Tipping in the United States: Not a Pretty Story

March 16, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
I learned the unhappy history of tipping in the U.S. only within the past month. Then I was inspired to write this blog upon reading an op-ed piece by Danny Meyer, the highly successful New York restaurateur who was my model for Gino Milano, the hero of Love After All. Tipping customs… read more
new adult romance

New Adult Romance v. Mature Adult Romance

March 13, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
Have you read New Adult romance? When I’m in the mood, it’s tons of fun. New Adult Romance The major characteristics of New Adult romance usually include: Present tense, first-person narration, often only from the heroine’s POV, sometimes split between hero and heroine; A big, broody hero who is likely… read more
Jan Romes

Jan Romes: Feed My Romantic Side

March 9, 2018
Advice from Other Authors | Julie Tetel Andresen
Today is a guest blog by romance writer Jan Romes. Writers, regardless of the genre they write, thirst for real life situations and real characters to give truth and zest to their fictional stories. That’s where I found myself at the beginning of 2018. I wanted and needed something genuine… read more
write with vigor

Write With Vigor: Seven Tips

March 6, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
Rosie was a riveter not a writer, but still she symbolizes for me the idea for us authors to write with vigor, which I take to mean strength allied with determination. Write With Vigor Tip #1: Read How do you improve your tennis game? The answer is obvious. You play… read more
sell more books

Sell More Books: Five Tips for Writers

March 2, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
All writers, whether traditionally published or indie, want to see their books fly off the shelves, whether real or virtual. What to do to sell more books? Sell More Books Tip #1: Consistently create content In order to build an audience and then grow it, you have to consistently create… read more

MeToo Monologues – Duke University

February 27, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
First thing to do: distinguish MeToo Monologues from the #metoo movement. Two weeks ago I wrote on the #metoo movement in a post-Valentine’s Day blog. The #metoo movement is a social media effort mobilized to highlight the problem of sexual assault and harassment, particularly in the workplace. In contrast, MeToo… read more