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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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The pirate and the pack rat

Today’s blog is also showing at: http://romancemagicians.blogspot.com/2009/12/pirate-and-pack-rat.html. In my non-writing life, I’m not a pack rat, I’m a purger. I have a Goodwill donations bag going at all times, and I relentlessly thin the morass on a regular basis. I will admit that moving frequently helps. No place for that thingamabob in the new house?

Judge Dread

Until recently, I dreaded being a contest judge. However, once I earned my PRO¹ status, I sucked it up to help my chapter with the Linda Howard Award of Excellence. We had the happy misfortune of more entries than expected, and not enough judges. What I didn’t expect was how much I’d learn from the

Knocking down blocks

Yesterday I hit a block. I tried repeatedly to start a scene, and just couldn’t make it happen. My people (characters) thought the scene was boring and they wanted nothing to do with it. They were right. What finally pulled me out of my state of stumped was Shirley Jump‘s Rule of Six. I’m taking

A Serial Committer

I’m a serial committer. Like Einstein, but without the astounding genius. What the heck is that, you ask? A serial committer is someone who gives themselves completely to what they’re working on…until they move on to something else. Basically, it means I function best in a project-oriented environment. I realized this about myself fairly early

This Blog Needs a Man-Eating Jellyfish

Jane Austen and creatures from the deep? Hmm. I have family in town, but here’s a fun article from the author of “Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters”, Ben H. Winters. This Scene Could Really Use a Man-Eating Jellyfish How I wrote Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. By Ben H. Winters — The Daily

Writing on the run

By nature, I’m stuck in a chair all day in front of the computer, or brainstorming on paper, but the irony is that some of my best ideas come while I’m in motion. If I’m stuck on a scene, or struggling for new ideas, I’ve found the best way to open my brain is to