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Scarlett Dunn

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Scarlett Dunn Writer's block may be different for everyone. When I'm at the keyboard and my fingers aren't moving - that's my block. I know at these times that too …moreWriter's block may be different for everyone. When I'm at the keyboard and my fingers aren't moving - that's my block. I know at these times that too many "other things" are occupying my thoughts, so I get out of the chair and go for a walk. I deal with the things on my mind, and then get on with the solution for my story, and I ask God for help. I'll have to tell you there are days when I'm editing one book, writing another, and outlining another, and my brain is definitely on overload - I take a lot of walks!
Stop trying to write when you are worrying about the things that require your attention immediately - deal with those things and then go back to the keyboard. You'll find things go a lot smoother.(less)
Scarlett Dunn This is a tough question since I'm not sure if it is asking how to begin to write a novel, but that is what I will answer. Of course, the broader resp…moreThis is a tough question since I'm not sure if it is asking how to begin to write a novel, but that is what I will answer. Of course, the broader response is: NEVER GIVE UP! I know I sound like Winston Churchill!

I have a friend that tells me she wants to write, and she starts, and she stops! I tell her my advice is like the Nike commercial - just do it! I think she is too self-critical, and believes if the first few pages aren't perfect she shouldn't continue. How you begin a story doesn't mean it can't be changed! It will not be perfect - you may think of a better way to begin the story as you delve deeper. Before I start the first paragraph, I have an outline, and have already developed my characters and understand their motivations. I know them so well that I can tell you what they had for dinner! That seems to work for me.

Write a few chapters, set it aside for a few days and then read it again. If it is interesting to you, chances are it will be interesting to others. Ask the opinion of those that you know will tell you the truth, not what you hope to hear! Granted, that will be difficult, so try not to ask family members!(less)
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Western Historicals

Writing western themed historicals leaves me in awe of the people who were brave enough to make the journey westward. People often ask me why I love the time period, and I say, how could you not! The people were brave, resilient and exemplified the American spirit.

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What great fun returning to Lakeside Resort and catching up with Susan’s well-developed characters and all of the four-legged babies. You feel like you are catching up with old friends and will certainly enjoy this entertaining story. I won’t give a ...more
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I’m now ready for Christmas! It was so much fun catching up with Jenny in Susan Schild’s latest novella, the third in the series. Just like the first two books, cuddle down and get ready for a sweet cozy read. As always, the characters are fun and th ...more
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I loved catching up with Jenny, Luke and their furry friends. The story is warm and fun, with great characters that keeps the story interesting. Jenny is a woman learning new skills, determined to make a success of her venture. Susan always delivers ...more
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“I've seen enough cowboys in my life to know I don't want one for a husband."
...Victoria
"Every good man I know is a cowboy."
...Colt
Promises Kept”
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“Do you plan on marrying Charles?”
She shook her head.
“Good. I wouldn’t want to shoot him, but I would."
... Finding Promise”
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“I've seen enough cowboys in my life that I know I don't want one for a husband." ...Victoria

"Every good man I know is a cowboy."...Colt”
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“Do you plan on marrying Charles?”
She shook her head.
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“What’s bosoms?” Cade asked.
“You’ll find out when you get older,” Jake said.
"A lot older," Colt said.
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