Monthly Archives: March 2012

What A Writer Needs, Part 8 – When The Family Helps with Research

Somewhere along the way in writing my vampire series, my family, and in particular, my husband decided to help me with my quest to know all things vampire.One of my daughters focused on books and that why I have THE … Continue reading

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Background Music by Gerri Brousseau

Can you imagine going to see a movie that has no music in it?  I’m not talking about a musical, like The Sound of Music, I’m talking about music in the background.  You know how they always play suspenseful music … Continue reading

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Workshops for Writers by Gerri Brousseau

This past weekend (3/25) I went to The Conversant Writer Workshop.  It was held at a lovely B&B in Mystic, Connecticut.  The weather had turned cooler again and it was raining, but the old inn had logs crackling in the … Continue reading

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Promotion: Stage 3

Over the past couple weeks, I have covered promotion in stages, stage 1 being before your publish and stage 2 being when you publish your work. Stage 3, the last stage, is meant to be an ongoing stage to keep … Continue reading

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Slapstick and Sarcasm by Leia Shaw

I wouldn’t call myself a comedy writer, but humor plays a big role in my books. In my life, actually. As a parent of a child with special needs, I often tell people if I wasn’t able to laugh at … Continue reading

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Weekly Paranormal-Scope

]Spring is here and with dreams of the soothing warm days of Summer.  As the heat rises, the supernatual community is definitely as affected as you. While I’m not qualified in any way to read neither stars nor planets, I am … Continue reading

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The Shape of a Book

There’s a wonderful exhibit in the Galway City Museum right now. I’ve enjoyed taking my visitors there; fortunately most of them have as much love for books as I do. Here’s the description: Modified Expression (Crafts Council of Ireland) An … Continue reading

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Being Mean by Gerri Brousseau

As some of you may know, I recently signed a contract with Soul Mate Publishing who will be publishing two of my novels, and the high has not worn off yet.  And if that wasn’t excitement enough, I found out … Continue reading

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What A Writer Needs, Part 7 – Strength and Energy

This may surprise you, but writers need to be energized through good healthy food and some sort of exercise.  I was amazed to learn that many romance authors participate in the martial arts.   I’m in Thai Kickboxing and when I’m … Continue reading

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Equinox Paranormal-Scope

The Spring Equinox has just occurred.  For those that aren’t sure what that is but would rather not ask, the equinox means that the length of daylight and night are approximately equal.  For more on the equinox, check out this … Continue reading

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