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I’m Sorry, but You’re Going to Have to Earn That Kiss

The physical and emotional tension must pressurize like steam beneath the earth's crust, and must lead to an inevitable but believable kiss.
 

March 31, 2016
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Five Ways to Make the Most of Busy Life Seasons

I have a baby girl, who for all the joy and light she has brought into my life, takes up the majority of my day, time, and attention. I rarely get to open up my laptop. I rarely have the quiet to think. Those midnight hours whe...
 

March 24, 2016
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Romance and the Pine Cone Moment

Some of my favorite moments in romances are those that aren’t so romantic on the surface. . .
 

March 17, 2016
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When Life Knocks the Wind from Your Sails

A few weeks ago, I received another rejection . . .
 

March 11, 2016
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Why You Shouldn’t Read Romance Novels

For some of you—a few of you—reading romance is opening doors that should be kept close.
 

March 3, 2016
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Earning Your Readers’ Trust

As writers, we need to beware of the promises we're making in our stories—consciously or inadvertently—that the reader will expect to pay off in the end.
 

February 3, 2016
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