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  1. Winner of the How To Write a Romance Novel Seminar

    Congratulations to Darcy who is the winner of my e-book How To Write A Romance Novel and to Hywela who won the critique of a synopsis. Thanks to everyone who took part in both the seminar and...
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    Thanks for Taking Part In the Free Seminar

    Hi Everyone, Just wanted to stop by one more time to see if anyone has any last minute questions for me. You still have some time to enter the giveaway too. I'll be picking two winners and announcing...
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    Writing To Music

    Hi Dani and everyone who's left a post about writing to music. Yes, don't pick anything with lyrics. I tried this at first and I was listening more to the words the singer was belting out than what I...
  4. When To Write A Synopsis

    Hi Darcy, great question and I've just posted another piece about writing a synopsis which addresses this topic. I think it all depends you on and sometimes what you're writing. I've written some...
  5. How To Write A Romance Novel-More About Writig a Synopsis

    Hope everyoneís enjoyed the first few days of spring. <o:p></o:p>
    Today Iíll finish this free seminar with more tips onwriting a synopsis.<o:p></o:p>
    Iíll begin with something related to a question...
  6. How To Write a Romance Novel-Writing the Synopsis

    Hope you had a good weekend. This week Iíll focus on a topicthat many writers dread and thatís writing a synopsis. Maybe Iím in theminority but I actually enjoy putting one together. I canít explain...
  7. How To Write A Romance Seminar-Point of View

    Hope everyoneís having a good week.<o:p></o:p>
    This post is all about Point of View (POV) and Ithink itís one of the most important aspects of any story whether it be a shortstory or a 300 plus page...
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    Head Hopping and Dialogue Banter

    Hi Mairhi, no banter between two characters in dialogue is not head-hopping( I'll be talking more about that topic later this week). However, if you've included narration along with the dialogue then...
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    How To Write a Romance Novel-Dialogue

    Hope everyone had a good weekend. This week Iímgoing to focus on two more important aspects of writing, dialogue and point ofview.<o:p></o:p>
    Writing dialogue is one of my favorite things...
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    Moving Forward With A Story

    Hi Darcy, this is a great question and one that seems handpicked for me. I was unable to write fiction for ten years. It was after my dad passed away and I think that had something to do with it, but...
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    Plotting Your Novel

    Where do you get yourideas?<o:p></o:p>
    This is probably the most common question writers are asked.What people are really wanting to knowis how plotting a story.<o:p></o:p>
    When I first began...
  12. How To Write a Romance Novel-Characterization Part 2

    Here's the second part of the characterization post-CharacterSketches<o:p></o:p>
    So how do you make sure youíve created someone whofits in with all of the above? SometimesI live with a character in...
  13. How To Write A Romance Novel-Post One-Characterization

    I hope everyoneís having a good week. Letís kick offthe How To Write A Romance Novel seminar with characterization.<o:p></o>
    The first question Iím going to pose to you is whatdo you think makes a...
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    Hi Susan, this is a great question. I think all writers base their characters on people they know or have known. My advice would be not to use every aspect of that person's personality but just a...
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