“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ” ~Sylvia Plath

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Unsent Letters is an interesting blog and book project. You’re invited to submit your letters for possible inclusion in the second book collection of letters or the regular blog posts of letters. The letters should be written to a real person or event and express authentic emotion. Though the editors prefer “real” letters, they’re open to fiction, as long as it sounds real. Payment is $25 to $250 per letter. For more information, see their guidelines.

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A Willing Spirit received a lovely review from The Romance Studio.  The reviewer writes: “Ms. Myers writes a touching, believable story of the physical and emotional dangers faced by a white woman falling in love with a half-Indian man in the 1850s. The book is a delightful read and I got so caught up in the story of Tessa and Micah that I read it in a single day. This tale of two people struggling between the acceptance of their community and their growing love for one another is one you will remember fondly.”  Check it out here or buy the book here.

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Brenda Novak’s auction continues through this month. All the money from the auction goes to the fight against juvenile diabetes. Check out the hundreds of great offerings, from free books to one-on-one sessions with agents and editors. See everything and make your bid here.

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Amazon will launch its own line of romance novels this fall. Montlake Romance will debut with a book by New York Times bestselling author Connie Brockway.  Amazon plans to release digital, print and audio formats of romance books under the new imprint. Romance novels have been some of the best-selling titles on Kindle and Amazon clearly wants to take advantage of this. Right now the program is invitation only. Amazon plans to expand into other genres, such as mystery and speculative fiction, with additional imprints later.

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