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So you want to be a better writer? Be evil.

What did I just say? Am I really advocating being evil to become a better writer? Is this about that whole sell your soul thing, because I thought we’d gotten past that… Nope. This is about an evil, yet magical object. I don’t blog about writing much, because I love to talk about writing. Once I started, everyone knows I wouldn’t stop and then the avalanche of unasked for opinions would likely crash the internet. Then YouTube videos of cute animals would become universally unavailable, and the world would sell out of Prozac in roughly 23 minutes. But at the risk of accidentally killing all the digitized puppies chasing ducklings, I’m going to blog about writing today. So what is the evil, yet magical object? It is a list, actually. I usually entitle my list, “Things that worry me about...
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What I’ve Been Working On…

So drumroll… this is my secret, most beloved baby of all, the novel I’ve been working on since this summer. It’s a strange duck, for sure: a romance novel about female sexual dysfunction. But it has all my favorite elements: musicians, college students, craft microbrew, screaming sexual tension, and a gorgeously muscled, soulful man with a secret. I call it A Cruel Kind of Beautiful. Here’s a little peek at an early version of my book description for this one: A Cruel Kind of Beautiful Jera McKnight loves music, loves beautiful men, and hates sex. Her perfect storm arrives in the form of ex-baseball star and nude model, Jacob Tate, who has a heart as big as his record collection. But she knows there’s no hope of a healthy long-term relationship that never gets physical, so she keeps Jacob firmly...
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Interview with Kindle Worlds Blog

Recently, I was pleased to be interviewed for the Kindle Worlds Blog. It was a great experience and they had some really intriguing interview questions. Author and Vampire Diaries fan Michelle Hazen has discovered breakout success publishing her Vampire Diaries fan fiction in Kindle Worlds. We had the opportunity to ask Michelle a few questions about her experience writing in Kindle Worlds, the craft of storytelling, and what’s next for her. Also, make sure to check out her latest The Vampire Diaries In Time We Trust trilogy: Trust in Darkness, Trust in Fire, and Trust in Betrayal. What inspired you to write for The Vampire Diaries world? I love the world, because vampires give us room for so much brutal suspense and exciting fight scenes, but they also give us a sense of history and time. Their immortal existence is...
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