publishing, romance, Writing

Announcing: Rose’s Redemption Release

The Kindle version of Rose’s Redemption is now available from Amazon. You can also pre-order the paperback version here on this website. Once the paperback has become available, we’ll be glad to sign and ship your paperback to you.

The fun part about being an Indie author is that you never know exactly when your book will go live. It’s not like traditional publishing houses that reserve time with their “printer.”

My two novels, Meghan’s Choice and Rose’s Redemption are published through a special Amazon program called White Glove. It’s agent-assisted self-publishing. I do all the basic choosing of photos and templates, and the literary agency I’m signed with makes sure it really looks good. Sometimes that calls for a slightly different picture or font style, to ensure the book will look it’s absolute best!

I’m thankful that the agency/publisher is doing all the “dirty” work for my first three publications. I know that my book doesn’t look self-published, and that makes me very happy.

Here’s the Amazon link.  If you’d like to order it from me, click here.

To learn more about this book, click here.

A final note…when you finish reading Rose’s Redemption, we ask that you leave a review on Amazon. That helps authors. Thank you.

Plotting, romance, Writing, Writing Romance

The Romance Plot — Part III

When did you know you “fell in love?” Both lead characters need to do it. #WritingRomance101 @donnalhsmith @a3writers #TheRomancePlot Click to Tweet

To review: In our contemporary romance, Tovah has rejection issues, and Judah is a beta male who’s hiding something. They met at synagogue when Tovah’s homily papers flew right at Judah’s feet. She found him so attractive, she stuttered. Very unlike her, because she is usually an accomplished public speaker.

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romance, Writing, Writing Romance

The Romance Plot – Part I

Our little romance we’re writing, tentatively called, “Romancing the Rabbi,” has two lead characters and we’ve learned a few things about them in the previous months. The storyline of a romance IS the romance. But what little plot points along the way are important to note? Click to Tweet #WritingRomance101 #donnalhsmith #almostanauthor #TheRomancePlot

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building characters, romance, Writing Romance

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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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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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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building characters, Point of View, romance, Writing, Writing Resources, Writing Romance

Getting Inside the Romantic Hero’s Head––Part I

Contrary to popular belief, the male is the key to any romance. The female may be the “lead” character, but the male, and we’ve talked about the different types (alpha and beta) is the key to the romance. It’s also well-known that most readers of romance are women. Women identify with the heroine of the story. A woman who just wants to be loved like the hero loves the heroine. Click to Tweet #InsideHerosHead #almostanauthor #writingromance101

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