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Cover reveal: Running Blind (Men of Steele #4)

Running Blind cover artYes! Kurt Steele finally gets his own book. Running Blind (Men of Steele #4) releases January 16, 2018, and is available now for preorder at Amazon, iBooks, and Kobo. For fun facts and an excerpt, check out the book page.

Description

Charter pilot Caitlyn Brevard’s sister disappeared while working undercover to expose human traffickers in the Caribbean. Four months later, Caitlyn has finally found her, but to infiltrate the captor’s inner circle and rescue Rose, she must appear at the man’s gala event with a fiancé she concocted to keep his lecherous son at bay. Can she convince Kurt Steele to forgive a past betrayal and play the doting groom-to-be?

Former special operator and wounded warrior Kurt can’t say no to a friend in need, especially not Caitlyn, who he can’t forget, no matter how hard he tries. But playing ardent fiancé to the woman who broke his heart—and still attracts him like no other—might just be more than he can bear. When their mission turns deadly, he and Caitlyn must risk everything to save Rose and get a second chance at a love worth dying for.

Scrivener 3 Fundamentals for Mac course is live

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My new course, Scrivener 3 Fundamentals for Mac is now live at ScrivenerClasses.com. For $39, this course provides the essential functions and features of Scrivener 3 that you need to get started writing. Valuable for plotters, pantsers/discovery writers, fiction and nonfiction, long or short stories, blogging, or whatever else you’re writing.

By the end of Scrivener 3 Fundamentals, you’ll be able to:

  • create and setup a project that works for your writing style or type of project.
  • rename and rearrange chapters, scenes, sections of your manuscript.
  • work with the Corkboard to plot or preview your manuscript’s structure.
  • find anything in your project.
  • backup your work and find/use a project backup.
  • compile to a Word document.
  • find help when you need it.

Includes:

  • 48 quick, step-by-step lessons
  • 15 instructional videos
  • Q&A with the instructor (either on the site or via private Facebook group)
  • 10 cheat/review sheets
  • progress chart to keep you on track

I’m moving this week, but I’ll be checking in at least once a day to answer student questions. Happy writing!

Moving to Los Angeles

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I won’t be hanging Christmas lights or putting up a tree this year because we’re moving to Los Angeles in less than two weeks! My husband got a great offer for a new job, so off we go. Lots to do for both work and selling the house in the next ten days, but we’re pretty experienced at this moving thing—and I’m always up for a new adventure, especially one that brings me close to the beach—so I’m excited!

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed our 18 months in Sacramento. It’s a great mid-sized city with lots of culture and things to do, and great weather most of the year. And I’ll miss my friends here. But I’m ready to explore LA, and get more beach time in my life, since we should be pretty close to the water.

It’s going to be a busy but fun month. I’ll have more news soon. Enjoy the season!

Thankful for you

illustration of autumn leaves wreath and lettering thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving. Even if you’re not celebrating, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for following and supporting me.

You cheer me on, cheer me up, and are just plain awesome people. I’m grateful for each and every one of you.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Scrivener 3 and a FREE mini-course

Scrivener 3 for Mac is here! To celebrate, I’ve created a free mini-course to help you transition from Scrivener 2 that covers what’s moved (with a downloadable table of menu commands), what’s changed, and what’s new.

In addition, I’ll be rolling out new Scrivener 3 for Mac courses over the next few weeks. I’m going to be taking a slightly different approach this time around, while offering the same style of teaching that you’ve told me you love. I hope you’ll check them out. To make sure you get notified when new classes are live, you can join my newsletter, follow this blog, or check ScrivenerClasses.com from time to time.

Windows users: There’s still good news. The Scrivener 3 for Windows public beta released today as well, and the full software is due next year. When the time comes, I’ll have classes for you too. 😉

Scrivener posts for NaNoWriMo

illustration of man at computer desk wearing headphonesIf you’re participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this year, good luck!

I’m mired in revisions and Scrivener course planning, so I’m skipping this year, but here are a few posts on Scrivener’s best features to help you reach 1667 words per day.

Scrivener and NaNoWriMo for the win

Get unleashed for NaNoWriMo with Scrivener for iOS

If you need more Scrivener help, I have over 60 blog posts on the subject.

You also might try dictating your words, and see what happens.

Happy November!