Tag Archives: Jayne Ann Krentz

Long or Short Scenes and Chapters

About five years ago, I listened to an RWA workshop by a bestselling author in which she talked about writing books with shorter chapters and paragraphs. She’d noticed that the chapters in James Patterson’s books were short, and she concluded … Continue reading

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Must Read Authors and Giveaway!

Barbara Elness won the $10 gift card for either Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Kobo. Congratulations, Barbara! I used to have many Must Read Authors. That was before so many of my friends became authors. Even if the author is … Continue reading

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Kids, Pets and a Giveaway!

Congratulations to Cate S! Cate, you won an ecopy of either DRAGON BLUES, CATTITUDE or STARDUST MIRACLE.  Yesterday, we posted a 5-star review by Amy R for Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis. Amy said, “I always like stories with kids and animals in … Continue reading

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Unforgettable (with giveaway)

I saw two good movies recently. Red and Hereafter. Red was great fun, and I’d been looking forward to it since the first trailer I saw with Helen Mirren, elegant in her white dress, shooting a machine gun. My husband … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Story

Today on writing blog Writer Unboxed, agent Donald Maass blogged about originality. It is something one of our guest bloggers, Kristin Cashore, tackled a few weeks ago as well. And as I sit, about to write the last chapter of … Continue reading

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The James Patterson Effect

A couple months ago, I listened to a Joan Johnston workshop from RWA National 2008 on writing a page-turner. In addition to writing a compelling beginning and ending of each chapter, she said we need two other ingredients to create … Continue reading

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Switching Gears

I recently switched genres, a big one, from women’s fiction to a paranormal novella. It felt right when I was writing women’s fiction, but it felt great writing the novella, breezing through it, and now taking more time with the … Continue reading

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Review – The Third Circle by Amanda Quick

Publisher: Putnam ISBN: 978-0399154843 Disguised as a a male servant, Leona Hewitt sneaks into Lord Belbridge’s private museum to steal back a powerful crystal that was stolen from her family. She doesn’t expect to find a murdered woman or Thaddeus … Continue reading

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