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THE DAY I MISSED “THE CALL”! + Giveaway

November 7th – WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN, SEE COMMENT #30 BELOW.   Ten years ago, Friday November 4th, 2005, I came home from work to find a message on the answering machine from Kimberley Young at Harlequin Mills & Boon, UK. … Continue reading

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Part Two – The Book That Almost Killed Me – didn’t

In early December I’d finally wrestled a difficult story onto the page and submitted to my editor.  I waited nervously to find out how extreme the revision letter would be.       One week before Christmas I received the … 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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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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My Must Haves – when beginning a new book Part I

This blog is for fellow writers. I’ve just finished writing one book and must now begin another.  Whenever I begin a new book I panic.  How the heck am I going to get the story dancing around in my head onto the … 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I once had an old unpublished manuscript that did really well on the contest circuit about nine years ago.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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Ten Things I Learned from Attending a Regional Writer’s Conference

By Lynne Marshall This blog originally appeared at the Savvy Authors’ blog February 2, 2013. For those who may have missed it, I wanted to share here at my website. With the cost of national writing conferences often being out … Continue reading

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January Redo 2013

(This blog first appeared at Love is the Best Medicine 1/4/13) I like to begin my year thinking positive, especially when I look at my writing schedule and quiver.  Why is it always so hard to get those first three … Continue reading

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The Lengths to Which I’ll Go for Research by Lynne Marshall

The following blog is a repeat from my November 5th visit to Fresh Fiction.  I admit anything to do with guns is currently a touchy subject.  I am not making any comments on gun control and/or the second ammendment.  All I’m … Continue reading

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