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 www.dawnlajeunesse.com. Come visit me there also!

HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO

Anyone out there remember this Bonnie Tyler song from the eighties? “Holding Out For A Hero” Where have all the good men gone And where are all the gods? Where’s the street-wise Hercules To fight the rising odds? Isn’t there … Continue reading

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Keep Writing Through The Tough Times

Once again, I’m borrowing from Jane Friedman’s blog (why re-invent the wheel?). Her guest post, written by Jessica Strawser, discusses five ways to keep writing when life’s tough times intervene: https://janefriedman.com/5-ways-keep-writing-life-intervenes/#comments

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Queer Quotient in Hindu Mythology

I found this posting, by dhairyasathvara, quite fascinating, supporting the belief that sexual preferences and gender identity are not as prescripted as much of society still attempts to make them. “What seems unnatural is also natural.”  Tomorrow I will return to … Continue reading

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Buried by Boxes

We just completed our third move in four years. Well, saying we completed it is a bit of an exaggeration, given that, after four days in the new house, we still have so many unopened boxes and “stuff” we can’t … Continue reading

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INSIDE THE MIND OF A SWEET SIXTEENER

I am moving. I’m also attempting to create a believable sixteen year old girl for a new story line. How are the two related? I’m fifty years removed from being sixteen. And I had no children. How can I recall … Continue reading

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Keep Writing to Get Better?

If you just keep writing, will you get better? This is the topic of a recent post by Jane Friedman (https://janefriedman.com/practice/), drawing from the informative book, Peak, by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool. The reality is that you need the … Continue reading

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The Long Road to a Finished Novel

I’ve posted a few times about the completion of the first draft of my third novel, currently titled Gram & Me. I had high hopes of editing and polishing and maybe even securing an agent by this summer. Many revisions later, … Continue reading

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