Writing Romance 101––Part III

Crafting the Heroine. The heroine is the key to any romance. Yes, we women also want a great guy for her to end up with, and we’ll talk about crafting him, too, at a later date. The romantic heroine is the reader’s alter ego. She controls everything the reader feels. Click to Tweet #amwriting #writingromance101 #craftingtheheroine

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The Other Gold

You’ve heard the old song, “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, and the other gold.” You know a friend is truly gold they offer to drive an hour from their home to visit for one and a half hours, before driving that distance again, to go home.

Over the weekend, I had the privilege of connecting with an old friend from college. We haven’t seen each other in 41 years, but that didn’t matter. It was like no time had passed at all.

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Writer’s Conference Prep 101 –– Part VI

We’ve talked about a lot of things here. Today, is the pitch. It’s the last piece you’ll need to have ready. The pitch sells your story in the shortest time, yet most compelling way. Click to Tweet #amwriting #conferenceprep101

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Loving Correction –– Part II

Last week, I talked about receiving Loving Correction––that is, correction and/or criticism offered in Love, to benefit the one accepting it. Hard as it may be, it’s important to learn this concept. It will help us grow as human beings and become more compassionate followers of Christ.

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Writer’s Conference Prep 101 –– Part V

We’re winding down this series, which started when a writer friend of mine attended her first major writers’ conference to meet with editors and agents, and didn’t know she needed a completed manuscript in fiction. Today, we’ll talk about networking. Making even one really good connection at a conference can further your career in ways you can’t imagine. Click to Tweet #amwriting #conferenceprep101

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Loving Correction –– Part I

There’s two sides of this coin. One, how to receive correction given in love. Two, how to give loving correction. This week, I’ll talk about the first. There’s a difference between receiving correction or criticism given to you by a person who cares about you, your development as a person, and your personal growth.

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Writers’ Conference Prep 101––Part IV

We’ve talked about finishing your manuscript, and having a business card –– all in preparation to attend a writers’ conference. Maybe you’ve heard you need what is called a “One-Sheet.” What is it and why would you need one? It’s like a snapshot of you and your story to give prospective agents and editors a glimpse. A good one-sheet will give you a great all-important first impression. Click to Tweet #amwriting #conferenceprep101

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