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Christine Rimmer

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New York Times bestselling author Christine Rimmer has written more than one hundred contemporary romances for Harlequin Books. She has won Romantic Times BOOKreview’s Reviewer’s Choice Award for best Silhouette Special Edition. She has been nominated seven times for the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award and five times for Romantic Times Series Storyteller of the Year.

A California native who first longed to be an actress, Christine earned her theater degree from California State, Sacramento and then went to New York to study acting. Later, she moved to Southern California, where she began her writing career with short stories, plays, and poems. Her poems and short stories were published in a number of small literary journ

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Christine Rimmer Cintia, the honest truth is, you not only need talent and all that, you need persistence most of all. You need to keep going, keep writing right throu…moreCintia, the honest truth is, you not only need talent and all that, you need persistence most of all. You need to keep going, keep writing right through all the fear and discouragement. That really is how people make it. They just plain don't give up. You also have to really LOVE the writing itself. I would still be writing if no one ever bought anything of mine. it's just...part of me. I've honed what I write to fit a market so I can get paid to write and not have to spend my energies on some frustrating day job. But even if I couldn't get anyone to pay me, I would write. And the more you write, the better you get. You have to write a lot of bad stuff and the good will come. But if you let yourself get discouraged, you're done. Because you'll never write the stories for someone to want to read in the first place. I wish I could tell you how to keep your spirits up. But I don't know what will encourage you. That will be specific to you. Some write because they're so mad at all the "idiots" who don't appreciate their writing. Some write because they HAVE to. Is this helpful at all? Probably not. I hope you keep at it. Because the determination to persist is the most important attribute of a successful writer.(less)
Christine Rimmer I push through it. We humans are creatures of habit and I make my habits work for me. I set realistic daily page goals and I work very hard to meet th…moreI push through it. We humans are creatures of habit and I make my habits work for me. I set realistic daily page goals and I work very hard to meet them. I get my butt in the chair for a set number of hours a day even if my creative side is on vacation. At some point, my subconscious gives in and says, "Well, okay. I'm stuck here in this chair in front of this computer. Might as well write."

I also find doing other creative activities than writing helpful. Arranging flowers in a pretty vase, an art project, "casting" my characters and creating Pinterest boards for each book filled with images that inspire me. All that kind of fills my creative well and gets me ready to write.(less)
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Donna Christine,
Thank you so much for accepting my friend request on Goodreads. It's really great to meet you.
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Christine Rimmer Christine, my pleasure! XOXO!

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