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It seems like everywhere you look these days, authors are being told to build an online “platform”—an internet marketing strategy aimed at getting your name out there and increasing your visibility as a writer.

It’s time again for my semi-annual work-in-progress novel writing contest blitz.Those not familiar with this somewhat threatening-sounding phrase should rest easy. It’s just my way of getting feedback on my manuscripts...Beta readers are critical to the editing process, and I have my own trusted circle of constructive critics.

Balls and assemblies form a regular feature of Georgian and Regency era historical novels. Often heroes and heroines meet, flirt, fight, and even fall in love on the ball room floor. But, what was it really like to attend a ball? Recently, I got to find out first hand.

Comments or complaints I often hear from new or aspiring writers: My family doesn’t support me; My husband thinks this is stupid; My husband won’t help; My husband insists I get a pen name because he’s embarrassed.

June is Audiobooks Month! Say what? If you haven’t thought about or listened to audiobooks, you may not realize that the audiobook industry is thriving and growing larger each day. Once relegated to the back recesses of libraries, and used primarily by those with visual impairments, audiobooks have become mainstream entertainment.

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