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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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How Music Pulled Me From Nothingness by Heather Novak

I’ve been staring at my computer screen for months, waiting for words to come. Any words. A blog, a song, a poem, a silly kids book, the books I have editors waiting for…anything. The beginning of October was one of the … Continue reading

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Know When to Tap Out by Heather Novak

Last week, I wrote all about cutting yourself a window when a door closes. Then life kicked me in the gut. Woke up Tuesday morning to a snow storm and my mom being rushed to the ICU. The week got worse … Continue reading

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New Year’s Revolutions by Heather Novak

Forget resolutions. Resolutions are wimpy things we tell ourselves and promptly forget about 4 days later when faced with Aunt Betty’s delicious chocolate cake. Resolutions were before 2016 tried to beat us to the ground. If we’ve learned anything from this … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Gilmored: What the Ending Means by Heather Novak (**WARNING** SPOILERS)

On November 25, I watched all four Gilmore Girl Revival episodes. I have been Gilmored. And I’ve solved the ending. After waiting for nearly 10 years to find my way back to Stars Hollow, I finally made the trip “home” … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me! Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving! By Heather Novak

HAPPY THANKSGIVING Nights of Passion friends!  Thanksgiving is always a mixed bag of feels for me, this year more than ever. My family is spread across the world, so big family dinners are a thing of my childhood. Thankfully, my … Continue reading

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One Week More by Heather Novak

Well Nights of Passion Folks, I’m currently on week 2 of Fast Draft (you can read week 1 here) and at this point I’m contemplating my life choices. Why did I want to be a writer? Why did I think … Continue reading

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I Probably Need a Writing Intervention… by Heather Novak

Right now, as you read this blog post, I am knee deep in Fast Draft. Fast Draft is what I like to call the “on crack version of NaNoWriMo,” where you write 5,000 words a day. Like a crazy person.  … Continue reading

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Agent Jennifer Johnson-Blalock’s Perspective on Pitching by Heather Novak

What’s preparing for an in-person pitch like for an author?  “…palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy…” Okay, yes. Sometimes I think in Eminem lyrics, I am from Detroit. But what about the “other side?” What do agents think … Continue reading

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Don’t Break Your Audiobook Bank by Heather Novak

Happy Thursday Nights of Passion Readers! What’s the con to working on all the wedding stuff? Lack of reading time (boo, hiss!). However, let us take a moment and appreciate audiobooks. I know, I know. They’re expensive and a lot … Continue reading

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