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Revamping my website and bringing you goodies
July 9, 2018
Musings
After months of silence, and lots of work behind the scenes, it’s finally here — my brand new, really shiny, beautiful and functional website! To all those who continued to poke their heads in every now and again, thanks for your continued patience. Your support means the world, and I plan on being much, much ...
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Tips for writing a query letter for your romance novel
July 7, 2018
GoDaddy Garage
Welcome to the third and final installment of our romance writer series! Now that you’ve got a grip on the basics and spent time drafting and editing your novel, it’s time to talk next steps. If you’re looking at traditional publishing, then that means writing a query letter. A query letter is a short look ...
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How to write a romance novel — Laying the groundwork ahead of time
July 3, 2018
GoDaddy Garage
When I first started writing, I knew nothing about how to write a romance novel. I’d sit in front of my computer, typing out pages the moment an idea flooded my mind, and slam back caffeine as days bled into weeks. Now, I do things a little bit differently when writing a romance novel (I still rely heavily on ca...
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Romance series: Plotting a standalone series vs. a sequence series
June 26, 2018
All The Kissing
I’m a hardcore binger. TV, movies, books—you name it. And when I’ve caught up to a show that’s still airing in real-time, I throw a fit. I want the whole story, and I want it now! Yes, it's a tantrum worthy of a toddler. It’s why I only try to watch anime that’s already completed (damn you, Fairy Tail,...
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Receiving feedback — When to accept and ignore criticism
June 25, 2018
All The Kissing
Whether you’re just starting out as a romance writer or you’re already a best-selling novelist, criticism still has the potential to sting. No matter how many books you’ve penned, receiving feedback can be a bit daunting. How do you know when someone is being too harsh? Or, on the other hand, when you need t...
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7 different types of romance subgenres
June 24, 2018
All The Kissing
Whether you’re first getting started as a romance writer or if you’re just plain unfamiliar with the genre, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the different types of romance. From contemporary to fantasy there’s a plethora of options, and each one has specific characteristics or expectations. And while we...
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Signing with Cate Hart of Corvisiero Literary Agency
September 20, 2017
Querying Advice
The day has finally come for me to announce that I have an agent! As of Sept.19, 2017, I am now officially represented by Cate Hart of Corvisiero Literary Agency — and I couldn't be happier. From the moment we chatted on the phone about DANGEROUS BEASTS, the MS in question, I knew my book was in good hands. Her...
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Tips and tidbits from an online writing contest junkie
August 2, 2017
Drafting & Editing
It's been a hot minute since my last post. Between tying the knot and an extended European honeymoon, I haven't had much time to devote to my blog. My sincerest apologies! When I did have time to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), I focused my efforts on my current MS or Twitter contests. So to get back in...
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Similes and metaphors in writing
December 16, 2016
Drafting & Editing
Welcome back to my third installment of the revision series where I share tips and tricks I learned during my time in #PitchWars! Last week, we talked about filler and filter words, so if you need a refresher, be sure to check it out. Today, we're going to cover similes and metaphors in writing. Mainly, when to u...
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