Tagged with " strong female characters"
Creative Characterization with Author Jan Morrill
By     |    May 28, 2015
Posted in: Editing, Guest Blog, Jan Morrill, Spirit Lady, Writing     |    4 Comments

Creative Characterization with Author Jan Morrill

How often do you stare at a blank screen, pulling your hair out, gritting your teeth as you curse your muse? Maybe you’ve even crossed over into guzzling coffee (or martinis?) because you can’t figure out what to write next? It used to happen far too often with me. Then, one day, rather than trying to figure out the story myself, I began to ask my characters to help me, […]

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Bleddyn Hall by Amanda L.V. Shalaby
By     |    Mar 28, 2015
Posted in: Books, Publishing, Romance, Spirit Lady     |    No Comments

Bleddyn Hall by Amanda L.V. Shalaby

{Camille Faye here.} Next up in our Soul Mate Publishing “Spring For Love” blog hop this week is Amanda L.V. Shalaby and her new historical romance called Bleddyn Hall. Thanks for reading and having an empowering day, ladies! At the end of this post you’ll find a link to enter the “Spring for Love” giveaway which includes prizes like books and gift cards. Info about Bleddyn Hall: After a whirlwind romance during the London Season, Lady […]

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What I Love About Eleanor from Eleanor and Park
By     |    Jun 3, 2014
Posted in: Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    4 Comments

What I Love About Eleanor from Eleanor and Park

Set in the 80s, Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell is a young adult masterpiece. Yes, I said it–a masterpiece. I love this author. I love these characters. I love the setting. I love the plot. I love the voice. I love this book. Can you tell? First I’ll tell you Eleanor is a high school girl and Park is a high school boy. (I wondered about the title before […]

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To Have Sex or Not To Have Sex? Questions for Teens
By     |    May 27, 2014
Posted in: Romance, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    5 Comments

To Have Sex or Not To Have Sex? Questions for Teens

One of the topics I explore in Caught Between Two Curses—YA with romance, baseball and magical elements–is teenage sex: the pressure to do it, the desire to do it, and the complication it lends to relationships. Chapter one opens with my main character, 17-year-old Julie, the summer before her senior year, at home alone with her boyfriend, Gus–they’ve been going out for 2 1/2 years. He is ready to have […]

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The Truth About Princesses
By     |    Apr 22, 2014
Posted in: Books, Family, Parenting, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women     |    5 Comments

The Truth About Princesses

Here at my house, we are princess crazy. As a matter of fact while I ‘m typing this blog post, my daughter is happily watching Frozen with her grandparents. Some people don’t approve of how princess crazy little girls are. They wonder if we are sending our girls the right message. Will our daughters grow up to expect riches and happily ever after? What happens when little girls become teenagers […]

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