Book Blurb

Most of my blog posts are for my readers and fans and folks who just like to see what I’m up to. Today’s blog is more for the writers out there, but I’m certainly not going to turn you away … Continue reading

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What It’s (Really) Like to Date (or Marry) an Author

Authors are a different breed. We see life differently. Experience life differently. Live life differently. And if you’re one of the lucky ones to either date an author or be married to one, there are a few things you should know. … Continue reading

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Secrets Readers Don’t Know about Authors

A lot goes on behind the scenes in getting a book published. Stuff that readers don’t know and probably don’t need to know. Because, let’s face it, all a reader cares about is a story that takes them out of … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of an Author (well, this one anyway)

The day in the life of an author: what this author *wants* her day to be like, and what it’s *really* like. Continue reading

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Tested Advice for Life…And Writing

Every now and then I find a gem when I scour the Internet. Today, I discovered a fabulous post from JA Konrath, giving us a few reminders about how to keep perspective in life–and in writing. “This post goes out to … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Success as a Self-Published Author — great insights

I came across a blog today that talks about tips for success as a self-published author. It was a great refresher for me. Even though nothing on the list is new, it does offer a good reminder of what self-published authors … Continue reading

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