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!

LOSS CAN STRENGTHEN YOUR WRITING

IN MEMORY OF NALA Decades after high school and college, my husband and I were packing up to move to our “dream house.” (Hint: that was four homes ago, which tells you dreams are not always what you think they … Continue reading

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Writing Down the Bones

Source: Writing Down the Bones Laurie Buchanan’s latest post is a reminder that, as writers, we must also make time for reading.

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Publishing Resources

Yikes, where has the time gone since my last post? I blame spring cleaning, travel, research, and writing almost 20,000 words of my new novel. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it! Meanwhile, Jane Friedman’s annual review of Book … Continue reading

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CHILDHOOD SUMMERS OF YORE

A lot of what I write about draws from personal experiences. Usually those experiences don’t translate precisely onto the page, but rather are selected pieces that fit a particular story line. Since I grew up in the fifties and sixties, … Continue reading

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TURN AN IDEA INTO A GREAT STORY!

Once again, Jane Friedman shares a guest post with innovative approaches to taking a basic (and seemingly trite or overused) idea and turning it into a captivating story. Read on: https://janefriedman.com/develop-idea-great-story/

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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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