Author Archives: mtnwriter77

About mtnwriter77

I, like so many others, am a novelist struggling for recognition. In Her Mother's Shoes was published in June - available through Amazon, B&N and iPad, e-book (only $2.99!) as well as paperback. Autumn Colors was my first. Right now I'm working on a third novel, currently titled Transitions. My writings are mostly women's fiction, but Transitions takes a step into science fiction, with a romantic twist. My website is www.dawnlajeunesse.com, currently under re-construction. Come visit me in December 2014!

WRITING DREAM COMES TRUE…BUT THE PRESSURE’S ON!

All my life I’ve dreamed of the day when I would be free to write full time. Fitting writing in around working more than full time and juggling home and family was a challenge. And more times than not, writing … Continue reading

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The Life Cycle of A Book

Originally posted on Publishing Insights:
? This picture illustrates the (traditional?) publishing process, which involves four major parties and twelve steps. If authors take the self-publishing approach, some steps (e.g. Agent) might be optional; if only e-book version is produced (whether…

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RECOVERING FROM A SCATHING CRITIQUE

In my last post I talked about the value of multiple eyes on your writing. I’ve always believed in the importance of objectivity to assess a creative work, because the creator is too close to see it clearly. When I … Continue reading

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THE VALUE OF MULTIPLE SETS OF EYES

No, I’m not describing a fantasy character with lots of eyes. I’m talking about the importance of having multiple people view your manuscript before you consider it ready to shop for an agent or publish it yourself. Maybe I’m stating … Continue reading

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THE VALUE OF MULTIPLE SETS OF EYES

No, I’m not describing a creature with lots of eyes. I’m talking about the importance of having multiple people view your manuscript before you consider it ready to shop for an agent or publish it yourself. Maybe I’m stating the … Continue reading

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FEELING A NOVEL

People read for different reasons. Lovers of non-fiction are absorbed by history or science or politics – or whatever topic draws their interest. Lovers of the novel vary just as much, with some drawn to science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, … Continue reading

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TRANSITIONS IS DONE!

Well, sort of. Last Saturday I finished the first complete draft of Transitions, my third novel and the first in a three-book series! It is a draft because, while much of it has been edited, the last part (which I … Continue reading

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