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Saying Goodbye by Sia Huff

Sorry I’m running late today. Actually, I thought I was supposed to post next week. That’s been my life of late. This whole spring seems like one piece of bad news after another, and I’m having difficulty wrapping my head around it. Today…this morning was the worst. I had to say good-bye to someone I […]

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Pushing Through Procrastination by Sia Huff

Procrastination: the act or habit of postponing or delaying In other words…not taking action. And isn’t that what we expect our hero and heroine to do? Go on a quest, find the treasure, defeat the bad guy, vanquish the evil queen. Just as there is no story without the protagonist taking steps and overcoming conflict […]

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Learning the Craft by Sia Huff

For the last eighteen months, I’ve immersed myself in the craft of writing. Attending conferences, taking classes, reading craft books… you name it, I’ve been working steadily at it. There’s so much to learn and consider when completing your manuscript. Plotting or pantsings? And if you plot – what kind – W plot? Snowflake plot? […]

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On Screen Kisses that Inspire by Sia Huff

As a romance writer, it’s important to pull inspiration from various sources. Movies are fabulous visuals. Writing your hero and heroines first kiss is all important. Your reader must anticipate the up coming contact as much as your characters. She should be longing for it – the undeniable chemistry, colliding with or overcoming some internal […]

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Snoqualmie Falls by Sia Huff

I have to say one of the best things about Seattle is it’s people. As the home of Microsoft, I expected most humans would have their head down, eyes glued to their technology. Instead, I found people friendly, helpful and respectful, wanting to take a few minutes out of their time to visit. It’s the […]

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