Getting Inside the Romantic Hero’s Head—Part III

How do you know what a character is like inside? Sometimes, we can see into their persona by looking at their quirks, their interests, and passion. Personality quirks can reveal a character’s personality by showing us a side of themselves not many others see. Click to Tweet #InsideHerosHead #donnalhsmith #writingromance101

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Freedom’s Fireworks for July—Part III

As we celebrate freedom this month, I’ve talked about things to be free from something. Now, I want to shift that focus to freedom to. Back in the 60s, the Beatles had many songs about “love.” But that’s not what I’m going to be talking about. Yes, we need love, but we need to be free to love. The Bible says, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” #FreedomsFireworks4July #donnalhsmith #IndependenceDayJuly4 #Free2Love

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More Good News for Meghan’s Choice

Last week, we learned that Meghan’s Choice made the finals of a very prestigious writing contest — the Will Rogers Medallion Award. #MeghansChoice #WillRogersMedallionAward #BRMCWC #SelahAwards

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Getting Inside the Romantic Hero’s Head—Part III

Have you ever wondered what the opposite sex is thinking while you’re thinking? Men, as a rule, think in fewer words, phrases, emotions, than women generally do. The key to dialogue in romance writing is to keep it natural and consistent. Click to Tweet #InsideHerosHead #donnalhsmith #writingromance101

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Freedom’s Fireworks for July—Part II

Last week we talked about freedom from fear. This week –– freedom from crippling doubts. Synonyms of doubt: hesitation, reservation, uncertainty, misgiving, and mistrust. Doubts can harden our hearts. #FreedomsFireworks4July #donnalhsmith #IndependenceDayJuly4 #DoubtYourDoubts #KerriAdamic

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Getting Inside the Romantic Hero’s Head—Part II

In our romance we’re writing, we’ve sketched out the two main characters, Tovah and Judah. Tovah is a rabbi. Judah is the CEO of a multi-national family-owned corporation. The male POV in a romance escalates the romantic tension with the heroine. Click to Tweet #InsideHerosHead #donnalhsmith #almostanauthor #writingromance101

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Freedom’s Fireworks for July—Part I

Tomorrow, we in the United States celebrate our Independence Day. Citizens of the U.S. observe our freedom from England when we declared our independence on July 4, 1776. Firecrackers, fireworks, and sparklers all simulate the war of independence. But physical freedom isn’t all there is. We can have emotional and spiritual freedom, too. Each Tuesday this month, we’ll focus on some aspect of emotional and spiritual freedom. #FreedomsFireworks4July #donnalhsmith #IndependenceDayJuly4

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