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Character Flaw(less)

February 16, 2017 by in category The Write Life tagged as ,

  Recently we celebrate my oldest son and my husband’s birthdays. They are a day apart, much to the chagrin of my husband. Thirty-two years ago he brought home the biggest, spiciest burrito he could find in the hopes of jumpstarting labor so that our son would share his birthday. Needless to say, the burrito […]

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Indie Doesn’t Mean Independent

January 15, 2017 by in category The Write Life, Writing: It's a Business tagged as ,

Just before Christmas, a new author asked me how she might get more exposure. I’m sure she was waiting for some social media insights or advertising suggestions. Instead, I introduced her to Marianne Donley, one of my first writing friends. Thirty-two years ago I published my first novel with Harlequin and joined RWA. The women […]

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Heck Yeah! Lawyers are so Appealing

September 15, 2011 by in category The Write Life tagged as , , , , ,

By Rebecca Forster If you are a lawyer, a judge, a clerk, a bailiff, I love you. Really, I do. And so do millions of fiction readers. They can’t get enough of you, in and out of the courtroom. In my book* you are exciting, intelligent, mysterious, courageous, resourceful, thoughtful, witty, well-spoken and you are […]

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Heck Yeah! Writing Together Can Be….Fun?

August 15, 2011 by in category The Write Life tagged as , , , , , ,

by Rebecca Forster  I went to a movie I had been excited to see and was sorely disappointed. The story was thin, the plot holes deep and characterization shallow. When I saw four writers credited for the script, I realized why the movie never gelled. Odd slices of brilliance had flashed and fizzled in a […]

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Oh Heck! E-rotica or E-romance?

June 15, 2011 by in category The Write Life tagged as , , , ,

by Rebecca Forster Oh, that word erotica. Written, it looks naked and naughty; spoken it sounds enticing and exciting. Close your eyes and – well, only you know what images it conjures up. Which brings us to the topic of the day: When it comes to sexy books, where do both reader and writer draw […]

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Heck Yeah! E-Covers That Seduce & Sell

April 15, 2011 by in category The Write Life tagged as , , ,

 See all my covers at: by Rebecca Forster I doubt this will come as a surprise, but ‘pretty’ sells. So does intriguing, shocking, soothing and sexy. That’s why I spent the last three weeks sweating over cover designs for my backlist romances (all of which I hope you’ll check out for your E-reader) […]

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POKING DEAD THINGS: Confessions of a Romantically Challenged Author

February 15, 2011 by in category The Write Life tagged as , , , , , ,

Rebecca Forster A dear friend sent me a T-shirt for Christmas that declares, “I love poetry, long walks on the beach and poking dead things with a stick”. I adore that shirt beyond reason because it so totally captures my outlook on romance. Poetry is okay if it rhythms, beach walks are good if […]

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