Candace Havens

I love romance writers. The first time I went to a Toronto Romance Writers‘ meeting I was greeted with so much enthusiasm it was almost overwhelming. I’d never been in a room full of such supportive women before, so willing to offer advice and cheer for your accomplishments and sympathize […]

A hearty thanks…

Those of you who aren’t writers may see a lot of authors talking about NaNo or NaNoWriMo for the next month. November is National Novel Writing Month. It’s a challenge to write an entire novel in the month – or to be technically correct, to write 50,000 words in a […]

NaNo, NaNo, part deux

Today’s winner of a copy of Charmed and Ready is: Jody F Congratulations, Jody. Please send me an email at Leah AT LeahBraemel DOT Com with your snail mail address so I can send your book. There were 43 items in your list. Here they are in random order: Jody […]

Winner of Daily Draw #3

Today’s guest blogger is Candace Havens. I first met Candy back in the fall of 2006 when my critique partners convinced me to join her online FastDraft course. I’d stopped writing for close to 15 months at that point, and needed a swift kick in the rear. Candy delivered it […]

Please welcome Candace Havens!

I’m guest blogging over at Nikki Duncan’s today. I first met Nikki over at Candy Haven’s Fast Draft back in 2006. And now we’re both contracted authors with Samhain. How cool is that?

Guest blogging at …

… in the wrong hands is a dangerous thing. Alexander Pope in An Essay on Criticism, 1709 I’m taking a course on GMC that requires some intense concentration as I figure out my heroines’ internal and external conflicts – not an easy thing for me to do, especially in the […]

A little knowledge …

Days to Dallas: 96 days, 23 hours I’m taking two courses – Great Beginnings: How to introduce Irresistible Characters, and Writing with Sexual Tension. It’s only day two and I’ve already felt like I need to beat my head against the desk several times, that all my writing is crap […]

Can you teach an old (and entrenched) brain new tricks?

Days til Dallas: 98 days, 20 hours at this writing. First – editing the MS. Though it’s been a struggle, I’m getting there. I’ve rewritten the first chapter for what must be the … 8th? time. Although it’s technically only the third attempt for the paranormal version. And I’m much […]

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