5 Reasons Why You (Even if Self-Pubbing) Should Enter the Melody of Love Contest

Hey guys 🙂 Just a heads up that my local RWA chapter (Music City Romance Writers) will stop taking entries for the Melody of Love Contest on September 7th. (Click here to enter and for more info) Since this is the last week to get those entries in, I thought I’d do a post on WHY […]

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Schedule Your Stop on the Where in the World is #Archetype ARC Tour

Just a reminder that I’m still taking requests for the Where in the World is Archetype ARC Tour. If you blog and would like to participate, please leave a comment so I can get you on the list. The book will be mailed between participants every two weeks. All we ask is that you take […]

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3 Things We Would Do To Make Superman vs. Batman AWESOME

Misty D. Waters: Hey, Charissa’s peeps! Charissa Weaks: And hello to all of you fabulous Misty followers 🙂 Misty: We’re co-authoring a post today, because, well, we’re awesome. AND, we got a little caught up in the Affleck business like everyone else. Charissa: We swear we do serious things like mother our children and write […]

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2013 Melody of Love Contest Now Accepting Submissions: Get Your Book in Front of an Editor/Agent! #MOL

RWA chapter, Music City Romance Writers, is now officially taking submissions for our annual Melody of Love Contest. This is a FABULOUS way to get your work in an editor’s/agent’s hands (and we have great Final Judges). Submission requires the first 25 pages. I’m lucky enough to be the Contest Coordinator this year and want […]

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Guess Who’s Freelance Editing?

Every manuscript needs editing before it’s sent out to the big arena of agents and publishers. If you’re self-publishing? Same rule. Your work should receive a good polish before throwing it out there for the world to see. When a writer lives with a story for months or years, it can be difficult to keep an objective […]

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Music for Your Writing

So if you know me at all, you know I’m a music freak. 🙂 Music gets my creative juices pumping. Yesterday, I had a 3 hour drive home by myself, so I did the only logical thing: *I had a concert in my car* Complete with singing at the top of my lungs and a few occasional […]

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Updates, M.D. Waters and Why You Need to Remember That Name

Happy Friday, everyone! I want to start off with a quick writing update. I’m revising the Urban Fantasy manuscript I started in mid-January and plan to query by late-summer. Taking my time, getting it right, and leaning heavily on my critique partners right now for guidance and insight. A process I know works. Because not so […]

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Writer Motivation via Edgar Allen Poe

Just a quick post today about not giving up. Lately–in my Twitter feed–I’ve noticed several peeps mentioning quitting writing. It’s understandable. I’ve been there. Writing isn’t an easy task for most, especially those just starting out. It requires time, focus, study, creativity, strategy. It occupies much of your brain space and when things aren’t working, […]

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