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New Year – 2017

With every New Year we’ve got a chance to accomplish what we may not have pulled off in the year before.  We tend to think of it like hitting the re-do button.  It helps us pick ourselves up, if we’ve … Continue reading

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RIGHT SCENE, WRONG BOOK

It took writing five full length books before I sold to a publisher in 2005. The process of writing and completing those books taught me so much, things I’d have never found out if I’d had the option of self-publishing. Back then, … Continue reading

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Like ‘Em or Leave ‘Em

Lately lots of fun stuff has been happening in my little writer’s world. One of the things that has me nervous is a workshop I’ll be doing for my home writer’s chapter of RWA this coming Sunday. My title is … Continue reading

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The Book That Almost Killed Me – #20

In fifteen years I’ve actually written 26 books counting twenty for Harlequin since 2005, three for the Wild Rose Press of which two are now indie published, and three manuscripts are still safely tucked away in my closet. I promise … Continue reading

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Are We Wired for Story?

Back in July I was in San Antonio, Texas attending the Romance Writers of America national conference. The few days I spend at conference are booked solid with appointments and luncheons and meetings with friends. I was only able to … Continue reading

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My Dream Date with Three Bestselling Authors

I mentioned in last week’s blog that I had gone to two conferences in three weeks, and the conferences were different as night and day. The Romance Writers of America annual conference was held in San Antonio, Texas in July, … Continue reading

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The Must Haves – when starting a new book – Part II

Last week, I blogged about various methods to help take those ghost-like characters in your head and make them living, breathing people on the page.  (Refer to last week’s blog as a refresher) Since I can’t realistically (due to time … Continue reading

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DO YOU LOVE ER ROMANCE?

Once in a blue moon I get an opportunity that is too good to pass up.  It happened last fall with The Mammoth Book editor Trish Telep when she asked if I’d be interested in participating in a multi-author anthology. … Continue reading

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Tie It With A Bow

This Lynne Marshall blog first appeared at Romance University. And They Lived Happily Ever After A writing teacher from an extension course I took at UCLA once told me, “Every story has a beginning, middle and end, with hope…not a bow.” … Continue reading

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Little Did You Know…

I once had an old unpublished manuscript that did really well on the contest circuit about nine years ago.  It was the book in which I finally found my writing voice.  There was one really fun scene in that languishing … Continue reading

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