Song playing right now on my playlist: “Me and Bobby McGee,” Janice Joplin Writing and the Writing Life: What could be Worse Than a Cliché? Tiffany Lawson Inman has a quick search you can do on your manuscript that could help you punch up your prose. Dear Author reports on a disturbing practice by some self-pubbed authors: When […]

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Recently I received an email from a writer friend who’s agented, but has not had any luck selling her first novel. She told me that her agent says that the problem is that her hero and heroine are too much like real life and that she needs to make them into the romance cliché, and […]

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Writing: Janice Hardy has advice on how to recognize plot devices: Knowing the Future: Avoiding Predictable Plots Through Plot Exposure In Romancelandia, the Smart Bitches had a lively discussion this week on Virginity Cliches in Romance For those also trying to perfect their query, Roni Loren can help clarify the process for you: The Single Best Piece of […]

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