Eileen Richards

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For Eileen Richards, reading has always been her drug of choice. Nothing fixes a bad day better than a good book. She’s loved the romance genre since she was a kid sneaking romance novels from her grandmother’s stash. She knew one day she’d have to write her own. Fast forward thirty years, two kids, two grandchildren (so far), and she achieved her dream.

Eileen’s books are about love, laughter, and family. Whether set in London society or a small village, her stories are sassy, sexy, and tend to bend the rules just a bit. Life is just to short to not be a little bit naughty.

Eileen resides in North Carolina with her husband (of too many years to mention) and a diva greyhound called Honey.

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Eileen Richards I get to live my fantasies in my stories. I love history. Writing gives me the opportunity to live there while I write my books.
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Nice to meet you! Nothing is more frustrating than having all these stories in your head and not be able to get past the blank page. Trust me,…more
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Nice to meet you! Nothing is more frustrating than having all these stories in your head and not be able to get past the blank page. Trust me, anyone who writes has been there.

Here is what I do:
1) Read. I read my favorite stories over and over again. They are old friends and remind me why I want to tell stories. I read writing craft books to figure out what's blocking me and how I can improve.
2) Journal: I will buy a brand new notebook, grab a pen and just make notes about what's in my head. It could be why I feel sad or inadequate. It could be character sketches or plot notes. Eventually whole scenes emerge.
3) Write everyday. Put words on the page. It might be crap but you can edit. Do a rough outline of what you need to write for this scene and just start typing or writing. This is hard. It takes practice. But you cannot edit a blank page. Sometimes writing with pen and paper help break the block.
4) Do not give up. It took me 7 years and many manuscripts to finally get published. It took a lot longer to get the nerve up to submit my work.

Being able to tell a story is a gift and a talent and is so worth it. Develop good writing habits so that you can write through the down moments of life. Channel this frustration and sadness into a character. It's a good strong emotion.

Please let me know how you are doing and if this was helpful. I hope one day to read YOUR stories.

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Fortune’s Wish by Eileen Richards was a wonderful book. I loved the playful interaction between John and Victoria, and how John knew what he wanted, but Victoria keeps him guessing if she wants the same. I love Victoria for her spunk, sk..." Read more of this review »
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Martha Perez Hi Eileen! Nice to be friends with you :)
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