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Romantic Comedy Character Archetypes & Who Needs To Be Included comedy how to write light romance romance in story romantic comedies romantic comedy screenwriting storytelling tv writing writing writing coach writing fiction writing tips May 13, 2021

This week I'm talking about characters in comedy, specifically romantic comedies. What I am seeing in a lot of work that is coming in is the stereotypes of the snarky leading lady-who honestly, no one, not even our leading man, would like because she's too awful, and the womanizer leading man-who...

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How To Go Deeper With Your Characters am writing characters dialogue novel writing revisions screenwriting storytelling writing writing novels writing tips Apr 22, 2021

Hey, Writers! 

Happy Thursday. This week I'm talking about when you get that dreaded feedback that goes something like "I couldn't connect with the characters" or "she/he wasn't believable" or "I just didn't care." And, there's more too but you get the point. 

Your story is fine, but...

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Getting Behind in Your Publishing Goals? It's Okay!! female writers fiction novel writing womens fiction writing writing novels writing tips Mar 10, 2021

Hello, Writers!! 

Happy Wednesday and first of all let me apologize for not getting my blog posted last week. 

Life happened and I got behind which has inspired me to write today about what that can do to your writing goals and how to reset and push past it!! 

So, you have a plan...

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ACK I'm Still Getting Rejected! fiction novel rejections novel writing revisions writing Feb 24, 2021

UGH, you have sent in your manuscript or query letter and this time you did everything right. You took a class on writing the perfect query, you had your first pages reviewed, you sent to beta readers and STILL---the phone pings, you know you have an email, you go to it to see that big NO staring...

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Always Do What You Love For A Living am writing career creative life do what you love happiness screenwriting tv writing writer writing Feb 21, 2021
Happy Sunday!
 
Usually I blog on Wednesdays but I decided to toss in a bonus blog this week because this has been on my mind a lot! 
 
Here's a little reminder if you are stuck in a rut!
 

DO WHAT YOU LOVE and accept nothing less for your life and career. 

 
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It's All About Character & What That Really Means character storytelling writing writing tips writing well Feb 17, 2021

Hello Dear Writers!! 

Today, I'm talking about CHARACTER. 

The concept is simple. You write a story and it's filled with characters. Maybe you have one or two leads and then some sidekicks and potential villains but you know that you need characters. 

Sadly at the character level...

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Why Women Characters Need to Be Strong-Realistic screenwriting tv writing writing writing novels writing women Feb 03, 2021

Happy Writer Wednesday! 

Today I have a new video on YouTube about how to write strong older women characters and you can watch it here! (I'd love for you to subscribe and share with other writers) 

It's so important to represent women correctly in books, TV, and movies but still there...

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Writing Goals for the New Year-How To Make Them Realistic am writing daily habits new year new year goals writing writing goals Jan 06, 2021

Hello Dear Writers! 

It's Wednesday of the new year. It's 2021 and a lot of things are changing this month, especially if you life in the USA. (and I am happy about that myself). 

The last year has been a hard one and many people found themselves in two camps, the ones getting tons of...

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Happy Holidays & Storytelling in Holiday Flicks, why I love them!! hallmark countdown to christmas holiday films it's a wonderful lifetime romantic comedies storytelling writing Dec 23, 2020

Hello dear Writers!! 

It's the day before the day before Christmas!! 

Wishing you a very happy holiday!

I love the holiday season and I love the shops, the music, the movies, the gift-giving & receiving, I love everything about it. 

I do miss snow though--here in SoCal we don't...

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How to Stay Healthy As A Creative (who sits all day) female writers fitness health tips healthy stay healthy writers life writing Dec 09, 2020

Happy Wednesday !! 

I hope your week is going spectacular! Due to Coronavirus, there are many new restrictions sweeping the globe and that means that once again we are spending more time at home. 

It's a great time to finish that novel or get that screenplay finally written but it can...

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Have A Great Holiday & Believe You Are Successful am writing female writers novel writing writing Nov 25, 2020

Hello, amazing writers!! 

This week I'm skipping the blog because it's a shorter week here in the states and that means that I'm going to be busier than normal. 

I will be back NEXT week with more tips for being a successful badass writer!! 

Meanwhile, I have a BLACK FRIDAY special...

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Successful Writers Do These Things am writing novel writing screenwriting tv writing write writing writing tip Nov 18, 2020

Happy midweek WRITER WEDNESDAY! 

This week I want to talk about the habits of successful writers because they do make a difference. And they are ALL things that you can start doing right now to change your writing career and take it to the next level. 

1. Successful writers-WRITE. I...

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