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26 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Creative Confidence – A Quote from Beverly Pepper

  This quote was found in Affirmations for Artists by Eric Maisel. You can learn more about American Sculptor Beverly Pepper at her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BeverlyPepper and at her website http://www.beverlypepper.net/sculpture. You can learn more about Eric Maisel at his website http://ericmaisel.com/ Enjoy and unleash your creative confidence! Happy writing, Annette

23 August 2015 ~ 2 Comments

Finding Writing Confidence through Fascination

Do you remember when you were younger and you found yourself fascinated by various topics and hobbies? For example, at one point, around the age of 10, I decided that I was going to be a photographer for National Geographic and spend weeks taking photos of everything. I was completely fascinated with capturing images on […]

18 August 2015 ~ 1 Comment

Is this habit ruining your writing mojo?

Stop comparing yourself to others. Easier said than done, right? I think we often compare ourselves to others without even realizing it. We see someone who has a great body, great car, or in this case someone who has a successful book and we compare it to our own success. You might read a book […]

17 August 2015 ~ 1 Comment

Motivational Monday – Imperfection is beauty

16 August 2015 ~ 3 Comments

A fun new project

What do you do when you have a work in progress that’s on hold and nothing new started? Well, if you love to write and you want to get excited about something, you create a new project for yourself. I’ve been toying with an idea of writing a novella to be released for Halloween. I […]

15 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Should You Belong to the RWA (Romance Writers of America)?

  What do you think? Do you belong to the RWA and if so, why do you belong to it? It’s the largest romance writing organization and it provides a number of tremendous benefits to writers but right now, I don’t belong and I am wondering if others find the benefits useful or can you […]

26 July 2015 ~ 2 Comments

Growing New Story Ideas

 Do you garden? I try. Sometimes it works out okay and we grow amazing flowers and vegetables. And sometimes it just dies. We have a little bit of both going on this year. Some fantastic looking tomatoes and zucchini and some really sad greens. I’m bummed about the greens. I think a parallel can be […]

17 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Every word is a miracle

How do you feel when you’re writing? It’s an innocent question, right? And truth be told, your answer probably varies. Some days you may feel like everything is right with your world and writing romance is your passion and you’re calling. Other days, you may feel like every word is a struggle and that being […]

12 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Embracing Those Creative Moments

  What do you do when you have moments of inspiration? For me it seems to come and go. I’ll spend weeks, months even, without a creative idea. Nothing. It’s like the well is dry. (I’ll talk about what to do during those times in just a bit.) Other times it’s like a waterfall of […]

21 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing dads out there! Enjoy your day, we couldn’t do this without you!

19 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Is Your Romance Writing Passion a Positive Obsession or a Negative One?

  How obsessive are you about your romance writing aspirations? Do you think about your story and characters all day long? Do you dream about them? How often do you find yourself talking or thinking about your current work in progress?   Many artists become obsessed with their work. They get laser focused on their […]

16 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

10 Signs that Your Romance Manuscript is in Trouble

Bumps in the road are normal. It’s rare that you sit down and write the perfect story and have a flawless writing experience. Stuff happens and the writing process can be full of pits and obstacles. Learning to recognize those signs can help you pull your manuscript back from the brink of disaster (or the […]

08 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Who’s to say they’re not real?

Your imagination is beautiful and wonderful. Set it free and give the world a taste of your dreams and nightmares. Let your readers keep believing in the fantasy.

06 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The 3 Step Decision Making Process for Evaluating Feedback on Your Romance Manuscript

When you write a romance, you become attached to the characters. They become part of you.  You also become attached to scenes, plot points, and even the style and structure of your work. It’s inevitable and it’s lovely. You should be attached to your manuscript and all that it contains, you created it. It’s part […]

01 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

An Oldie but a Goodie

This Motivational Monday post was my first and it may still be one of my favorites. What do you think? I think that today is a great day to use your talent!

27 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The Dangers of Dawdling On Your Draft

You have a story idea and you start writing. Maybe you get a few pages done or a few chapters and then life happens. Instead of writing every day and really getting through your draft you find that you’re doing laundry, going to work, and prioritizing everything except your book. This happens at every stage […]

25 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Happy Memorial Day & Thank You to Those Who’ve Served

On this day, I want to encourage everyone to take a moment to reflect on the life that you’re living right now. Think about all that you have to be grateful for. Personally, I feel extraordinarily blessed to be surrounded by loved ones, great friends, an amazing family, and the fact that I get to […]

23 May 2015 ~ 6 Comments

Are These 3 Sticking Points Keeping You From Finishing Your Romance Novel?

How long should it take you to write your first draft? I know some people who have spent years on their book’s draft and they’re still not close to being done. Listen, if you’re writing 500 words a day and you have a 100,000 word book  then it should still only take you about 7 […]

18 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Listen to your art

11 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The discipline of writing, make it happen

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