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Remember? ME?

I don’t remember if I’ve mentioned in my blog before that I’m co-founder of the community, but we just finished a site redo, making many improvements. :-) Or so we hope.

The community is for romance readers and writers–or authors–whichever title you prefer. Personally, I think if you write, you’re always a writer, but you’re only an author when you’ve actually published something. I wonder if this is something I made up or if other people feel the same?

Anyway, that’s all beside the point, as I was talking about We’ve got a nice little collection of members and if I remember to do it, I’ll have to start a blog for the community someday. I’m just not that fond of starting a blog when there’s little chance I’ll have any more time for it than I have for my own. :-)

I read my latest how-to book in record time, but in the end, I don’t feel it ended as promising as it started. Lots of stuff about voice (the book’s called Finding Your Voice: How to put personality in your writing) but somehow I felt it fell short of the mark.

That’s not to say I didn’t like the book or that it didn’t have some good advice in it. However, I won’t re-read it for a while, for sure. On the other hand, the first time I read Beginnings, Middles & Ends by Nancy Kress, I didn’t think it was all that hot either. And now, I love that book and have referred to it many times.

So, I’m not giving up on the book, and I’m certainly not giving it away, but I’ll put Finding Your Voice away for a while and revisit it when I think I can gain something from it that I didn’t get the first time around.


  • Finding Your Voice: How to Put Personality in Your Writing by Les Edgerton
  • Beginnings, Middles & Ends by Nancy Kress

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