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Friends Are Sometimes All You Need by Heather Novak

Three days ago, I made a horrible realization –  Let me back up and start at the beginning. I FINALLY started writing. Not like “Yay I did some random writing on some random chapter of some random book” crap, but … Continue reading

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Welcoming an Old Family Member Home by Heather Novak

Many, many (many…many…) years ago, I was a world-titled organist. After my grandparents passed away, one of the many instruments I inherited was a Grinnell Brothers piano. Grinnell Brothers was one of the leading piano/organ manufactures in Detroit until the … Continue reading

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In Case of Writer’s Block, Break Glass by Heather Novak

Between broaching the busy season at my day job and the mounds of grief, I’ve been crawling out of my skin. There was no writing. There wasn’t even reading. I even considered deleting my author page and quitting my blogs. … Continue reading

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Change the View from your Chair by Heather Novak

As summer is drawing to a close (HOW?! I don’t know either), I find my writing is flat, my stress is high, and my blog posts have seen better ideas. Without vacation time (or a vacation budget), how do you … Continue reading

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Holding My Books Hostage by Heather Novak

Last week, I had a life changing epiphany. After years of research, talking to agents, editors, and authors on personal and professional levels, I have decided to prep my backlog of books for indie-release. *chants* I will not throw up…I … Continue reading

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Why Happily Ever After Matters by Heather Novak

You will not believe how many times I’m asked when I will “write a real book.” Somehow, in our culture, strong female characters that work hard for their HEA are considered “less than” characters who suffer to end up with … Continue reading

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Can You Speak Up While Protecting Your Brand? by Heather Novak

I’ve been told for many years to not “speak my mind” about current events on social media. This was an opinion I strongly subscribed to until recently, when I discovered that silence was a privilege I couldn’t always afford to … Continue reading

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