Category Archives: Craft

Words That Make You Go Ewww! by Jenna Jaxon

I love words. We as authors are wordsmiths. Words are our livelihood. I love language and even though its rules sometimes makes me crazy, I really do enjoy putting words together in the best way to create stories from my … Continue reading

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This Horse Racing Book Just Crossed the Finish Line! By Stacy Hoff

The 142nd Kentucky Derby means more to me than merely watching a fantastic race–it marks my own, personal milestone. Not only as a spectator, but as a writer. This week I signed the contract with my publisher for my fourth … Continue reading

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Perception: The Best or The Worst?

I’ve been struggling for a while with perception of my work. Not only everyone else’s perception of it but my own as well. And maybe particularly my own. Can writers view their work objectively? I’ll admit I’ve always struggled to … Continue reading

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Back in the (Writing) Saddle by Stacy Hoff

  I love writing. But geez, writing is hard! Despite the fact I had a new release come out this past February (DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC), I am already working on another novel. Unfortunately, my draft is progressing at the … Continue reading

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What Outlander Taught Me About Heroes: Compassion by Jenna Jaxon

Surprisingly, I wouldn’t have thought compassion ranked very high on the list of traits for a hero, even though it ranks high on my own personal list. Apparently it’s a very popular trait with other readers as well. Compassion is … Continue reading

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What Outlander Has Taught Me About Heroes: Intelligence by Jenna Jaxon

Two weeks ago I started this series about heroes and how the Outlander series has taught me a lot about how we measure heroes and heroism. I came up with four major characteristics for heroes: strength, intelligence, compassion, and passion. Today … Continue reading

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What Outlander Has Taught Me About Heroes: Strength by Jenna Jaxon

Last week I started this series about heroes and how the Outlander series has taught me a lot about how we measure heroes and heroism. I came up with four major characteristics for heroes: strength, intelligence, compassion, and passion. Today … Continue reading

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