What Hollywood Always Gets Wrong About Gunshot Wounds and Other Inside Info From Kimmery

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

  This week we are writing about Easter Eggs. Not the chicken byproduct you decorate with pastel colors in the spring, but hidden messages—winks, secret puzzles, and inside jokes—concealed within the pages of our books. Almost all authors include at least a couple of these little nods in their work, whether intentionally or unintentionally, but few of us take it to the lengths of someone like Dan Brown, whose books…

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Yes, I’m Needy, And Other Confessions From Jenni L. Walsh

Thursday, October 13, 2016

This week we’re doing confessions. If you missed Crystal, Amy, or Lynn’s posts, get after them next (and look out for Tiffany’s tomorrow). But right now, I’m about to drop some truth on ya. Yes, I’m needy, and other confessions from Jenni L. Walsh: I loved TWILIGHT. I did, though so many times writer/reader friends give me a “for real?” look. I flew through the series prior to beginning my author adventures,…

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Lynn’s Confession: Books Are Like Boyfriends

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

  I’m going to shoot straight with you and tell you something I suspect a lot of authors are afraid to admit: every single book has its own unique set of limitations. There’s no such thing as the One Great American Novel (or memoir). The reality is as authors we make thousands of choices, and sometimes those choices create give-and-take sacrifices. It turns out a single book can’t be everything.** When…

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I Must Confess – True Stories of a Writer

Monday, October 10, 2016

This week’s Deb topic is about Confessions! Each of us are sharing something unknown, something hidden about us, our books or our writing process.  Today I am going to confess. All the sins of my past, the wayward thoughts and actions that led me astray. It might not be pretty. Feel free to turn your head away or cover up that smirk. I still managed to spit out a 418…

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The Secrets That KILMOON Keeps

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A very happy pub date to Lisa Alber! KILMOON is officially out in the world today, and is sure to intrigue, enlighten and engross readers everywhere. As one of the Debs said earlier, launch weeks are like Christmas around here…we couldn’t be more thrilled to celebrate Lisa’s big debut, and to have you celebrate with us! ::Natalia clears throat, puts down the confetti momentarily to switch gears into her topic::…

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Deb Dana Has a Surprise Announcement

Last week, when I saw the topic for this week’s post, I thought, “UGH. A secret I can share? Do I have any of those?” And then I got a call from my agent on Thursday. What was this call about, you ask? Well, I can’t tell you quite yet, making it the perfect topic for this post. But suffice it to say, our conversation involved books. Specifically, books written…

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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4 Things That Help Deb Sarah Feel Balanced (Even When She’s Not)

Oh, balance, where art thou? Somewhere in the last four years (note the milestone here–four years ago was when my first son arrived!), I’ve lost hold of her. And in her place? Her evil sis, chaos, has entered. But, this doesn’t mean I haven’t fought–hard–to get my grasp back on balance. Sometimes I manage, other times I don’t. But any hard-working, super-busy mom–or any hardworking super-busy person–knows that balance isn’t…

Thursday, December 9, 2010
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Oh The Thinks You Can Think (or Do!) by Deb Jenny

I think we’re writing about our hidden talents today. My talent is definitely hidden, because it’s done behind closed lips. Now, don’t be jealous. Because you, too, can try along at home. My talent? I can tie a maraschino cherry stem in a knot with my tongue. Aren’t you impressed? Well, I once was as well, when someone revealed to me that this was their skill. Never did I think…

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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Color-coded secrets by Founder Jennifer

Lately, I am overwhelmed by other people’s secrets.  I’m not even talking real people here.  I’m talking characters.  With each book I write, it seems like the secrets get more complicated, the webs more intricate and tangled.  Which is a good thing.  The problem is keeping track of all of them as I go along. For my latest project, I’m trying something new and radical – I’m actually writing an outline. …

Saturday, October 6, 2007
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Secret Layers by Deb Jess

Secrets can have many layers. At the top, you have your fairly innocuous secrets…what you bought your mother for Christmas, the surprise birthday party you’re throwing for your husband, the tiny ankle tattoo you hide from your boss and grandmother. Another layer down, and shades of gray start to appear. Maybe this layer is reserved for instances when a friend is backstabbing another friend, tacking on a tacky, “But don’t…

Friday, October 5, 2007
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