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Carol Megge Discusses “Finding Character”

by SSRA Blog Contributor

Carol Megge provides us an interesting perspective into what Samuel Johnson has taught her about writing. Based on ideas presented by Mr. Johnson, Carol has discovered our own fictional heroes, heroines and villains have weaknesses and flaws they must conquer, or at least realize, in order to change. In romances these changes ensure an HEA ending. This blog promises to stir your own thoughts about conquering weaknesses.

Butt Glue Love Affair – Not!

by Loretta C. Rogers

Not to be outwitted by a very sneaky bottle of Butt Glue, Loretta Rogers relates how she outsmarted the fiendish white bottle of goop that almost refused to let her go!

NaNoWriMo is upon us!

by Dylan Newton
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Dylan Newton

President at SSRA
Dylan Newton was born and raised in a small town in Upstate New York where the local library was her favorite hang-out. Despite earning a degree in English Literature, Dylan spent more than a decade sidetracked by an executive position in corporate America where she swears she contracted testosterone poisoning. After leaving, she dedicated herself to more estrogen-rich passions, like motherhood, writing romance novels and her never-ending quest for the perfect date night.

Dylan married her high-school sweetheart and they are busy living out their own happily ever after in sunny Florida with their two incredible daughters and a snoring Shiz-Tsu.

Dylan can be found online at: DylanNewton.com
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Yes, it’s November and the smell of printer ink and pencil lead is in the air. What? Can’t smell it? Breathe deeply–it’s NaNoWriMo time! Those of you that know me are aware that I got my first publishing contract thanks to National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo). It was back in 2007, and I’d already written (and […]

The Writers Inner Toolbox

by SSRA Blog Contributor

Michael Ditchfield asks the question, are you happy with what you’ve accomplished so far as a writer? If not, Michael shares some inspirational words to help push us all to the next level, and reminds us… we are all winners!

Boogie Writes: ISBN Grateful

by Jennifer Taylor

In this month’s Boogie Writes, Jennifer Taylor expresses her appreciation for the support provided by each and every member of SSRA, and the generosity of the many published authors within the chapter who are always willing to share their vast knowledge of the craft and the publishing world.

Butt Glue Sees the Other Side

by SSRA Blog Contributor

Toni S. Harris accepted the Butt Glue challenge and was surprised at the results. It seems the “Butt Glue Dude” prompted Toni to make a trip north. Where did they go and why? Well, it’s all here… come join Toni on her Butt Glue adventure!

RWA 2015 – Mikki Cober in NYC

by Mikki Cober

SSRA Takes NYC By Storm! Or so the New York Times headlines should have read. RWA 2015 was a terrific conference, and everyone who attended came away refreshed, renewed and invigorated. We invite you to read what Michele Fowler (aka, Mikki Cober) took away from Nationals this year, and it wasn’t just a huge box of new books to read… enjoy!

Boogie Writes: Chicken Fat

by Jennifer Taylor

This months’ Boogie Writes takes us back to our elementary school days. Gym class in particular. Why, you ask? What could this possibly have to do with writing? You’ll just have to read the latest from Jennifer Taylor to find out. Enjoy!