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Jill Kemerer · 6d ago

Researching Contemporary Settings Without Traveling #WW

On Saturday I gave a presentation at the Researching the Romance academic conference (#BGSURomCon18) hosted by the Browne Pop Culture Library at Bowling Green State University, which happens...
Jill Kemerer · 1W ago

What Are Your April 2018 Goals?

On the first Wednesday of each month, I share my monthly goals and encourage you to in the comments.  Sorry I’m a week late this month! Before I list my April 2018 goals, I’m reviewing last ...
Jill Kemerer · 3W ago

Move More; Write More

For two months I’ve been letting my exercise goals slide. I haven’t given up on them completely, but the 5-6 days a week turned into 2-3 days a week. I noticed other goals of mine flitting a...
Jill Kemerer · 1M ago

Internal Conflict: Digging Deeper #WW

One thing I love about internal conflict is that a character recognizes she is emotionally protecting herself from something and thinks she knows why, but as the story progresses, she realiz...
Jill Kemerer · 1M ago

What Are Your March 2018 Goals?

March is here! Yay! March is always cold here, but at least we’re on the tail-end of winter. It’s good for one thing–I get a lot of writing tasks accomplished!     On the first Wednesday of ...
Jill Kemerer · 2M ago

Twitter Advice 2018

I used to spend a few hours every day on social media sites, but a while back, I found myself wondering if it was all worth it. I wasn’t engaging with people as much, and I drastically cut b...
Jill Kemerer · 2M ago

Teasing the Reader to Continue Your Book #ww

Last Thursday was a bad writing day. After lunch, I threw my hands in the air and suppressed a scream. I knew where the story needed to go, but I wasn’t sure how to get there. I had several ...
Jill Kemerer · 2M ago

What Are Your February 2018 Goals?

On the first Wednesday of each month, I share my monthly goals and encourage you to in the comments. Before I list my February 2018 goals, I’m reviewing last month’s progress. Last Month: Ji...
Jill Kemerer · 2M ago

Using Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies to Meet Writing Goals

Last weekend I was blessed to speak at Maumee Valley Romance Writers, Inc. Every January we have our annual goals discussion. The first half of my talk was about basic goal-setting: taking t...
Jill Kemerer · 3M ago

Author Platform: Newsletter Providers

  One of the essentials of an author platform is establishing a mailing list. The easiest way to do this is to sign up with one of the numerous newsletter providers. I confess I resisted sta...