In the Shadows cover design and blurb creation

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In the Shadows cover design and blurb creation

In the Shadows cover design and blurb creation

What goes on in this story that makes someone want to read it – and other “shadows” that authors think about as they design cover art and write blurbs. Ever experience a time in your writing life when you stare at the screen absently and mutter to yourself, “What now?”  And this is not some mental block that keeps you from writing. Oh no. It’s more like the inescapable time when you have to consider what will work for your cover art, and what won’t, and you are stricken with a lack of ideas for blurbs. My hubby, who is a

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Cover reveal for coming soon–Dance with Me

I know that a lot of readers love the excerpts to get them all excited about a coming soon. But me? I am a visual sort of person and I adore cover reveals. There is just something about the first time the world gets to see the face of a story. Especially one that is hotly anticipated *grin*. I don’t do them with everything that I publish, but most always with my romance novellas, books, or shorts I try to do cover reveals. It is just a fun way to build anticipation. And since today IS Mother’s Day and my

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Writer Groupie : Things to Know

Many people contact me to be on Writer Groupie and I decided that the best way for me to give them all the info they need about being a guest should be listed somewhere on site. So here are the ten things you need to know about being on Writer Groupie Podcast. 1. Make sure you know my email address. I have it listed on the WG page. 2. Make sure you know the time for your time zone. I am in the central time zone, but that may not be yours. All listed times are listed as central time.

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Write a book…you’ve always wanted to

You’ve always wanted to write a book…but so far you just haven’t done it because…you doubt yourself. You hate doubt. You always said you’d never let it happen to you. But here you are — deep in doubt. And it doesn’t matter how you got here. You hate it. Because you know you can write a book. No bizarre living conditions. No cutting out fun. No typing your fingers to the bone from the time you wake to the time you fall asleep. Just three hours on a Sunday afternoon (every week for a year) and you’ll have a book

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More con stuff…

In case you have never attended a con, there is a lot to do and see. I have been a lot of years, and so many times never even go into anything but the writer’s track. This part of MSC is something not EVERY con has, so if I ever go to another one, I will partake of all the other festivities. But I digress… So, the first workshop I attended was Elements to becoming a successful Author. It was held at 9:00 AM and as you may imagine had a lot of Monster Energy drinks in attendance. The authors

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