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[Tweet “No one will know who you are if you do not go out and tell them. http://sizzling-romance.net/2016/03/14/author-interview-with-kim-smith/”] I am just letting you know that I am over at Sizzling Romance today courtesy of the wonderful April who manages the site. If you are a romance writer, or a lover of these books, you really should be staying on Sizzling Romance regularly. So, here is the link : http://sizzling-romance.net/2016/03/14/author-interview-with-kim-smith/ and I hope you enjoy it. I loved the questions and had fun answering them.

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Video: Interview with Jodi Vaughn on Self Publishing Romance

Video: Interview with Jodi Vaughn on Self Publishing Romance

Jodi Vaughn is a southern paranormal romance author who has recently self published a boxed set of holiday stories. She is full of great information and inspiration for authors, so I am excited to have her on Writer Groupie Podcast. In this episode, we discuss her journey as an author and how self publishing has gone for this recent release. Sorry for the poor quality, I am still learning how to play the video interview game. SHOW NOTES: How Jodi created her brand Why she chose self publishing Does she use pro editors? What is meant by PITA (as a

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3 Reasons Why Book Reviews Matter

Why do book reviews matter?   Analyzing a review First, let me say that reviews are subjective. They rely on the reader for what goes into them. If the reader loved the characterization, then the focus might be there. If the plot ruled in the reader’s mind, they will comment heavily in that direction. There really isn’t a right or wrong way to review a book, but the information given should be of benefit to another reader, and sometimes, the writer. Although I believe fewer authors even read reviews than ever before thanks to fake reviews that abound on the

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Flash Fiction Friday: your inventory

I used to put flash fiction here on Fridays and I will return to that soon, but at the moment I am writing on a women’s fiction novel and getting ready to go on vacation so my time is at a premium. Yes, I don’t even have time to blog! Georgie Pauwels / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) So, instead of my writing a flash piece here, I am going to post the inventory and you can write one instead! yes, I am referring to the post about INVENTORY a’ la Wendig that I put

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What makes a writer’s heart soar?

What makes a writer’s heart soar? An acceptance! And I have received one for a short story going into an anthology. More news coming on this soon, but know that I have a happy heart right now. Also, what makes me writer’s heart sing–I got to go to Karen White’s booksigning tonight at The Booksellers of Laurelwood. Karen is always on my TBR list ’cause I am reading ALL her books from first to current. Yeah, I bought the latest, and kidded her about making me jump ahead. LOL. It’s all good. Here we are making merriment: I have emailed

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