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  • Six Romance Heroines Over Forty

    **This post contains affiliate links that I could make commission off of. All opinions are my own.** Not too long ago, I read Jennifer Crusie’s Anyone But You, which features an over-forty heroine and her thirty-year-old love interest. Before that time, I’d always preferred the…

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  • The Mom-Author: Balancing Writing and Mothering

      I have never, not once in my life, not ever, been one of those people. You know who I’m talking about. The chipper, showered, and put together neighbor pulling out of the driveway with her four kids on a weekend morning at seven. The lady…

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  • The Taming Of The Muse

    “Soooo, when is your next book coming out?” Authors both love and hate this question. If you have a release coming up, then you can gush and talk about all of the good stuff like cover reveals and blog tours and whatnot. But if you…

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  • Tips For Authors Attending Their First Ever Signing

    Do Your Research Before you agree do go to a signing…before one penny is deposited, ask around about the event. Ask how many years they have been hosting them, ask for a list of authors who went, and check in with those authors. If any…

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  • Journaling: An Exercise In Gratitude

    On June 21 of this year, I must have read an article or saw a comment on social media, maybe a friend said something about my self-deprecating demeanor that made something click, but on that day, I began a gratitude journal. I dug out an…

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  • Resource of the Week: Making A Literary Life

    In her book, Making a Literary Life, the author, Carolyn See, tells us to do two things above all else to achieve a ‘literary life.’ Write a 1000 words a day, (or 2 hours of editing) 5 days a week for the rest of your…

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  • Interview with Anne Britting Oleson

    I met our next author while earning my master’s degree at the University of Maine at Orono. Anne had the pleasure, or misfortune, of sitting next to me one fateful day. We became fast friends. Her writing style was something I hoped to aspire to.…

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  • Adventures in Writing in Public

    I always bring my laptop with me pretty much wherever I go. I write everywhere. In the car, waiting on kids to get out of school, in waiting rooms when I take someone in my family to one of their many appointments or the hospital.…

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