Jami Gold

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After building a Fortress of Solitude from books in her to-be-read pile, Jami Gold moved to Arizona and decided to become a writer, where she could put her talent for making up stuff to good use, including winning the 2015 National Readers’ Choice Award in Paranormal Romance for Ironclad Devotion.

Fueled by chocolate, she writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy tales that range from dark to humorous, but one thing remains the same: Normal need not apply. Just ask her family—and zombie cat.

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Jami Gold I'm a teacher at heart, so I love sharing what I've learned. I could talk for *months* about writing. LOL! That's why I have a whole blog geared towar…moreI'm a teacher at heart, so I love sharing what I've learned. I could talk for *months* about writing. LOL! That's why I have a whole blog geared toward writers, with hundreds of articles about plot, characters, scenes, character growth, etc. (at http://jamigold.com/blog/ and check the sidebar for a search box and menu of post topics).

My first piece of advice would be to embrace the learning curve. Don't expect to go into writing and be able to learn everything--and then be done learning. Nope...the learning goes on forever--think *journey* not *destination*. ;)(less)
Jami Gold I love being a writer for *many* reasons! :) But my favorite part is getting to know my characters.

I write "organically," meaning that I don't know ve…more
I love being a writer for *many* reasons! :) But my favorite part is getting to know my characters.

I write "organically," meaning that I don't know very much about my story before I start, and I end up writing by the seat of my pants. So for me, writing a story is like making a new best friend, as I learn about my characters: their likes and dislikes, their personality, etc. And then I get to see them grow into their potential over the course of the story--fun!(less)
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How to Make the Most of Our Story’s Tropes

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Its time for another one of my guest posts over at Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisis Writers Helping Writers site. As one of their Resident Writing Coaches, Ive previously shared:

insights on how to approach an overwhelming revisionhow to increase the stakes (the consequences for failure) in our story7 ways to indicate time passage in our stor Read more of this blog post »
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I used to think that when people fell in love, they just landed where they landed, and they had no choice in the matter afterward. And maybe that’s true of beginnings, but it’s not true of this, now. I fell in love with him. But I don’t just stay with him by default as if there’s no one else available to me. I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.
This is basically what I think about relationships. When people say commitment isn’t easy, they don’t just mean fighting over one person leaving all the drawers and cabinets open (that would be me, in my marriage)—they mean it really isn’t easy. But I didn’t really have an interest in making Tris and Four’s relationship the central conflict of any book. They make plenty of trouble for themselves, but it’s not usually with each other, at least not long-term. I like the contrast between their relative stability (not without conflict, but still: stability) and the instability of their worlds.
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If you've heard of this book, it's likely because of one of two reasons. One, because it won the RITA (and was the first win for a Black author in the contest, ever *sigh*). Two, because it's a hard read due to graphic abuse on the page.

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Like many writers, I have the original ET. This book has been my #1 Go-To Writing Help book ever since the first version released.

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“If our goal is not to "succeed" or avoid failure or mistakes, but to learn something, we will never fail.”
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“The kiss wove between gentle and frenzied, liquid and greedy, silken and primal, and he sucked every second of bliss he could from the forbidden pleasure.”
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Briana Gaitan Thanks for accepting my friend request. I am a fellow writer and a huge fan of your blog! Have an awesome day.

Savannah Jami, thank you for the friendship.

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MBR Hi Jami,

Thanks for the friend invite! :)

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Jami Thanks! I'll be posting lots of Harlequin books to my account as I get the chance. I was able to pick up loads of books at the RWA conference.

Harlequin Books Hi Jami, I'm pleased to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves or about eHarlequin.com which has a new look and all it has to offer, please ask. I'll be happy to answer. I’ll also have Harlequin news updates on my profile on a regular basis so be sure to stop by to keep up on everything Harlequin.

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