When is a Character More Than a Character?

One last blog stop this week – I’m over at Maria V. Snyder’s blog, talking about how to make stock characters (e.g., a hero and a heroine in romance novel!) interesting and unique.  Here’s the post – I hope you’ll stop by, read, comment, etc! http://officialmariavsnyder.blogspot.com/2014/04/guest-post-creating-pitch-perfect.html (Maria was one of my first published-writer-friends, and we still get together...

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Pin the Veil on the Bride

Hello there!  Today I’m over at the blog of my good friend Deborah Blake, talking about Pinterest, and how I use it in connection with the Diamond Brides Series:  Pinterest Pleasures Stop by, read, comment (and say wonderful things to Deborah, who is busily launching FOUR books this year!) Past posts about the Diamond Brides Series include: Book View Cafe:  How I Learned to Stop Worry and Love Baseball Patricia Burroughs:  How a Baseball...

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More Bridal Ramblings!

Today, I’m over at Magical Words, posting about plot in Perfect Pitch, especially how to balance plot elements in a tightly-focused manuscript.  Stop by, read, comment, etc! http://www.magicalwords.net/mindy-klasky/on-plot-baseball-games-and-beauty-pageants/ Also – I’m over at Pamela Freeman’s blog, discussing pen names and writing for middle grade kids at the same time that I write spicy romances for adults:...

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Secrets of the Diamond Brides

Wow!  Perfect Pitch has been in stores for over a week!  With 23 reviews on Amazon, it’s averaging around 4.5 stars – yay!  This week, I’ll be offering a few more glimpses on how this series came to be, including today’s post: Patricia Burroughs:  How a Baseball Virgin Becomes a True Fan * * * Past posts include: Joshua Palmatier:  Author Interview Doranna Durgin:  It’s Not the Length, It’s What You Do With It Magical...

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On Writing: My Writing Process Blog Tour

Thanks to Jamie Brenner, er, Logan Belle, for bringing me into this fun blog tour. Jamie writes young adult and historical (1920s) fiction under her own name. As Logan Belle, she writes contemporary romance and erotic romance. Her website is www.loganbelle.com. 1) What am I working on? I’m writing Diamond Brides, a nine-book series of hot, contemporary romances.  Each short novel tells the story of a different player on the (imaginary) Raleigh...

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