8 Rules for Writing

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You know, now that we’ve written two books, we are officially experts on writing (teaching, photography, fashion, decorating, anything else you can think of, really.) And we’d love to share with you some things we’ve learned along the writing journey, specifically “writing tips.”  So happy Monday from our hearts to yours, we hope some of the below information helps you … Read More

In Search of the Perfect First Line

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Hi friends! It’s official, we are “done” with our first book, and while we wait for feedback from our beta readers on our second book, we’ll be submitting Remember Us to a number of agents. Please cross all your fingers and all your toes with us. That being said, now that we got to The End, we went back to … Read More

How To Read More

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When we aren’t writing, we LOVE to read! But life and being a wife and motherhood and jobs and simply being tired can, at times, make consistent reading difficult. We wanted to share with you some ways we help ourselves read more: Don’t watch TV every night! I (Lindsay) try very hard to keep my TV viewing to one night … Read More

Fangirl//Book Review

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One of the most consistent things we do for our own writing is to read. We read fiction, non-fiction, biographies, histories, leadership books, personal development books, young adult books. It’s an incredible gift to be able to learn from other authors and have our own creativity fed by the beautiful things they’ve created. To that end, we will be sharing … Read More

What If I’m Actually a Terrible Writer?

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I was in the middle of putting this subject on my list of blog topics when my friend who has been beta reading our second book messaged me. “Also, I hope to finish your book soooon and maybe we can meet for coffee to discuss 😁📝☕” (Gulp.) What if she has to tell me it’s all horrible, the worst thing she’s ever … Read More

A Rose by Any Other Name…the story of our Names

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Masses, It’s official, our website is launched, and we’re celebrating in our separate corners. Thanks for visiting our writing site; we’re excited for this space. We’ll use it to share our writing journey, give you snippets of our books, engage in conversation with other authors, etc. For today, we thought we’d give you a bit of background on our names. … Read More