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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…