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Original ideas barely scratch the surface. Instead, they are often just the invitation to write. ~ Khrys Vaughan There are so many stories I want to write – twisted stories and strong female characters. Different genres, but all fiction. Some are…

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#KickAssGirlsOfYA - April Events celebrating strong female leads
Writing

Strong Female Characters in YA Too!

I was scrolling through my Twitter feed this morning when I ran across #KickAssGirlsOfYA, a series of events during the month of April celebrating strong female characters in YA (Young Adult) fiction. Libby Heily, author of Welcome to Sortilege Falls, is…

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Writing

Million Dollar Book Business

I just listened to Episode 145 of The Author Hangout, Book Marketing Tools’ podcast. And was absolutely thrilled to hear host, Shawn Manaher, read my email as part of opening comments! You may recall I met Shawn last year at an event…

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TRUS, Writing

Book Trailer – Done!

A little over a week ago, I filmed the trailer for my first book, The Red Umbrella Society! Although I’m a new author, I see how easy it is for authors to be consumed with writing to the exclusion of all else….

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Writing

Full Brain Creativity

I only discovered I was creative several years ago after taking what was to be a brief hiatus. Until that time, I worked in very linear, analytical left brain fields with clear hierarchies, metrics, goals, and performance requirements. It’s only in…

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#PitMad 2016 Experience and Developing Pitch
Writing

#PitMad

With September 8th being the next #PitMad, thought this would be a good topic to revisit & hopefully provide insight. —————————————————————————– Last Thursday, I visited Twitter and saw #PitMad was trending – literally a massive party on Twitter where writers pitch their completed,…

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