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Community by Tara Randel

As I get ready to attend the Romance Writers of America annual conference next week, I can’t help but get excited about seeing so many wonderful writer friends. I’m looking forward to visiting with women I only get to see … Continue reading

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How We Spend Our “Spare” Time by Vicki Hinze

Hannah Alexander is unable to post today. She’s without Internet service, so I’m filling in for her. We’re expecting a hurricane by Friday, so I’m a wee bit busy, but I thought I’d share the following video I created answering … Continue reading

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Of Art and Lucre by Kristen Heitzmann

A few weeks ago I finished writing the second book in my Told You Series. It’s always exhilarating to bring the crescendo to a final resonating note. The arc is complete, the suspense resolved, a satisfying denouement for the characters … Continue reading

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Faceless Book Covers by Julie Arduini

With the re packaging and re release of my first novel, Entrusted, I’ve spent weeks researching images and learning cover design. I’m not quite ready to reveal the covers for my Surrendering Time series (formerly the Adirondack Surrender Romance,) but … Continue reading

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The Heart Seekers Series FREE on Kindle by Julie Arduini

When people ask what one aspect do I enjoy about my affiliation with Write Integrity Press, I answer that I love that we work together. One way we work as a team is through projects that are reader driven.   … Continue reading

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Music in Writing and Reading by Julie Arduini

  Julie’s note: This was originally intended to be an article for an ezine but the project didn’t move forward. I thought I would share here with you as the theme was music. Not only do writers use music, but I do as … Continue reading

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Books for Life by Julie Arduini

There’s so much about the writing process I never considered as a little girl pretending I was going to be the contemporary Laura Ingalls Wilder. Even when I took a college course about her life last year I realized back … Continue reading

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Christmas In July? by Tara Randel

Yes, you read that right. Christmas in July. At least that’s what you’d think with the shopping channels offering specials for Christmas. Even daytime cooking shows are in on the action. C’mon, you’re thinking. I still have a couple of … Continue reading

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Crazy Little Thing by Kristen Heitzmann

This morning the craziest thing happened. I wrote the final words to a novel. Crazy? Why is it crazy for a storyteller with 20 published novels to be sitting in amazement at that fact? Well, for starters, I haven’t finished one … Continue reading

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That four-letter word

That four-letter word. No, not that word. It’s not dirty or profane, but it’s full of rottenness. Envy. I think most writers go through a time when they have to do battle with it head-on. Envy just doesn’t play fair. … Continue reading

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Words, Words, Words

Have you ever wondered what there is left to say? The words I write every day are the outgrowth of a yearning to express something lasting, something meaningful, entertaining, special. As God spoke creation into being, his breath stirred creative … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Johnny Carson by Julie Arduini

I’m intrigued with the late night talk show changes and last week I blogged about what I’m learning from Jimmy Fallon. Over the weekend my husband and I took advantage of our Amazon Prime membership and watched a documentary on … Continue reading

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An Oyster’s Tale

When it comes to writing, I guess I’m an irritated oyster. I’ll be going along and realize there’s something inside that’s a little rough, a little edgy. It doesn’t sit right. It feels wrong. I take a look. Sure enough, … Continue reading

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What Drives Us by Kristen Heitzmann

I’ve come to believe there are two basic kinds of people–those who are content with good enough and those who feel a kick inside to always do better. There are benefits to both ways of thinking. The first yields peace … Continue reading

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Discovering Books

In a world of millions of authors and even more books, discoverability has never been easy. While the shift into the digital age has created new avenues of promotion, anyone can get published and everyone is promoting—more than ever.  But … Continue reading

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