When things seem at their worst, ask yourself one thing

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No one gets through life without at least a few screw-ups. Some of them will be minor, some of them will be bona fide doozies.

  • Leaving my purse on a public bus right after someone had paid me back $200 in cash
  • Setting half my kitchen on fire
  • Working for a boss…


Yes, they suck, but here’s how to deal

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“This book was poop!” ~Goodreads Reviewer


Why bully romance is so popular right now

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Trigger warning: there may be descriptions of scenes that may be upsetting for sensitive readers.


The secret success behind Jessica Knoll’s first published novel

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When Jessica Knoll’s debut novel, Luckiest Girl Alive, was published in 2015, the cover with a black rose and bold yellow title played center stage in bookstores across the country. After all, it was a New York Times bestseller.

She Paid Attention To What Was Trending


And is it worth it to include your book in KDP Select?

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Amazon currently offers a service called Kindle Unlimited where, for a monthly fee (currently $9.99/month), readers can indefinitely borrow up to ten books so long as authors/publishers have chosen to include those books in Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Select.

How Do Authors Include a Book in the Program?

Authors publish their books to Amazon via Kindle…


What it’s like to bare it all outdoors as a woman

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“Hippie Hollow.”


It’s a lot easier than you think, even with a full-time job

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I make a living writing novels of anywhere from 65,000–95,000 words. It’s a fairly lucrative career, which in and of itself is decent enough motivation.

So How Do I Do it?

Fair warning, I’m a pantser, not a plotter. …


It’s perfectly okay to use adverbs

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Jake was seriously pissed off.


And how yours can too…maybe

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Let me get the bad news out of the way first. Yes, it was a romance novel.

Adrienne C.

Dominatrix of the written word. I write about writing, politics, race, money, religion, sex — hence the editor of The Third Rail

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