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Exploring the Writing–Gardening Connection

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By Author Kelli A. Wilkins   One day after working in the yard, I stood back and took a look at my handiwork. I had just finished pruning my lilacs and weeding a huge flowerbed. Everything seemed to…

Your Heroine’s Journey is Your Reader’s Journey

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It’s probably safe to say that most writers are familiar with the Hero’s Journey, or some variation, of it.   Years ago, I read “The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers” by Christopher Vogler, which is based on Joseph…

You Can Write Horror – Really!

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by Kelli A Wilkins Hi everyone, Today I’m sharing an excerpt from my non-fiction writing book, You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction. As an author of more than 95 short stories and 19 novels, I’m often…

How to Pick the RIGHT Editor for Your Book

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by Nancy Nyman Ask anyone who’s successfully written and published a book which person on their team was most critical in whipping their manuscript into shape and “My editor” will almost always make it onto the shortlist. Why is…

Heating Up Summer Romances with Sizzling Details

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by Kelli A. Wilkins Hi Everyone, I hope you’re enjoying the summer! Today I’m sharing a few thoughts on using details to spice up your summer romances. Close your eyes and imagine yourself at the beach. The ocean waves…

Setting the Stage for a Summer Romance

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by Kelli A Wilkins Hello romance lovers! Summer is here! To celebrate, today I’m sharing a few thoughts on writing summer romances. Take a minute and consider this scenario: A young woman runs a bed and breakfast in a…