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I recently had the supreme pleasure of crossing something off my author bucket list when I pitched my novel to some heavy-hitting Hollywood producers as a great concept for a feature film.This opportunity blew past my desk like a tornado one day, and in my never-say-never optimism, I got myself an invitation to the pitching party and was on a plane three days later.Although the event was called

EVERYONE is a Character!
Barbara
Venkataraman

I used to be so careful. After all, every How-To book on the art of writing provides the same advice—don't base your fictional characters on real people. While it's okay to borrow a trait or a habit or a quirk, you should never borrow the entire personality or persona—at least according to the experts. It only leads to trouble and who wants trouble?Thus were born my composite people. I was Dr.

Social Media 101
Carol
Conley

Have you ever tried out a new-to-you author who totally blew you away? I mean, finish the last page and then sit there in shock and awe for endless minutes (hours? days?) before scrambling to the computer to stalk *cough* search for this new favorite author on the various social media platforms only to find…nothing.

A Case For Seasoned Romance
Sandra
Antonelli

Mature women are fighting an image problem. We’re all aware of the concept of “Hollywood Old”, but there’s also “Romance Fiction Old.” Hi, I’m Sandra. I’m a Romance reader, a Romance author, and a Romance scholar.

You are so excited, your favorite author just released a new book in a brand new series! There really is no thrill for a book lover that tops this one. When this happens we click ‘Buy’ without a second thought. There’s no question about the price, there’s no question about the value, no reading of reviews.

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