How Do You Know It’s Done?

- by Susan Lyons

Unpublished writers always ask that question. How does a writer know the manuscript is actually finished? The usual answer is, “Is it the best you can do at this stage in your writing career?” If so, then you have to let your baby go, to sink or swim in the real world. When you’re published […]

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Advice for Wannabe Writers

- by Susan Lyons

My local Chapter of Romance Writers of America holds an event each year at the main branch of Vancouver Public Library, usually scheduled for around Valentine’s Day. This year, our event was held on February 11, and I was the moderator. Speakers were Kate Austin, Lee McKenzie, and Kaylea Cross. The topic was “Is Happily […]

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Is the Book an Endangered Species?

- by Susan Lyons

We’re in a recession and, basically, the economy is in the toilet. For those of us who read and/or write books, we have to wonder how that’s going to affect us. Random House CEO Markus Dohle says, “Because of the current economic crisis, our industry is facing some of the most difficult times in publishing […]

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Facing the Fear Monster

- by Susan Lyons

Before I get started, I’d like to say Happy Thanksgiving to all you Americans, from a Canadian who celebrated our Thanksgiving a month ago. I hope you all have a wonderful day with family and friends. Maybe this is kind of a strange topic for a day of thanksgiving, but I want to talk about […]

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