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Romance Love: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Single rose close up with text: A Positive Look at the Romance Genre

It’s often not easy to be a romance author, and the time around Valentine’s Day can be especially trying. A whole day (or week) focused on love and romance brings out all types of naysayers for the romance genre.

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February 14, 2019

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What Social Media Platforms Do You Use?

Close up of a purple butterfly with text: Social Butterfly? What Platforms Do You Use?

Every year, Dahlia Adler lists prompts on Instagram for writers to share about themselves, their work, and their life. I’ve been tempted to see what made the platform so popular, so this event was a good opportunity.

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February 12, 2019

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Happy New Year! Get a Fresh Start

Fireworks with text: Get a Fresh Start on Our Writing

With the New Year, I like the idea of fresh starts, so I’m sharing a tip from Twitter on how we can draft our story in a different font than usual to help us see everything with fresh eyes.

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January 1, 2019

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Creating Satisfying Endings without Clichés

Caution tape on a fence with text: Watch Out for Cliché Endings

A recent Twitter thread brought up problematic reader expectations with story endings. Can we find a balance between “fulfilling our story’s promise and our genre’s expectations” and avoiding a cliché ending?

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October 25, 2018

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Brainstorming Your Story? Proactively Avoid Issues

Foam head embedded with screws with text: Prevent Issues with a Brainstorming Check

After we finish brainstorming and start trying to assemble our ideas into a story, that’s the perfect point in our writing process to avoid major problems by questioning what story issues we might run into before we write too many words.

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September 20, 2018

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