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Characters with a Mind of Their Own

Several years ago I read an interview with a prolific author, and though I can’t remember which one, something she said really stuck with me. She said that her characters told the story… that they were in charge of the book, not her. Frankly, I thought her comment was ridiculous with a capital R. I…

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No Such Thing as Perfection

A lot of people describe themselves as “perfectionists”. I’m not one of them. I don’t pursue perfection, and—gasp!—I’m happy with less than perfection. More often than not, I’m happy with “good enough”. Does this mean I have low standards? That I don’t expect quality? No, not at all. To me, perfection means that one never…

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I’ve Got This Idea…

People always want to know where I get the ideas for my books, and the truth is that I see ideas for potential a romance novel almost everywhere. It all starts with a spark of curiosity. Something piques my interest, which leads to a bunch of questions floating around in my head. I’ll give you…

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