The Fictional Inauguration

Like much of America, I’m tuned into the Inauguration. No matter who is being sworn in as our new president, I make a point to watch. I love the traditions, and yes, the fashion and looks that surround everything. There’s also what I think is the author brain. What is this person thinking? What if that one did this gesture, or said this? What are they talking about at that…

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How to Become a (Romance) Author

How to Become a (Romance) Author by Julie Arduini This is part of my Fall Book Club discussion Tuesday nights, 8pm, EDT at http://facebook.com/JulieArduini/Author. I’m going through my first contemporary romance, ENTRUSTED, and also sharing writing tips and behind-the-scenes info on the characters, chapters, plot, and the Adirondack Mountains. I just started, so feel free to grab your copy and join me! Entrusted, from idea to tangible book, took twenty…

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Book Review: Writing and Selling the Great American Novel by Janice Thompson

When it comes to writing how-to books, I admit I start to gloss over when I hear there is a new one. I’m a voracious reader and I’ve read them. Of the stacks and stacks I’ve finished, only a few stand out as ones with new information and help I find amazing and worth telling others about. And Janice Thompson’s newest offering, Writing and Selling the Great American Novel is…

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