Category: Blog

Query Without Fear!

It’s 2020 and I have no excuse to avoid the dreaded querying process. But why is it “dreaded” for most writers? It’s simple. It’s all about fear of rejection! That’s why I procrastinated in 2019,..

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On Music as a Muse

On Music as a Muse

How do I get into writing a scene for any of my three books – Playing Jane, Being Jane or For Position Only? I use music. Music is the singular inspiration for all my writing…

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Do You Write What You Know?

Some people naturally write about what they know. Others challenge themselves by writing about something they know nothing about and must do extensive research – like my friend Lori J. Swick, who writes historical fiction…

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Writing – The Eternal Escape

I’m writing this blog today because I’ve seen many of my friends in the #WritingCommunity post that they are feeling creatively drained because of real life challenges. Let’s face it, we all have them. I..

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Who Would You Cast in Your Novel?

  I often think of who I would cast in my novel world if there were an unlimited budget. It is a delicious concept and provides for endless fun. Imagine your protagonist, antagonist and all..

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Have You Written the Opposite Sex?

At one time, I couldn’t imagine writing a man – especially a sexist, elitist, CEO protagonist. But I did! It was a process, though. It took me quite a while to catch his voice. My..

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Everything Happens in the Office

Everything happens in the office – just ask Jane Mercer and her friends within the imaginary universe of my three novels! I find the office one of the most fascinating hubs because people with office..

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Ever Made a Villain Lovable?

Have you ever written a villain and then turned he/she into a lovable person? I used to think – once a villain, always a villain. No story is complete without at least one villain –..

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Who’s Talking Now?

#writing community: I’ve found when writing dialogue that it’s so important to know your characters backwards and forwards. Most writers I know develop full bios on each of their characters so they have a reference..

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