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Judy Kammeraad – Butt Glue – My Week with Elmer

by SSRA Blog Contributor

Receiving the Butt Glue Challenge, Judy was not to be intimidated by a plain bottle of Elmer’s Glue. In order to regain her muse, she photo shopped a face and designed clothing to give “Elmer”personality. This character enhancement inspired Judy to write, but at the end of the day, she rediscovered that her own true love was her real inspiration for writing romance fiction.

Boogie Writes: Guilty Feet

by Jennifer Taylor

The struggle between feeling Genuine Guilt or Bogus Guilt can prevent you from writing. Take charge of your creativity by treating your writing as if it was a full time job. Build your writing habits, and you too can prevent Guilty Feet Syndrome!

Boogie Writes: Karaoke-Me

by Jennifer Taylor

Is your Muse stuck when it comes to writing love scenes? Loosen up with special songs that remind you of romantic moments from your first crush, or with your current love.

Boogie Writes

by Jennifer Taylor

In my column, I will share my thoughts on writing romance novels, my daily hustle, if you will, toward better writing and publication and the connection between my two loves, words and music. Just so you know, every so often, my body gets the “Boogie Fever” and I must get down with my bad self. Welcome to Boogie Writes. I hope you enjoy it.

February President’s Message

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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Did you know that February is Creative Romance Month? As romance authors, this is a big month for us! Here are some dates to make the most of the month for you and your writing: TODAY: Check and see how you’re doing on your passport goals. If you need a kick start, listen again to […]

Butt Glue Challenge

by SSRA

For those of you who did not attend our January general meeting, not only did you miss a great program (which fortunately, you can view HERE, thanks to our SSRA president and presenter, Dylan Newton and SSRA Historian and video guru Rhonda Kauffman), you also missed our new SSRA Secretary, Jennifer Taylor, throwing down a […]

November Issue of Mermaid Tales Has Docked

by SSRA

Jennifer Taylor, our wonderful newsletter editor, hopes that you enjoy this month’s issue of Mermaid Tales and adds, “Our contributors have outdone themselves with their articles, and I’d like to thank them for their hard work and professionalism. Happy Learning!” This month’s issue features articles from SSRA members Jennifer Taylor, Loretta Rogers, Judith Kammeraad, Flossie Benton Rogers, […]

November Program: The Secrets To Pacing In Your Novel

by SSRA

Loretta C. Rogers, President of Sunshine State Romance Authors, is an award-winning, multi-published author who will present “The Secrets to Pacing in Your Novel” on Saturday, November 16th. The pace of a novel in any genre is important. During this free seminar, she will show how to strengthen a weak plot through the use of pacing to keep […]

This October Take Your Manuscript from Snore to “More!”

by SSRA

This Saturday, Oct. 26th, we have a do-not-miss workshop on self-editing your manuscript. Useful for both new writers and veterans alike, SSRA Vice-President and Paranormal Romance Author Dylan Newton will be walking you through all you need to know to take your manuscript from Snore to “More!” In Saturday’s workshop, you’ll learn the following: Clues […]

2013 Prod Your Muse Challenge

by SSRA

SSRA Members: It’s time to rev up your computers for the 2013 PROD YOUR MUSE challenge! Official PYM begin date: March 1, 2013 Official end date: Dec. 20, 2013 (You have 9 full months to birth your novel). Fee: $10.00 You can enter online via PayPal (You do NOT need a PayPal account to do this) by clicking the PayPal Button […]