Author Archives: Dawn Lajeunesse

About Dawn Lajeunesse

I, like so many others, am a novelist struggling for recognition. In Her Mother's Shoes was published in June 2013 - available through Amazon, B&N and iPad, e-book (only $2.99!) as well as paperback. Autumn Colors was my first. Right now I'm working on a third novel, currently titled Gram And Me. My writings are mostly women's fiction. My website is Come visit me there also!


Greetings from frigid upstate New York! This weekend we are anticipating Minus 40 degrees with wind chill! The Good News: I guess you might say I’ve learned something about my lifestyle over the past six weeks. The Bad News: I … Continue reading

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The OREO Method of Critique

Originally posted on Clarbojahn's Blog:
Hi Readers! Some of you have asked what I meant by the Oreo method of critique last post. It goes by several names and here is the method I use when I give critiques.…

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Winning the attention of a well-connected agent and major publisher—AND having your novel viewed by the publisher as worthy of considerable investment—isn’t just about writing a good story. That’s part of it (unless you are a celebrity, which automatically propels … Continue reading

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What being a published author is REALLY like… #amwriting

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A New Opening for Gram & Me!

Thanks to the eye-opening comments of a friend who is not afraid to provide an honest critique, I have revised the opening pages of Gram & Me. Continue reading

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There are many days when I wish I were more tech savvy. Take my current blog dilemma, for example. For several years, I had an independent blog on WordPress. It linked to some social media sites, and my website had … Continue reading

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Did you know? Amazon has Several Publishing Options. Not just KDP.

Originally posted on chrismcmullen:
Image from ShutterStock PUBLISHING WITH AMAZON There are at least a half dozen different ways to publish a book with Amazon. Most people think of Kindle Direct Publishing, but that’s just one of many options: Amazon…

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