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Grit is the Quality Most Correlated with Success: TED Talk with Angela Lee Duckworth

By on Friday, Nov 22, 2013 | 0 comments

I saw this video on Facebook this week and found it to be the most inspiring piece I've seen in a long time. I hope you watch and are inspired, too!Psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth discussed in a TED talk the factor most significantly correlated with success in life. (This video is from the Huffington Post at [...]

Getting Ready for the Golden Heart Part 2: The Writing

By on Friday, Nov 15, 2013 | 7 comments

So are you polishing your Golden Heart entries? Great! Last week I talked about Story—making sure yours was big enough, had the right elements to be a romance, and how friends can help you to see those big-picture things.Today I want to focus on the Writing. At the end of this blog post are some [...]

Getting Ready for the Golden Heart, Part 1: Your Story: Make it a Good One

By on Friday, Nov 8, 2013 | 9 comments

Today and next Friday, November 15, I'm going to post some pointers for those of you who are planning to enter the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Contest, which opens to entries on November 12. (For more information, go to rwa.org and look under "Awards" and then "Golden Heart." Here's the link:  http://www.rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=536)What does [...]