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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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February 5, 2017 by in category Pink Pad tagged as , , ,

Have you ever been too tired to think or create? That’s how I feel right now, but unfortunately, I can’t relax. Or rather, I tried to take a little time off from writing and creating, but my mind refuses to cooperate. After the full writing year, I had last year, I figured I’d take some […]

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Zero Calorie Writing

January 20, 2017 by in category A Bit of Magic, Writing tagged as , , ,

So if you’ve read any of my books, you may have noticed that my characters all drink Hazelnut coffee and eat danish, donuts, cinnamon rolls, etc. – almost every day. Oh and they never gain a pound! So here’s the thing – I love anything from a bakery, but I’ve been really trying to cut […]

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Books That Helped Me Start Writing Again #amwriting

July 17, 2016 by in category The Romance Journey tagged as , , ,

I’m finally writing again after a long hiatus, thanks to the wonderful Speed Writing class I took this year, taught by M.M. Pollard. Here are three of the books that helped me to get back on track. The 8-Minute Writing Habit: Create a Consistent Writing Habit That Works With Your Busy Lifestyle (Growth Hacking For […]

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Opening Doors to the Past

May 8, 2016 by in category Blogs tagged as , , ,

The Importance of Doing Research When Writing a NovelbyCindy Vallar Cara Clarke once wrote, “If you don’t want to do research, perhaps you should think twice about writing historical fiction.” While fiction requires some research, historical fiction, and historical romance require an author to recreate the time, the place, and the social and political mores […]

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April’s OCCRWA Online Class: Inside the Psychic Character’s Mind with Mary O’Gara

April 4, 2016 by in category Blogs tagged as , , ,

About the Class: Highly intuitive and psychic characters may seem to live a charmed life, but that’s an illusion you must dispel for your readers. In this workshop, we’ll delve into the minds of psychics with four forms of giftedness based on biology. We all have these gifts, but our ability to use them depends […]

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Who Wants to Be a More Productive Writer?

March 8, 2016 by in category Blogs tagged as , , , ,

By MM Pollard, the MM in Workshops with MM,Certified copy editor, Editor, Black Velvet Seductions I think I can safely assume that all writers want to be more productive. If you happen to be one who doesn’t, then feel free to click close now. Okay, so most of you stayed. How did I know that […]

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