So This Is Happening…

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We have a big update coming soon so we decided to make a little video (and another video so you can see Linds too) to get us alllllll excited. So the actual update is just around the riverbend. Stay tuned! Merry Christmas from us. xo.

We’re Still Alive!

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Okay, okay, we’ve been entirely neglectful of you, our dear masses, but that’s about to change. But first, let’s catch you up a bit on the last six months: We were on a break. Not quite like the Ross/Rachel break, but you get the general idea. For various reasons, we’ve not been able to write together for the second half … Read More

Patriotism and all That

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This week is always big for me – the first week in July holds both Canada Day (July 1) and Independence Day (July 4.)   As an American married to a Canadian, my hubs and I try to honor both sides of our history and cultures. For while I would say our countries are rather similar at the end of the day … Read More

5 Mistakes We Made While Writing

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We are, among other things, committed to honesty and vulnerability. We have made so many mistakes along our writing journey and are happy to share them with you here. Our hope is that you can learn from them so you don’t have to endure the same bumblings, and perhaps you can laugh a little too. So without further ado, and … Read More

Small Great Things//Book Review

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I just found out that one of my most recent reads, Small Great Things, is destined for the big screen. Yes, yes, I’m a little behind on the news. Anyway, it’s starring Viola Davis and Julia Roberts, so let’s all be excited. (If you listen to the Lindsay half of us, you should always watch the movie before you read … Read More

How to Find My Writing Inspiration

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I’ll only speak for myself here, but there are a few things I believe bring out the best in my writing self. On this sunny Monday, I’ll share a few of them with you. 1. Silence. I can’t write with music or noise at all. 2. Location. I hear I’m not supposed to bring my work to my bedroom, but I … Read More

How To Title Your Novel

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Or- How to Succeed at Titling Your Novel Without Dying. Maybe you are the kind of person who can both write and title your book effortlessly (if so, we are immediately suspicious.) I will say, we are not those kinds of people. When it came to titling our first book, the conversation went a lot like this: Over the course … Read More

Celebrating the Milestones

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Hi friends, Happy Monday! We wanted to give you a head’s up that after some mad editing skills from Courtney (thanks, Courtney!) we have officially submitted our first manuscript to a few agents. We FaceTimed each other as we each hit send on our very first email submission and are excited about the agent list we curated. This morning I bought … Read More

Meet Layne James

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The first thing you should know about me is that I’m from Kentucky, the second is that even though my state is famous for it, I don’t like bourbon. The third is that I’m trying really hard to like gin because one of my writer friends told me that “legit writers always drink gin.” For as long as I can … 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