Suzie Quint's Blog

May 29, 2016

May 26, 2016

There is perhaps no more rewarding romance heroine than she who is not expected to find love. The archetype comes in many disguises – the wallflower, the spinster, the governess, the single mom – but always with one sad claim: Love is not in her cards. ~Sarah MacLean

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May 19, 2016

[image error]When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day's works is all I can permit myself to contemplate. ~ John Steinbeck
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May 12, 2016

[image error]No one can write decently who is distrustful of the reader’s intelligence or whose attitude is patronizing ~ E. B. White

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May 5, 2016

[image error]If you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered, anyway. ~ Stephen King
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April 28, 2016

[image error]What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree, with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny, dark squiggles. But one glance at it, and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books...
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April 24, 2016


Ideas for growing you mailing list
http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2015/01/15/fiction-email-list-subscribers/

Battle Scene are always Tricky
http://ryanlanz.com/2016/01/26/how-to-write-battle-scenes/

This deconstructs fight scenes. Good to know.
http://www.betternovelproject.com/blog/fight-scene/

We all want to sell well, but there's no magic bullet. Rosiland James tells her story, including the marketing moves she made.
http://www.rosalindjames.com/what-worked-for-me/

Facebook ads seem t...
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Published on April 24, 2016 00:00 • 3 views

April 20, 2016

Often I'll find clues to where the story might go by figuring out where the characters would rather not go. ~ Doug Lawson

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Published on April 20, 2016 23:09 • 12 views

April 17, 2016

It's always interesting to see how really creative people work.

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April 13, 2016

Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life…You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you,...
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Published on April 13, 2016 23:08 • 3 views