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Share a Snippet, ROUND THREE!!!!!

It’s Day 45 of the the 2017 Winter Writing Festival, and we’re heading into the final last-push weekend!!! (Closing Ceremonies and our final Check-In happen on Tuesday!) I KNOW so many wonderful, intrepid, creative souls have been hard at work in the Chat Room Sprints and in your own personal writing caves writing amazing, moving, hilarious, […]

Write On 2017! – Time Management

For the past eight weeks in our Write on 2017 series, we’ve explored ways to stay on course and on fire about our writing. Today we’re going to wrap up the series by discussing the most asked question I get when I give productivity workshops to writers, and that is, “How can I find more […]

Sixth Check-In Day for the Winter Writing Festival!

Happy Festival Check-In Day! We’re getting close to the finish line, but we aren’t quite there yet!  There’s just one more week to go in the annual Ruby Winter Writing Festival, so if you’re on track, keep on pushing and if you’ve fallen behind, there’s still time to finish strong!  We’ve got this!  Whether you’re […]

Tips For Writing Faster

Happy Monday! And Happy Release Day to the first book in my new Scottish Historical Romance, Highland Isles series! THE BEAST OF AROS CASTLE is about 65K words, and I wrote it in two months. I wrote the sequel in two months also, with Christmas thrown into the schedule. Do I live alone, with only […]

A Tale of Three Covers: An Exposé by Nikki Navarre

It started with a plot. Innocent historical romance author Laura Navarre never dreamed it was coming…until it hit. Laura’s diabolical twin, double agent and spy romance author Nikki Navarre (that’s me), surged to global notoriety when the book I wrote purely for my own pleasure ended up not only published by a boutique press, but […]

Write On 2017! – Your Writing TEAM

Writing is a solitary pursuit and lonely profession. Publishing is not. Behind every successful author is a team who gets stories from a writer’s heart and into readers’ hands. If you’re a Lee Child or J.K Rowling, your team will include hundreds of members ranging from editors and publicists to street team leaders and booksellers. If you’re […]

Check In #5 WWF

Yay! We’ve just hit week 5 in the Winter Writing Festival. Now it’s time to report in. We hope that you’ve been finding success, that you’ve been meeting your goals and feeling creative. But even if you haven’t been as productive as you would like, we’re here to cheer, console, and encourage you. Leave us a comment […]

The Words I Can’t Stop Saying

Apparently, I have a problem. Actually, it’s really more of an addiction. A sickness, technically. So what’s a girl to do when she obviously needs an intervention? Clearly, it’s time to whip out her trusty friend “Find” and figure out how to replace those pesky crutch words. Crutch words.  We all have them.  (Or at […]

What I’ve Learned About Book Bub

Book Bub (BB) is a subscription service, which offers daily e-mails recommending free and discounted e-books to readers. Recently I was fortunate (after three rejections for my YA books) to have my Scottish Historical book featured on BB. With the feature coming up, I took the free RWA Webinar given by Carolyn Robertson of BB. […]

Write On 2017! – Money, Money

WARNING: Today’s topic in our Write On 2017! series is NOT sexy. My apologies in advance. But here’s a cute weimaraner puppy for your viewing pleasure. In this series we’re exploring ways to keep you on course and on fire about your writing, stuff like missions and visions and goals that fuel our writerly souls. […]

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