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naming characters

Naming Characters: Three Tips

December 21, 2015 5:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Don’t give characters names that begin with the same initial If you have two characters Richard and Robert, it’s going to be difficult for your readers to tell them apart when reading at normal speed. It will not help to change their names to, say, Rick and Roberto. You need... read more


Criticism: Three Tips for Writers to Take It

December 3, 2015 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Criticism. First: Aaaarrrrggghhh! Taking criticism is the worst. Horrible, horrible, viscera-writhing horrible. Okay, that’s done. Deep breath. The reality is: Taking criticism is a crucial way to grow as a writer. Consider the source of the criticism before you consider whether you can learn from it Take, for instance, reviews... read more

Julie Tetel Andresen covers the various romance novel genres.

Romance Subgenres: An Overview

November 30, 2015 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

My quest as a writer is to mine the riches of as many romance subgenres of this wide-ranging art form as I possibly can. The major division is between historical and contemporary: Historical Romance Subgenres Location and century organize this, one of the largest romance subgenres. The following time-periods qualify... read more

know your value

Know Your Value: Mika Brzezinski

November 23, 2015 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

On November 20th I attended the Know Your Value event hosted by Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s Morning Joe in Orlando. It was the last of a nationwide effort focused on empowering women to express their worth in business and in life. The other cities on the tour were Philadelphia, DC, Chicago,... read more