Writing Tip: STOP Writing

Ready, get set, STOP WRITING! No, seriously. If you want to write well, check out this must read by short story novelist and reading enthusiast Kayla Ann. Published and well on her way to holding a Masters in English/Creative writing, she gets the impulse to forge on. What serious writer doesn't? The MUSE is demanding …

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Should I continue with my novel even though there’s a published novel with a similar plot?

But that's been done before! What's a writer to do? If you're plagued by doubt about your current novel, read on. Another nugget of wisdom from multi-published Forget Me Not Romances author, Florence Witkop, awaits. Her straight-shooting advice will help calm the creative waters so your words can FLOW. And, please, feel free to follow …

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Beta Readers, CPs and Self-Editing

Walk away, Renée--that Left Banke '60's classic--was a memorable song from my growing up. Why? I was almost named Renée--far more exotic than Ann, but there you go. My mom cooked plain food, too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_QVUfZv92U As fate would have it, though, I'm not able to walk away. Good thing or else I'd be missing out! …

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Interview with Kathy Douglass about her book, “How to Steal the Lawman’s Heart”

Kathy Douglass If you like great stories, you'll love DIVERSITY BETWEEN THE PAGES. Check in with multi-published Forget Me Not Romances author Alexis Goring as she interviews lawyer-turned-writer Kathy Douglass about How To Steal the Lawman's Heart. Her latest Harlequin Special Edition release. Get inspired. And run with the truth that a beating heart that …

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Why Matilda of Flanders Was William The Conqueror’s Perfect Match

Looking for a real woman from the pages of history? Someone to drain the sap out of revisionist fantasies of fainting maidens? Seek no more! Matilda of Flanders is your gal. Bold in word and deed, this woman made up her own mind--and changed it when she pleased. Crossing parents, popes, and even William the …

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Letter From Catherine Of Aragon To King Ferdinand II About Prince Arthur (1502 CE)

Looking for heroic inspiration to pen your next novel? An example of unparalleled feminine strength and dignity? Check out Samantha James Historical Diaries blog on Catherine of Aragon, fist wife of England's infamous Henry VIII. The life of the "rich" and "famous" comes with a great many burdens. And whether or not you write historical …

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