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!

Writing Goals

I recently subscribed to David Farland’s communications, and this one jumped out at me. Most of us talk about goal setting, but how many of us follow through? Read what Mr. Farland has to say about goals: https://mailchi.mp/xmission/david-farlands-writing-tips-time-to-get-serious?e=d6bb19ca2f

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How Many Story Types Are There?

Interesting perspective on what makes for a story type and what that means: https://www.janefriedman.com/there-are-only-2-types-of-stories/

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The Comeback Challenge

How did it happen? How is it that I’ve written only about 8000 words since November 2017? First, my litany of excuses–some valid, some unworthy. December was, well, the holiday season! At first, I kept saying, “tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow…” … Continue reading

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Is Human Kindness Lost?

If it is, we must find it again. Today I’m sharing a moving post from a blog called “A Bit of a Geeky Mom. It seems like people (mostly young, but all ages) communicate increasingly with their hand-held machines and … Continue reading

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A Writer’s View of Rejection

There’s a lot to be said about rejection in the writing world.  Read David Farland’s perspective here: http://ift.tt/2BVRdpN

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Is Writing Devalued by Giveaways and Discounts?

Jane Friedman addresses the question in her post, with a link also to her article in Publishers Weekly: https://www.janefriedman.com/giving-away-writing-free-cheap-yes-no/    

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I loved reading this as the year closes, as reminder of what is important. I’m joining my blogging friend Laurie in pledging “Peace begins with me. Right here. Right now.” Hope you will, too. And meanwhile, if you haven’t read Racing in the Rain, I recommend it!

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