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. My third novel, Star Catching, was released in November, 2016 and has been very well-received! My writings are mostly women's fiction, most also suitable for YA. My website is www.dawnlajeunesse.com. Come visit me there!

BAN THE BLOCKS!

It’s all about the writing. Excuses don’t cut it if you are serious about your writing goals. Whining won’t get the words onto the paper. Taking your dog for a walk doesn’t take all day, and still leaves time for … Continue reading

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You’re Not Done Yet!

THE SECOND ACT NOVELIST (https://janefriedman.com/second-act-novelist-6-ways-prepare/) I love this post on Jane Friedman’s blog–probably because I relate to it so completely. I spent many years whining about how I wished I could afford to stop working so I could write full … Continue reading

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On Muslim Women’s Day, let’s just remember they’re human too.

Source: On Muslim Women’s Day, let’s just remember they’re human too. I felt this was an important post to share, given the limited information and misconceptions among many Americans.

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Insight Updates on E-book Sales

Once again, I’d like to refer you to a post on Jane Friedman’s blog site, with an update on the status of e-book sales she posted last year: https://janefriedman.com/myth-print/  

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Helpful E-book Publishing Info

Jane Friedman’s latest blog provided useful information about the process for publishing an e-book: https://janefriedman.com/how-to-publish-an-ebook/

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FISHING FOR FEEDBACK

I often have multiple projects going at the same time. Generally, though, one keeps rising to the top, the one I want to be perfect from the first paragraph. The opening page of a novel can make or break a … Continue reading

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Serial Journey Begins

I’ve embarked on a new writing adventure – a road I’ve never traveled before. It all began with a cozy mystery-loving friend – let’s call her Joanna. Out of the blue, she proposed the idea of writing a cozy mystery … Continue reading

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