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Fun, sexy reads

Fun, sexy reads

Looking for fast-paced, sexy romantic suspense with military heroes? All books in the Men of Steele series 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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I could care less

I could care less about people misusing this statement, but unfortunately, I don’t. Using “could care less” instead of “couldn’t care less” has become one of my pet peeves, probably because I’m all about logic, and the first statement isn’t logical the way most people use it. If you could care less, then there’s still

Digging deep

Did you know that Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) have built sophisticated tunnels running under the border between Mexico and the US? The tunnels are reinforced or bored into rock, and often have electricity, phone service, and fresh air ventilation systems! An article about a tunnel discovered in 2006 sparked the idea for the opening

Interview without a vampire

I don’t have vampires in my books, but I do interview my characters these days. I haven’t been consistent about it, and I sometimes go back and change the answers when I get a better idea, bit I’m starting to really like the outcome. I recently reviewed an old interview with Steve Reyes (from my

Permission granted

When I go running, I usually set out with a goal for that run–say 35 minutes. Sometimes, when I’ve met that goal, I think, “Great, but it’d be even better if I went around the loop once more and made it 45.” Yes, my hips will thank me, and an extra ten minutes will not

Passive aggressive: the grammar post

Before I launch into a grammar diatribe, I have to announce that I passed the halfway point in my current WIP! Okay, back to the blog… The confusion over passive voice, the use of “was” and -“ing”, and the definition of showing versus telling has been bothering me for a while now. Yes, I’m a

Meme, myself & I

Christine tagged me on her blog, Digging out of Distraction, so I’m supposed to do this meme for you. What the heck is a meme you ask? I’m not too ashamed to say I had to look it up, so if you don’t know, click here and then come back. I don’t have anyone left

Too much

Guess which house belongs to the writer? In case you can’t read it, it says, “DITTO” with an arrow pointing to the electric wonderland. ūüôā If you haven’t seen it yet, check out The Twelve Tips on Queries (instead of the 12 Days of Christmas) on Janet Reid’s blog. It perfectly captures the angst of