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My Life Collapsed on December 29, 2013

In a nutshell— My husband died unexpectedly that morning. My husband’s death left me responsible for managing all elements of our severely disabled adult son who lived with us and required 24-7 care. While my husband and I performed well as a team, his tasks were ones I never wanted to handle. He spent hours

How Attending the WisRWA Write Touch Conference was like Writing a Romance Novel

Everywhere I looked, a potential story scene loomed. Who was she meeting in that corner room? Why is she rocking out in front of everyone with her happy dance? That's what attending the Write Touch Conference did to me. It inspired me to be creative and share my tales through the power of the written

The Things I Didn’t Do

Like most writers I know, I collect inspiring/encouraging quotes and keep them where I can see them in my office. Somehow, these quotes and thoughts are shortcut reminders of various attitudes and qualities we need as writers: determination, persistence, fired up creativity, the courage to dream big, making course corrections, and so on. You probably

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The Internet is Not Forever, and Other Useful Social Media Advice

“The internet is forever.” Wrong. We’ve all heard this warning. I say it to my teenage daughter all the time. But this so-called helpful advice is not only not helpful to you, if you’re like most people, it’s probably detrimental to your success on social media. Unless you’re talking about nudie pictures, (public service announcement:

New Release Tuesday – November 2018

Congratulations to the following WisRWA members on their new releases this month.                 A War Within by Katherine Hastings                   On Par with a Fairy by Lyla Bardan                   Laossin: Prince of

13 Ideas to Inspire Creativity

Ever have a deadline and have no clue how you’re going to meet it? That painful moment that seems to last ten years where your brain refuses to engage in thought and you’re left idea-less. I was there just minutes ago when I realized it was my turn to post and I had no topic

New Release Tuesday – October 2018

Congratulations to the following WisRWA members on their new releases this month.                 Forgetting the Scot by Jennifer Trethewey                   Salt & Venom by Amy McNulty                   The Dance Hall Wife by

How to Avoid Writing Burnout

We all know about writer's block, yes? That nagging problem where all of a sudden the words and ideas stop flowing. Usually after a day or so, the ideas start flowing again. No, I'm talking about a real burnout where everything seems to have run into a solid brick wall. You see, I've been writing

Write Touch Conference Registration is now OPEN!

Registration for WisRWA’s Write Touch Conference opened on the 1st of October. Our biennial event promises to offer something for every genre fiction writer. No matter if you’re starting your 1st book or finishing your 25th book, we’ve planned a conference to meet all your wordsmithing needs. #WisRWA19 will be in downtown Milwaukee at the

Promotion Thursday – October 2018

It's Promotion Thursday for October. Check out where you can find our WisRWA authors this month. Melonie Johnson's exclusive cover reveals for Smitten by the Brit and Dared by the Bad Boy, books 2 and 3 in her Sometimes in Love series will take place on October 24th on the USA Today's Happily Ever After page.

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