Category Archives: Writing Craft

The False Start

There are many potholes in the road to finishing a book. One of the ones I find myself constantly falling into is what I call the false start…where you’re so sure you’ve found the perfect way to start a book. … Continue reading

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You’ve Got This! By Casey Wyatt

First off, thank you, Susan Hanniford Crowley for hosting me today. It’s been a few years since I’ve visited the Nights of Passion and I hope everyone is living large and doing well. Speaking of living large, I’d like to … Continue reading

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Author C.D. Hersh Speaks About Character Control by Stacy Hoff

Hello Passionate readers! Today I have husband & wife author team C.D. Hersh talking character mutiny! If you survive the uprising, read an excerpt of their new release at the end of this post! What to Do When Your Characters … Continue reading

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Women’s Weekend Writing Retreat!

I have invited Author Bobbi Lerman to tell us about her upcoming Women’s Weekend Writing Retreat and the purpose for it! I want to write… but the dishes are piling up. I want to write… but I have that huge … Continue reading

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Epilogues – Do Readers Want One? By Stacy Hoff

I am trying to wrap up my newest manuscript. But I wonder about how I’ll finally write “the end.” To me, a story isn’t finished when the “happily ever after” finally happens. I always find myself needing to craft an … Continue reading

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What Outlander Has Taught Me: Passion by Jenna Jaxon

Now we get down to the meat of the subject of heroes. Passion. If your hero is not passionate about the heroine, about a friend, about his family, his sister, someone, then he is not hero material. Heroes must have … 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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