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Kendra C. Highley, Author of THE PERFECTLY IMPERFECT MATCH (Suttonville Sentinels #3) Talks About the Best and Worst Writing Advice She Ever Got (with a giveaway!)

The best (and/or worst!) writing advice I ever got was… When you’re new to writing and joining critique groups to improve your craft, the advice flows like milk and honey. For any parents out there, it’s a lot like when you have a new baby and experienced parents can’t wait to share their wisdom. The hard part in either case is knowing what works and what doesn’t. The best piece(s) of advice I received when I was starting out were: Read in your genre, and don’t quit. Both of those things are hard, believe it or not. I was an…

C.D. Bell, Author of WEREGIRL, Tells Us, “There is No ‘I’ in Wolf”

There is no “I” in Wolf By C.D. Bell, author of Weregirl Reading Weregirl, most people don’t know that it wasn’t written by a single author, but by a team of writers and editors working at the Vermont publisher Chooseco. “How does that work?” my writer friends ask. Skeptically. Most assume that writing is an activity best conducted in solitary confinement. At the base of this belief is the idea that multiple voices will muddy the purity of intention that only a solitary writer can achieve. Nothing is more dreadful, the thinking goes, than what is created “by committee.” But after…

Kate SeRine, Author of SAFE FROM HARM (Protect & Serve #2), Talks About Staying True to Each Dawson Brother’s “Voice” (with a giveaway!)

Loved it! Check out my review here. How do you stay true to each brother’s voice? Do you have a mood board or trick you use to get inside each brother’s head? I set up a music playlist that’s chosen specifically to represent that brother’s personality as well as the tone of the plot, the nature of the relationship between the main characters, etc. They’re usually pretty extensive, consisting of a few dozen songs. Music is a huge part of my writing process, so when it’s time to immerse myself in that brother’s story, I have an entire soundtrack. 🙂…

Shannon Lee Alexander, Author of LIFE AFTER JULIET, Offers Camp “NaNoReMo” Advice!

In case you missed it, I reviewed Shannon’s LIFE AFTER JULIET here! (Spoiler alert–SO GOOD!)   Hello, Campers! It’s Camp NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) time! Anyone ever thought about writing a novel in a month? No? Me either. Some people can be creative under pressure, but I don’t work that way. My creativity shuts down in a big hurry when I’m being pushed to create. Now, if it were Camp NaNoReMo (National Novel Revision Month), then I’d be totally game. I’d be the first one sitting around that campfire singing Kumbaya! We could sit around roasting marshmallows and feeding the…

Author Charis Michaels Tells How THE VIRGIN AND THE VISCOUNT Got Its Name (with a giveaway!)

Crafting a Book Title with a Title:  How The Virgin and the Viscount Got Its Name The Virgin and the Viscount was the very first romance manuscript I ever wrote, way back in 2004, twelve years before it would reach the hands of readers. Back then, it had a working title of A Proper Scandal. Back then, it was not connected to another book like it is now. Back then it was double the word count. After I finished the first draft, it languished with its old title and original length until I was able to revise it into my Bachelor…

Katee Robert, Author of FOOLPROOF LOVE (Foolproof Love #1), Shares Her Best (and Worst!) Writing Advice (with a New Release Review and Giveaway!)

The best (and/or worst!) writing advice I ever got was… Writing advice is one of those things that is always around. You see memes, hear advice in writing panels, and read countless blog posts. Even years into this career, I still like checking out the newest writing advice, because you never know what will stick. That said, the one that is constantly making the rounds is the very same writing advice that is the worst I’ve ever had. Write what you know. So many people take this as meaning that they can only write stories like ones they’ve lived through, can only write…

New Release Review and Giveaway! THE OFFICIAL ESSEX SISTERS COMPANION GUIDE by Eloisa James and Jody Gayle

Enter to Win a Print Bundle of the Essex Sisters Series, including,  Much Ado About You, Kiss Me, Annabel, The Taming of the Duke and Pleasure for Pleasure.  THE OFFICIAL ESSEX SISTERS COMPANION GUIDE Eloisa James & Jody Gayle Releasing May 24th, 2016 Avon Impulse This is a book no Eloisa James fan should miss! Eloisa revisits the scintillating world of the Essex Sisters with “A Midsummer Night’s Disgrace,” a new story featuring a young lady, Cece, who would rather ruin her own reputation than endure further speculation about whether her children will be “silly,” like her brother, Billy. Happily for fans of Pleasure for Pleasure,…

Barbie Bohrman, Author of SOMETHING MORE THAN THIS, Talks All Things Writing (with a giveaway!)

 Enter to Win a $25.00 Amazon eGift Card  and a Kindle Fire HD 6″ Barbie Bohrmna Talks All Things Writing What inspired me to write Something More Than This? The main inspiration for this story was my very first crush growing up. Without naming names and going into too many details, there was a boy who lived around the corner from me who I thought was the greatest thing since sliced bread. He never knew until it was too late how I felt about him. And when he found out, I was so nervous about it that I actually threw…

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