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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

10 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day

04 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

3 Things to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up Your Romance Writing Aspirations

There are certain things that can cause romance writers to throw in the towel… An unforgiving rejection letter from an agent or editor who hasn’t had sex in six months. A plot that just doesn’t seem to want to go anywhere and characters that stop cooperating. A tear down from a critique group member who […]

04 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Romance is everything

23 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

2 Ways to Earn Money While You Grow Your Writing Career

I was going to blog about something else entirely today, but here I am writing about money. The name of this blog is “Make a Living Writing Romance.” And I truly believe that you can make a living as a romance writer. I’ve enjoyed watching many people work hard and achieve their writing goals and […]

21 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

A New Type of Vacation – A Writing Vacation

How often do you say to yourself, “I need a vacation”? I’ve been saying it a lot lately. Which means that it’s past time to take one. Vacations have been shown to reduce stress – duh. They’ve also been shown to increase productivity, creativity, and happiness. Sounds good, right? While plopping my backside in the […]

20 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Motivational Monday – Love is the Answer

13 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Every day is a fresh start and a new beginning

  Be willing to let go of yesterday’s mistakes and start new each day. Allow yourself to learn, grow, and try again. Happy writing! Annette

10 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

3 Habits of Highly Productive Romance Writers

Do you ever wonder what the life of Nora Roberts or James Patterson looks like? What about Stephen King? These are some of the most prolific writers of our time. I can tell you from experience that the more books you have available to purchase, the more money you’ll make. And while your motivation to […]

07 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

5 Habits that Give you Energy to Write Your Romance

There are many characteristics of a successful writer, and I’m defining a successful writer as one that actually writes. In my opinion and experience, a successful writer is someone who takes their writing seriously. They are consistently working on a manuscript, submitting to agents and editors, publishing and sharing their work, learning about writing, and […]

06 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Do you have grit?

04 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Write better, write faster – Tips for using storyboards to organize your romance plot

There’s this amazing picture of the storyboard that JK Rowling used to manage the story arch for Harry Potter. This approach to organizing a plot isn’t new. In fact, writers and storytellers have been using the storyboard for ages. Storyboards are not exclusive to the fiction industry. When I was in advertising school oh so […]

02 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

3 Common, Self-Created Writing Distractions and How to Manage Them

How often do you let the world get in the way? I’m busy, I mean work full-time, chauffeur a busy teenager, and go to nursing school kind of busy. Though, to be fair, my house is a disaster. I need to train the dog to dust and load the dishwasher. However, there’s a very real […]

31 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Exercise makes you a better romance writer? It’s true!

Do you exercise? For most people exercise is akin to a dirty word. It’s a chore and something that is far from enjoyable. And let’s face it, if you’re prioritizing your day and struggling to find time to write, the last thing you feel like prioritizing is exercise. That might be a mistake… Exercise can […]

30 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Reality doesn’t impress me

25 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Are You Making This Writing Mistake?

If you’re familiar with this blog and my approach to writing professionally then you know about my 500 words a day goal. 500 words a day is doable for even the busiest of people. You can have kids, go to school, and work and still have time to write 500 words each day. This goal […]

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