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Pictures of You, by Caroline Leavitt - Saturday, April 16th 2011 2:22 AM
Pictures of You By Caroline Leavitt From beginning to end, no decision is easy in Caroline Leavitt’s newest novel, Pictures of You.  Especially not if the decision...
What I learned from THOSE writers... - Thursday, April 14th 2011 9:48 AM
Of other genres, I mean.  =) First let me reiterate that good writing is good writing no matter what genre, but as a writer of all things romance, and action...
Those other folks . . . - Tuesday, April 12th 2011 6:39 AM
  What can we learn from other genres?  The obvious - good writing is good writing.  For the sake of this blog, I'll chat about romantic suspense, mystery...
Nude Walker, by Bathsheba Monk - Friday, April 8th 2011 9:23 PM
Nude walker By Bathsheba Monk As you might suspect from the cover art, Nude Walker is a work of literary fiction,   a provocative one, one that will keep your...
Writing a break out novel... - Thursday, April 7th 2011 12:03 PM
  Or spotting one? I've read all the Donald Maass books about his take on it, and have the workbook.  The only point I learned or rather was emphasiszed, was go...
A word from romantic times!! - Wednesday, April 6th 2011 4:09 PM
How to **** some people off - Tuesday, April 5th 2011 4:41 AM
  I'm supposed to be blogging about breakout books but I'm still so insulted by Joe Konrath and Barry Eisler that I'm using my space to vent my opinion (meaning not...
Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok - Friday, April 1st 2011 9:59 PM
Girl in Translation By Jean Kwok With the inspiring debut of Girl in Translation, Jean Kwok has been added to my writers-to-watch list.  Not only was the writing...
Mentoring aspiring writers... - Thursday, March 31st 2011 11:09 AM
I've mentoried two writers.  The first was Glynnis Campbell, a delightful young woman with talent.  Glynnis was part of the OCC/RWA mentor program.  The rule...
Ice Cold, Tess Gerritsen - Friday, March 25th 2011 2:05 PM
    Ice Cold ByTess Gerritsen     If you are a medical thriller fan, no doubt Tess Gerritsen is high on your favorite author list.  With Ice...
Tune in this weekend... - Thursday, March 24th 2011 12:00 PM
Tune in this weekend for Rhonda's essay on Barry Eisler's decision to turn down a half a million, quit traditional publishing to self-publish his own works. ...
career etiquette! - Wednesday, March 23rd 2011 8:09 PM
    Career don’ts – Rhonda covered them well on Monday’s blog so I’ll look at the issue from a newbie’s point of view. I have amazing friends (fellow...
Shooting your career in the foot . . . - Monday, March 21st 2011 9:14 AM
  Probably the biggest career no-no is thinking you're in a position of power and making demands.  Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge proponent of you don't ask you...
When the market says move.... - Thursday, March 17th 2011 9:52 AM
The Irish blood in me says Happy St. Patrick’s day everyone!  I’m feeling it, I’m wearing my Irish Princess pin and lots ‘o green.   My Sicilian...
Diary of a Bad Boy release! - Tuesday, March 15th 2011 7:51 PM
      So - to self pub, or not to self pub? That is the question and as my journey progresses I will let you know how it goes. As of right now my self...
To market, to market . . . - Monday, March 14th 2011 7:39 AM
  So what does one do when the market shifts and publishing zigs when you are zagging?  Being the literary whore that I am, I immediately try to figure out how...
Caught, by Harlan Coben - Friday, March 11th 2011 10:26 AM
Caught by Harlan Coben If you think about it, it's really easy to ruin someone's reputation.  And with a mangled reputation, oftentimes comes the destruction of a...
If you loathe your revisions... there is hope - Thursday, March 10th 2011 12:05 PM
Compromise with revisions is the key. If you hate them, be able to explain why and what the editor's revison will do to the plot. Only you know the book's true heart. ...
Wench, by Dolen Perkins-Valdez - Friday, March 4th 2011 12:07 AM
Wench By Dolen Perkins-Valdez Set at Tawawa House , a pre-Civil War resort in Northeast Ohio, Wench will capture your heart, while breaking it at the same time. ...
Off Topic...new product. Nexxus Pro Mend - Thursday, March 3rd 2011 12:49 PM
Rhon and Traci have given you a to-do and don't-you-dare list that I can't add to even if I knew what to add.  I rarely tend to my facebook page and go on it when I want...
facebook - what to do? - Wednesday, March 2nd 2011 5:59 PM
  First, I’d like to congratulate Rhonda on her excellent Oscar picks!! Who else thought that James Franco could have been way better? He was the reason I tuned in...
Say it forget it, Write it regret it . . . - Monday, February 28th 2011 1:12 AM
  So what shouldn't you put on Facebook.  Well, I learned the hard way that health updates are a very bad idea.  I said something about an upcoming surgery...
Secrets of Eden, by Chris Bohjalian - Saturday, February 26th 2011 10:05 AM
SECRETS OF EDEN BY Chris Bohjalian Many of us probably became aware of Chris Bohjalian when Oprah picked Midwives in October of 1998 for her book club.  Midwives is a...
Oscars and the Fashion police - Thursday, February 24th 2011 9:52 AM
Confession:  I haven't seen a movie in a theatre since the A team, which I loved.  I can't predict a thing.  Like most peer-judged contests, IMO, its...
wacky wednesday - Wednesday, February 23rd 2011 5:18 PM
Does anybody besides me need more than the standard twenty four hours in the day?? I am feeling amazingly overwhelmed and to top it all off, I'm trying to diet, which blows.My...