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24 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

The Role of Your Reader in Your Writing Process

I don’t know about you but when I write, or at least when I start writing, I’m writing from pure imagination. There’s a story in my head and I am obligated to get it on paper. The person who may eventually read my story hasn’t even entered my consciousness. I could not care less about […]

13 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

It Takes More than Practice to Become a Great Writer and Author

Do you believe that practice makes perfect? That the more time that you put into a skill, the better that you’ll get at it? In the book Outliers, author Malcolm Gladwell says that it takes roughly 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. So one could safely assume that the more you write, […]

06 March 2016 ~ 3 Comments

What Are You Doing Well? A Ridiculously Simple Strategy to Become a Better Romance Writer and Perhaps a Better Person

Romance writers, and writers in general, tend to be quite hard on themselves. I think most people are like that. We focus on the negatives and what we’re not good at. We pay attention to our faults, our weaknesses, and our mistakes. In romance writing it sounds like this… I’m terrible at writing dialogue. I […]

19 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

The Ins and Outs of Writing Sex Scenes (snicker) and Resources to Help

What’s the most difficult part of writing romance? Personally, I struggle with writing sex scenes. They don’t come natural to me and they are most certainly an integral part to any romance story. Sure, I can manage the buildup to the scene, sometimes. But writing the actual scene is really hard work. I hear similar […]

05 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up

Whether it’s running a marathon, working towards your dream or trying to finish your darn novel, there are some situations we can find ourselves in where we want to keep going, but really struggle to maintain motivation. We have to give every last drop of will-power and energy not to just give up and pack […]

24 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Staying Excited – Is It Important for Your Writing? Is it Possible?

We know that writing romance is work. Sometimes it feels like busywork. Like those times when you have to go through your entire manuscript to make sure you consistently spelled your heroine’s name correctly or that her eyes don’t change from blue to green. Writing is also work when you have no idea what is […]

18 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Want to Quit Writing? Why Persistence and Perseverance Matter

This morning I was on my third round of running a quarter mile and doing 15 overhead squats. If my car keys had been in my pocket, it would have been my last round. I wanted to quit. What the *&#$@ am I doing, I thought. Why am I here? Inertia kept me moving forward. […]

18 January 2016 ~ 3 Comments

What Do You Want to See?

The second volume of 1001 Romance Story Starters is back in progress. I even have a designer working on the book cover. I need your help! If you’ve used the reports, paid or free, or you’ve purchased the first volume and you have an opinion to share about the material, please let me know. It […]

14 January 2016 ~ 6 Comments

5 Tips to Create and Embrace Your Creative Process

Do you struggle to be consistently creative and productive? The problem may reside in  your creative process. Often, when you create a writing habit, daily or weekly, whatever works best for you, then magic starts to happen. Your muse begins to recognize when it’s time to get to work. Now, there will still be challenging days. However, […]

11 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

7 Tips to Help You Create Your Romance Writing Ritual

One of the most effective ways to turn your “Writing Brain” on is to create a ritual. Much like a sleep ritual that triggers your body it’s time to go to sleep, a writing ritual triggers your brain that it’s time to write. It sets the mood internally. Writing rituals are performed by many of […]

09 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

It’s free and created with joy, just for you

I hope you’re having a joyous day. If not, take a gander at this week’s blog posts. I specifically address joy, as it relates to romance writing, in yesterday’s post. I think, as 2016 is off and running, that it’s important to remember to make sure we do get joy from the things we put […]

06 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Does Writing Romance Bring You Joy?

Why do you write? Does it bring you joy? Today’s blog post was going to be about something else entirely. It was going to be about tips to create your own supportive writing rituals and I promise that I will publish that post later in the week. However, last night while I was reading in […]

04 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

The Tremendous Importance of Creating Your Own Writing Habits and Rituals

Writing is not easy. Anyone that says it is, is lying. Writing is 99 percent showing up and doing the work and 1 percent inspiration. Occasionally, when you write you may experience that flow. Your muse sings a beautiful song and the words come effortlessly to you. The other 364 days of the year, it’s […]

03 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

January Romance Writing Affirmation – A Great Start to YOUR 2016

  ********** For more inspiring affirmations, check out 365 Affirmations for Romance Writers: Power Statements to Boost Confidence, Creativity, & Courage

01 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Happy New Year – Here’s to Making 2016 The Best Romance Writing Year Yet!

Hope that your 2016 brings you all of the joy, romance, success, and fun you deserve! Happy Writing! ****** Ready to kick your creative fears to the curb? Ready to banish doubt, writer’s block, and confidence issues? 365 Affirmations for Romance Writers is designed to help you overcome any mindset challenge you’re facing so you […]

01 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Tips for Using Romance Writing Affirmations

Sure, affirmations are a handy tool to help you shift your mindset and achieve your romance writing goals. However, it’s easy to overlook their power. A few simple tips can help you get the most from your affirmation practice. Give it time. You may feel an immediate response to an affirmation. Words, as you well […]

30 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Creating Your Romance Writing Affirmation Practice

Okay, so you have chosen, created, or received an affirmation that you’re going to use to shift your mindset to a more positive and productive one. Now what? The words alone aren’t enough to change your life. You have to use them. Believe it or not, this is where most people get stuck. It’s kind […]

28 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

3 Mistakes People Make When Using Romance Writing Affirmations

Have you used an affirmation before? Maybe you wanted to cultivate a new habit or get rid of an old one. Maybe you found yourself surrounded by negative thoughts and you wanted to feel better about yourself and your pursuits. Maybe you simply wanted or needed a little boost of courage to help you get […]

25 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Merry Christmas! Some Romance Story Starters for this Holiday Season

  Holiday Surprise While holiday shopping, your heroine has come across a smile child on the streets. The child appears to be homeless. Your heroine spends a few minutes talking to the child and gives him/her money. The child follows your heroine home. She takes them in and… What happens? Who is the child and […]

25 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to Create Your Own Powerful Romance Writing Affirmations

Affirmations are power statements that embrace a positive, productive, and confident mindset. They turn your limiting beliefs upside down. The following is a step-by-step action oriented worksheet that will help you take each and every negative thought or limiting belief and turn it into a positive and empowering statement – a statement that will boost […]

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