Happy New Year! What’s new in the Garden?

Happy New Year, Gardeners!  It's a great time to be in the Writer Zen Garden. Inside this blog: Prompt Circles are back - next one is Jan 21st from 2-4 at Open Books Walking In This World online workshop, Jan 22nd through April 22nd F.E.A.R.S. Workshop - Finish, Edit, Analyze, Research and Submit, Feb 5th to Mar 4th Dialog - Who Says What To Whom, March 12th to March 25th A to Z Blog Chal...
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Y is for Yoga

Some of the benefits of Yoga are: Increased flexibility. Increased muscle strength and tone. Improved respiration, energy and vitality. Maintaining balance. Weight reduction. Cardio and circulatory health. Improved athletic performance. Protection from injury While I love Yoga...I really do, in this instance I'm using it as a metaphor for writing. Now how can you apply these w...
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S is for Sex Scenes and Story

As a writer of Erotic Romance- although I may have to rethink my branding, because what was Erotic ten years ago, can be considered main stream now, it's important to keep sex scenes creative and fresh. How do you do that?  One thing I always try and do is give my star couple their own thing.  By that I mean giving them an act you won't find in another of my books.  I've written 10 books and it c...
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M is for Man-titty

This week, I will be enjoying a bevy of man-titty at the Romantic Times Convention in Las Vegas,Nevada. I recently read an article in the New York Times.  The article was a look into the romance industry regarding male romance cover models. According the the article, having a man on the cover of your book is three times more likely to sell than a woman on the cover.  Of course it stands to r...
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G is for Goals

As a writer, Its important to have goals.  Milestones that represent our accomplishments in the various avenues of our life.   Whether it is work, our health or travel planning. Invariably when I set a goal - I break out my Franklin Planner and write tasks down to complete said goals.  If  I'm writing I'll set so many words per day.  I have stickers, different colored pens, highlighters and...
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A is for Artist’s Way…

By all accounts I’m a newbie to Julia Cameron’s the Artist’s Way and my status is “currently reading” on Goodreads. :) That being said, I can at times be a bit of a zealot when I find something new and “shiny”. When I read a book that sparks my passion, or uncovers hidden truths about writing, craft, publishing or any non-fiction books sparking a “Right on…” sort of response. My family i...
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