Monthly Archives: May 2011

Benefits of Joining Romance Writers of America

Because I’m an inspirational romance writer who is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers as well as Romance Writers of America┬«, I’ve been asked a number of times why I belong to both organizations. Other inspy romance writers … Continue reading

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One Surefire Way to Increase Your Productivity

Would you like to get more done in the time you have available? Who wouldn’t? Over the past few days I’ve been editing my critique partner’s latest book, thirty action-packed chapters with characters I love. Reading for Jody Hedlund is … Continue reading

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Critique Feedback: Accentuate the Positives

Your email program boinks, your critique partner’s name appears in your in-box, and your stomach does a somersault. This is the file you’ve been waiting for, one that includes her feedback on your work-in-progress. With a trembling finger you open … Continue reading

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One Adjective Writers Ought to Avoid

What adjective do writers use that gets my hackles up? Aspiring. Really? you might ask. What’s her problem? you might think. The word itself is a fine one, meaning to direct one’s hopes or ambitions toward achieving something. I’m all … Continue reading

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A Simple Solution to Writer’s Block

“There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.” ~Terry Pratchett Amy J. Romine (@IWrite) shared this quotation on Twitter recently. I read it and cracked up. Why? I’m a native Californian … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey: My Latest Addiction

Tweets about Downton Abbey flooded Twitter this past year, and I felt like I was missing out on something awesome. So, when my hubby and I finished watching every episode of Bones, Castle, and The Mentalist that Netflix has at … Continue reading

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Choosing a Blog Log-line

I spent the week immersed in my first online course, Becoming a Brand: Using Social Media to Become a Household Name with instructor Kristen Lamb, offered by the Long Island Romance Writers. After five days and around 700 messages on … Continue reading

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