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!

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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Permissions and Fair Use

Here is another valuable and practical lesson from Jane Freedman’s blog: https://janefriedman.com/permissions-and-fair-use/    

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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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