Day in the Life: exciting news ‘under construction’

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Although still “under construction” (aren’t we all?), behind-the-scenes work continues on my new website, as well as the launch of Always the Write Time once-monthly emails that contain exclusive content, free giveaways for eNews subscribers, special promos to win fun book-related goodies and previews of my upcoming real-life “fairytales.” Spoiler alert: Stay tuned for my latest sweet short story featured in Woman’s World April 12 issue (on sale April 1)! I promise your inboxes won’t be bombarded — and your support would mean the world to me. Connecting with readers who believe it’s always the write time for hope for new beginnings, humor in the messy middle & heart for happy endings will help me better craft the stories that you want to read. As a thank you for signing up, you will receive a complimentary PDF of my Top 5 Sweet Romance Reads for 2021.

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No. 1 game-changing life hack from 2020

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I know, I know: the calendar professes 2021. And that means the proverbial clean slate. Yet, I continue to marvel at the lessons I learned in 2020. One of the best—and I dare say “game-changing life hacks”—happens to be my “discovery” of the podcast. OK, I realize podcasts date back to 2004. (I never promised I’m a quick learner—just that you can teach old dogs new tricks). But when the catch phrases work from home, curfews and self-isolation served to shrink our respective corners of the world last year, my introduction to podcasts provided a way out, so to speak. Podcasts, for me, became an open door to expand my knowledge base on such topics as tips and techniques for authors, writing as a business, online “church” and more. And the best part? You can subscribe—for free—to any and all subject matter that piques your interest. My favorite this week? Write Now podcast with Sarah Werner.

What’s your game-changing life hack from 2020?

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