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!

TIME FLIES…

…when you’re both working on a story AND having fun! In the past 6-8 weeks I have written a little over 10,000 words on my novel (working title: The Eyes Have It), enjoyed two brief vacations, put the final touches on … Continue reading

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One More Time: Climbing Author Mountain

Continuing from my previous post, REVISITING THE AUTHOR MOUNTAIN CLIMB, let’s assume you’re not one of the lucky few who gets swept up into the arms of an effective agent and generous publisher. You’ve been sending your queries and the … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Author Mountain Climb

Some parts of the writing experience never change – particularly for writers trying to break in to the world of traditional publishing. This post is a recycled, updated old post that is as true today as it was the first … Continue reading

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OPTIONS FOR E-BOOK PUBLISHING

There are various approaches to converting your Word document to one that can be uploaded to Amazon. Unfortunately, some can be embarrassing disasters. Read Jane Friedman’s suggestions for a successful conversion: https://janefriedman.com/word-epub/

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THE KEY MAY BE THE CHARACTERS

When you are unhappy with the progression of your story’s plot, it may be the problem lies with your characters. Read Jane Friedman’s blog to learn more: https://janefriedman.com/trouble-with-plot-or-character/

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Perfect Pitch

There is no such thing as perfect pitch to agents and editors at a conference. But with careful preparation, you can minimize your anxiety and maximize your chances of a positive outcome. Jane Friedman tells you how: https://janefriedman.com/pitch-agents-writers-conference/

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UNPLUGGING

I unplugged this week. And now I feel like I just returned from an expensive spa! We have had this week’s vacation planned since – well, since we signed up for our little cottage last year around this time. Usually, … Continue reading

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