Tag: #amwriting

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Writing a Series Backwards

Did you know I’m writing my two dragon shifter series backwards? I never would have thought so before trying this crazy experiment, but writing backwards has its advantages. Let me back up and explain… The Rogue King is the first book in my Inferno Rising series, and that series is a crossover from my Fire’s Edge series. Where Fire’s Edge features the dragon shifter Enforcers … Read More Writing a Series Backwards

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Game of Thrones: Lessons for Writers

You know I couldn’t not comment on #GameOfThrones now that it’s ended. And, no matter what I think of the ending itself, I have to say that the writing on this show has been phenomenal. Otherwise, people wouldn’t have tuned in in droves and obsessed over what they thought would happen. Most of that is due to the fantastic material George R. R. Martin … Read More Game of Thrones: Lessons for Writers

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My Contest Experiences

So… I have to admit that my enjoyment (perhaps it could be termed an addiction) to writing contests started at a young age. When I was 9 years old, I won a writing contest in my school district for an essay about Abraham Lincoln. What? Someone thinks I’m a good writer? Well, then, I must be. Ever since then, I’ve been hooked.

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Holidays or Traditions in World Building

Today is February 2nd. You know what that means. Groundhog Day! Every year, my husband is so excited to get to rewatch the cult classic movie. That’s our Groundhog Day tradition. Maybe one year we’ll actually go to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to experience the day in style and in person. Anyway,

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Worst Writing Advice I Ever Got

Worst writing advice I ever got? Honestly, this is a hard question because if someone is giving it as advice, it’s because that tip worked for them, or is a standard for most, if not all, writers. For me, just like in most life situations, there is no BAD advice. There is advice that is given with bad intentions, or without all the information, … Read More Worst Writing Advice I Ever Got

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Epilogue or Not? | #MFRW Author Challenge

Epilogues are another of my favorite tools as a romance writer. I don’t feel they are necessary or even as helpful for many other forms of fiction. However, with romance, they are almost a must in my opinion. According to Writer’s Digest there are six common uses for epilogues:

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Writing Rituals | #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge

This week we’re talking about writing rituals in the blog challenge. The thing is… I don’t think I have one I use consistently. I don’t rub a statue or blow kisses to the writing gods or open things in a certain order. I don’t have lucky socks or have to talk to my mom before I start or anything like that. What I do … Read More Writing Rituals | #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge

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Best (Recent) Writer Advice… #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge

Isn’t it funny how the right advice comes along just when you need it? Kind of like when you learn a word you’d never heard before, and suddenly you hear it everywhere? There are piles of advice I’ve received over the years as a writer that I could list here. But if I did, I’d be here for days. Instead, how about I share the … Read More Best (Recent) Writer Advice… #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge

When I’m Not Writing… #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge

I would love to say that when I’m not writing I have a life. But that would be a lie. Sort of. I have my wonderful family, so frequently any time not spent on writing/books in some form or fashion is spent with them. My kids are at that stage where it’s constant activities, homework, and friends. Less “Mom Time” these days, because–let’s face … Read More When I’m Not Writing… #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge