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Why I don’t write romance

  I was an avid reader growing up. So much so, I still call myself a fan of books, despite the fact I haven't read one in almost a year- but that's another story. If there was one thing I remember most about reading - especially YA- is the romance. It's sort of a staple… Continue reading Why I don’t write romance

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The problem with plot bunnies

It's one of the curses all writers dread. The inevitable attack of the plot bunnies. Ideas can come out of nowhere. From overhearing a conversation, from seeing a really inspirational photo, from talking to your kids about bees. Thanks kids. Concentrating as a writer is hard enough. With the stress of writing something decent, deadlines,… Continue reading The problem with plot bunnies

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Working with beta readers #4 Beta etiquette for all involved

This week, I wanted to talk about perhaps the most important part of working with beta readers- etiquette. For writers, beta readers are among the first people to read their completed novel. There's a lot of trust involved, from both parties. And it's important to keep up an open line of communication from beginning to… Continue reading Working with beta readers #4 Beta etiquette for all involved

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Working with beta readers #3 Dealing with feedback

Welcome back, to Working with beta readers. I've already covered the hows and the why's of having a beta reader, and how to prepare you manuscript and your betas for the session. This week, we're going to talk about how to deal with feedback.   Preparing yourself Writers have to have a thick skin. Unfortunately,… Continue reading Working with beta readers #3 Dealing with feedback