Veronica Bale

MUSINGS, RAMBLINGS AND THE OTHER STUFF IN MY HEAD

Hello all! I’m so very pleased to have Cate from Romance Debuts with me today on my blog. Cate has profiled numerous first-time and multi-published authors, and I’m so proud to have here here today to tell us all what she’s learned in her time as a romance blogger.  So then, without further ado … Cate, …

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I was going to write a post about inspiration today. It was going to be full of tips from top writers about how they find inspiration for their work, and suggestions for how you can keep yours as you complete your work in progress. After doing a whole bunch of research, and coming across tons …

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I never procrastinate. Said no writer ever. We’re an unusual bunch, we writers, aren’t we? We’re highly creative and driven to succeed. We can turn a raw idea into a glorious paragraph of literary genius as magically as Rumpelstiltskin turns straw into gold. We create worlds, build cities, meddle with relationships and play God with …

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Author friends: Do you blog? Are you thinking about implementing it into your marketing strategy? A word of caution if you are—for your blog to be effective, the majority of your posts should not be about you or your books. … Huh??? I know. Sounds kind of backwards, right? But the truth about blogging is …

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“I don’t believe anyone ever suspects how completely unsure I am of my work and myself and what tortures of self-doubting the doubt of others has always given me.” It may surprise you to learn that this quote is from none other than Thomas “Tennessee” Lanier Williams the 3rd, one of the most celebrated playwrites …

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“I loved that book. I really felt like I could not relate to the characters one bit.” Said no one ever. Writing real characters is an essential feature of a story that moves readers and pulls at their heart strings. Yet it’s one of the most misunderstood elements of fiction. Ranking right up there with …

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As a book reviewer with Coffee Time Romance and More, I read a lot of romance books. In so doing, I have the opportunity to see the classic themes that we all know and adore of our love stories, written over and again, in different ways and from different angles. No matter how overdone a particular …

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