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The Fun of Research: #Travel & California Gold Country @LyndiLamont

March 16, 2017 by in category Research, The Romance Journey, Writing tagged as , , , , , , ,

One of the most enjoyable parts of researching a new book is when I get to travel to the location where the book is set. That’s the case with my latest release, Lily and the Gambler, a Western historical romance set in California’s Gold Country. Western romance is popular again right now, but most of […]

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Everyone Wants to Write a Book by Connie Vines

February 13, 2017 by in category Writing tagged as , , , ,

  Topic for February: Everybody wants to write a book, but most do not.  Writing is hard work. What got you started, and what helps you get through a complete story? How many times have you heard someone say, “Someday I’m going to write a book?” Many a time, I”m certain.  However, most do not. […]

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I’m a Bookaholic

December 20, 2016 by in category A Bit of Magic, Reading tagged as , , , ,

I am a confessed Bookaholic. For as long as I can remember I’ve cherished every opportunity to get lost within the pages of a good book. Nothing is sexier to me than the sound of cracking open the spine of a crusty hardback and nothing more enjoyable than being introduced to a character I never […]

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Creating the Bond of Friendship in Your Novel by Connie Vines

November 13, 2016 by in category Blogs tagged as , , , ,

Nearly every book I’ve read has a protagonist. And all of those protagonists were surrounded by several, if not a great many, friends. Within my own stories, my protagonists have quite a few friends. Among those friends, there are usually one or two, maybe three, friends that the protagonist is especially close to. One of […]

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The Ultimate Selfie: Making Videos by Jina Bacarr

October 11, 2016 by in category Jina’s Book Chat tagged as , , , , , , , ,

Sorbet for Your Writing — Making Videos from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo. I’ve been doing selfies for years and I especially love videos. So when fellow Kindle Scout winner, Fiona Quinn, asked me about making videos, I put together some info for her ThrillWriting Blogspot. Also, check out the fab posts about the interesting worlds […]

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A Day in the Life of a Writer via Twitter by Jina Bacarr

September 11, 2016 by in category Jina’s Book Chat tagged as , , , , , , , , ,

A friend recently asked me if I journal. Wow, a question that struck a cord in me. I haven’t kept a journal in years. I’ve got stacks of journals and diaries from high school, college, etc., but I spend so much writing stories, I stopped writing down my thoughts. Then I realized I do journal […]

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You Can Edit Your Own Work by Connie Vines

July 13, 2016 by in category Blogs tagged as , , , , , , ,

‘Do I really need to hire a professional editor?’ When you are busy writing your first draft, you can definitely edit your own work.  An editor is usually brought in only when you have a complete manuscript. Whether you’re at an early stage of writing your novel or you can’t afford to hire an editor at […]

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