Rebels, Rakes and Rogues: Top Picks from Romance Authors

I asked some popular Romance authors to help me explain why Alpha Heroes have become such perennial favorites among readers – including moi! Since I consider myself a thoroughly modern, independent female, I often wonder why my heart still…
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Spot Bad Writing Advice During a Romance Novel Critique

As an aspiring author, you may not recognize when you're receiving bad writing advice during a Romance novel critique. Not all "Beta Readers" are created equal—and that includes the published ones, who've landed a book contract with a Legacy…

Writing Solution Creates Happiness, Harvard Says

Want to succeed? Be happy? Increase your confidence? If you answered a resounding, “YES!,” then I have the world’s simplest solution for you – a solution that’s backed by a Scientific Study. Step 1: Buy a notebook. Step 2:…
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Romance Writing: 7 Questions Story Critiques Should Answer

Congratulations! You're ready to seek feedback for your Romance novel. Now you must decide what kind of feedback you're looking for: line edits or a global critique. A line edit is exactly what it sounds like: a line-by-line evaluation…
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10 Zingers for the (Rat-Fink) Book Editor Who Rejected Your Novel

Yes, fellow Romance writers, when it comes to writing novels and fuming about rejection letters, I can feel your pain. That’s why I created these 10 humorous zingers to take away the sting.  By the way: the inspiration for this post came…
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How to Choose the Right Beta Reader

Before I was published, I used to be an avid participant in four critique groups. My "writing buddies" kept me focused on my goals; they helped me brainstorm; and they showed me where my prose was confusing or weak. Critique groups (or "Beta…

Inspirational Writing: "The Invitation"

(Note from Adrienne: This piece of writing blows me away every time... Enjoy!) The Invitation By Oriah Mountain Dreamer   It doesn’t matter to me what you do for a living — I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare…