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Hurry Up and Wait

If there’s one thing you have to learn in this industry, it’s to be patient. Ack. The dreaded “P” word, right? It’s true, though. Patience isn’t just a virtue. It’s a necessity in our biz. I’m sure you’ve heard the … Continue reading

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Check Your Ego at the Door

If you’re a writer, make sure to check your ego at the door. Publishing is a very humbling and frustrating business. Sometimes, no matter how good you write or how good your book might be, it still won’t hook an … Continue reading

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#Pitch Wars: One Mentor’s POV

Hey, gang. If you’ve been following all the excitement, you’ll know the big #pitchwars announcement is fast approaching. Brenda Drake will post the mentor/mentee teams tomorrow. Whoop! I can’t wait. I’m dying to talk to my mentee about how much … Continue reading

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Query Letter Sample – What NOT to Do Part 2

Last week, I posted a bad query to show you what NOT to do. Today, I’m going to go through it with you so you can see what’s wrong with it. Note: I created this sample for the sole purpose … Continue reading

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Why My Critique Group Works

In case you didn’t know, I’m a freelance editor and a romantic suspense writer. While I’m great at my editorial job, I can’t see the flaws in my own work. Totally normal. But it still sucks. Why, why, why can’t … Continue reading

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Know the Small Stuff too

I’m allergic to cats. I break out in hives and get congested. Not fun. But my twins are even more allergic. If they touch a cat, their eyes swell shut and their faces look like they’ve been attacked by a … Continue reading

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Critique Group Contest Results

Finding the right critique partner isn’t easy. Exactly why I periodically run a contest in search of a new member for my critique group. People come and go in critique groups. Sometimes, they stop writing or their writing schedule slows … Continue reading

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LAST DAY – Critique Group Contest

The day has come. The deadline for the critique group contest is here. Technically, you’re supposed to have your entry in by noon CST today, but ‘tis the season, so I’ll extend it to midnight. Why should you enter a … Continue reading

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Critique Group Contest Hints

Here are a few more hints for my critique group contest. In case you missed the details, I’ll add the original post below or you can go here. Hint #5: Make sure you send your entry to my Hotmail e-mail … Continue reading

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Critique Group Member Wanted

Are you an experienced writer looking for a critique group? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Rumored Romantics has an opening, and we’ll fill that spot by hosting a contest starting TODAY! Isn’t this exciting? About Rumored Romantics: Rumored … Continue reading

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