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Quotes to Get You Inspired….

I love great quotes… sometimes, when you need a little push, a reminder or a not-so-gentle shove off the cliff, they can come in quite handy.  Here’s a handful of quotes to get you inspired…   “Accept responsibility for your…

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The Happy Soap Couple Curse… for Writers?

Every soap fan knows that as soon as their favorite couple meets that long-anticipated togetherness, it usually spells back burner status and being trotted out every so often to show how happy they are now that they’ve overcome all those…

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A wonderful Keynote speech by Stephanie Laurens

For those of you unable to attend the RWA conference in Anaheim last week, it was an incredible mix of speeches, workshops, fun with friends and as always, a kick in the butt that reminds me why I love to…

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What It Means To Be a Writer…

Thanks for the amazing Carly Phillips who posted this article on her Facebook for us all to read, I found this article: What It Means to be a Full-Time Writer by Kristina Wright. It’s an honest, blunt look at what…

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Writing the Story You Want to Write

There are a million ways we’ve heard this..write what you know, write from your heart, write your story, write what you want to write… but how often does that statement come with an “Ah-ha” moment?  When someone says, “Write the…

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

If you’re a writer, I’d bet a bazillion dollars (okay, maybe just a bazillion good thoughts) that you’ve been asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” And since in the last three days, I’ve had a couple of ideas pop…

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Naughty or Nice…

When it comes to making my blog posts these last weeks, I’m definitely on the naughty list this month.   However, I do have the pleasure of doing something nice and revealing the winner of the autographed book by NY Times…

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Hidden Treasure

Writing is a solitary business. How many times have we heard that phrase or something similar?  It’s true.  But it’s not.  If we don’t have a writing partner (and the majority of us don’t), creating the books we create is…

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Those very first words you wrote…

In reading Lavada’s post from last week, it made me think about the days before I succumbed to the computer. Yes, I’m probably dating myself here, but I grew up in the world where computers existed really only on Star…

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