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Fun, sexy reads

Fun, sexy reads

Looking for fast-paced, sexy romantic suspense with military heroes? The novels are connected but can stand alone. Find fun facts and excerpts on each book's page.

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Scrivener Training for Everyone

Scrivener Training for Everyone

Need help with Scrivener? I provide Scrivener training to individuals and groups all over the world through online courses, in-person workshops, and private training sessions.

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Resources for Writers and Scrivener Users

Resources for Writers and Scrivener Users

A great reference for new and experienced Scrivener users, a guide to software and apps that help with productivity, and essays on every facet of writing from the Writer Unboxed contributors.

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New Scrivener webinars

Exciting news! Over the next few months I’m launching a series of webinars to help you get better at Scrivener.

Each one is designed to take you from confused to comfortable—or comfortable to super-user, if that’s more your speed—in about an hour.

There’s no third-party group to join or give your information to; it’s just me.

Here’s the lineup:

Scrivener 3 for Mac

  • Jump-Start, Wednesday, November 16, 10am PT
  • Next-Level, Wednesday, December 7, 10am PT
  • Compile Ready, Wednesday, January 11, 10am PT

Scrivener 3 for Windows

  • Jump-Start, Thursday, November 17, 10am PT
  • Next-Level, Thursday, December 8, 10am PT
  • Compile Ready, Thursday, January 12, 10am PT

Each Zoom-based webinar includes:

  • 60-90 minutes of instruction, plus I’ll stick around for questions.
  • Access to the recording for 14 days after the event. So if you can’t make it live, or you want to review, no problem.
  • A handy cheat sheet.

Scrivener 3 Jump-Start ($99)

Slingshot up the learning curve with this webinar that will teach you what you need to start using Scrivener—or feel more comfortable with it—immediately. Are you barely getting by with Scrivener? Did you try to use Scrivener but found it overwhelming?

I can get you from cautious to comfortable. Whether you’re a plotter or a seat-of-the-pants writer, Scrivener can work for you. Give me about an hour and I’ll show you how.

Scrivener 3 Next-Level ($99)

Level up your Scrivener skills with all the fun bells and whistles and shiny features to keep you organized, track your word count, manage multiple storylines or points-of-view, keep research at your fingertips, and more. Whether you plot, or not, you’ll learn all the tips and tricks to customize Scrivener for your unique writing process.

Scrivener 3 Compile Ready ($129)

Learn how to export your Scrivener manuscript as a Word document, ebook, or PDF for print-on-demand. Whether you’re unpublished, traditionally published, or self-published, it’s good to know how to get your work out of Scrivener and into a nicely formatted file.

This webinar will teach you to create professionally formatted files for agents, editors, readers, and retailers.

Click a button below to view the available webinars and learn more.

I hope to see you on Zoom!

Frequently Asked Questions

Giveaway: 50 books and an e-reader

Today, I have a fun surprise for you.

I’ve teamed up with 50 fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of Romantic Suspense novels to 2 lucky winners!

Oh, and the Grand Prize winner gets a BRAND NEW e-reader. 😉

My latest novel BLIND TRUST is in there, plus books from great authors like Sharon Hamilton and Delilah Devlin.

Enter the giveaway by clicking here 👉🏻 https://www.booksweeps.com/giveaway/september22-win-a-bundle-of-romantic-suspense/.

Good luck and enjoy!

My new workshop for the OnConference

In October, I’m leading an interactive workshop at the Writer Unboxed OnConference called “Losing the Plot: Writing by the Seat of Your Pants.” It’s the workshop I’ve always wanted to see at a conference, and when I gave it at Pike’s Peak Writers in May, the feedback was excellent.

One attendee called it “group therapy for pantsers.” I’m not a therapist, but I agree. There’s value in feeling seen, and in an industry that pushes plotting really hard, those of us who don’t/can’t plot often feel like we’re in the minority or doing it wrong. Spoiler: we’re not!

I’m excited about the OnConference. Therese Walsh of Writer Unboxed has put together an incredible line-up of writers and industry folks, including literary agent and craft expert Donald Maass (teaching new material from his upcoming book), novelist and playwright Desmond Hall, and editor and authenticity reader Grace Wynter.

Not only that, but the format is different from the typical all-day cram fest. The sessions are spread out over several weeks—and recorded—so you don’t have to drop everything else in your life to attend. The platform is open 24/7 to allow writers to virtually hang out at tables, and even make their own tables by topic.

Sound good? Click the image below to check it out. Discounted early bird registration ends August 31st, so don’t delay if you plan to sign up!

Book rec for writers: The Heroine’s Journey

I’m not a plotter, but I still find it useful to study story structure and the craft of writing.

My latest foray into structure is The Heroine’s Journey by Gail Carriger. It’s an important counterpoint to the “hero’s journey” approach, and it’s not just for stories about or by women. Written in Carriger’s snarky, irreverent voice, it identifies the key elements of the heroine’s journey, gives examples of its uses in both myth and (some very) popular fiction/media, and discusses how to incorporate it into your own work.

Have you read it? If so, what'd you think? Do you find books on story structure helpful?

Last chance for 10 free RS novels

Don’t forget that the FREE Dangerous Touch anthology, with 10 full-length romantic suspense novels, is only around for a few more days.

Once May ends, so does this deal!

So, if you’re looking for some great books to kick off the long weekend, or get your summer reading off to a good start, don’t miss out.

Download DANGEROUS TOUCH from your favorite retailer today.

AMAZON
APPLE
KOBO
GOOGLE PLAY
NOOK

Many titles—including mine—have never been free before.

DANGEROUS TOUCH includes:
COLD BLOODED by Toni Anderson
FIRESTORM by Rachel Grant 
PROTECTING HIS WITNESS by Amy Gamet
HAN: HER RUTHLESS MISTAKE by Theodora Taylor
RUNNING BLIND by Gwen Hernandez
STIFF DRINK by Blair Babylon
DEEP AS THE DEAD by Kylie Brant
SIMON SAYS… HIDE by Dale Mayer
DIVERTED by Lori Matthews
FIRST DO NO EVIL by Carey Baldwin

Free only in May! Download now and start your weekend off right.