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Two Tips on Making Your Secondary Characters Count

When I started writing my first romance novel, getting 50 000 words down was intimidating. Because I didn’t know any better, I used whichever device I could think of to add to my word count. So, I wasn’t entirely surprised when feedback of my earlier works highlighted those devices as crutches (which they were). As it turned Read More

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Three Characteristics Your Alpha Male Has To Have

Alpha males are integral in romance novels. They’re the ones who makes your heart beat faster, your toes curl and your stomach flutter with excitement. These heroes can be quite difficult to write, but I’ve managed to pinpoint at least three characteristics your alpha male has to have. 1. Your Alpha has to be attractive Read More

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A Romance Writer’s Gratitude

This week the November issue of GLAMOUR SA came out… …and I was featured in it! Despite knowing about it beforehand (obviously), picking up the magazine and seeing myself in it was an experience. Not just because I was featured in it (though that is exciting), but because of why: My writing. It’s been five months since I heard Read More

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Behind the Scenes: Newbie Nerves

I’m still learning. In life, of course, but specifically in my writing career. I’ve spent a substantial amount of time researching the publishing industry. I read about the experiences of fellow authors and devour any tips an editor may post. I read about writing romance, about being a writer, about the entire publishing process. I Read More

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Ten Things I Will Laugh at When I’m a Best-Selling Author

1.       Assuming I’ll be a best-selling author 2.       Worrying about other authors’ opinions of me 3.       Worrying about whether my editor likes me – she probably does, right? (if not, add to contract) 4.       Social media (by now, I will have someone to guide me, and don’t have to worry about my posts getting no Read More