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About jfkaufmann

Not unlike my characters, I lead a double life: by day I'm a mother, a friend, a colleague, and the queen of my kitchen. When the moon rises, however, I shift into my other self and, as Queen of the Night, I reign the magical world of my imagination.

Who was J. R. R. Tolkien’s writing coach?

My free seminar saga – the conclusion. But before that — I’d like to tell you I’m doing NaNoWriMo, for the first time ever, and I’m four days AHEAD of schedule. Steve Alcorn, my instructor from several Gale courses I’ve … Continue reading

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Shock Me, Baby

I’m still writing about that webinar from the last two posts, on how to become a profitable author in less than six months, which was directly connected to some online challenge you can take. I’m really thankful I had the … Continue reading

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Book cover trends: Fabio is out of fashion!

One of the guest presenters in the free online event I watched in October was a guy who’s a big gun in book cover business. He talked about what you should never put on your book cover. No scenes. No … Continue reading

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You are the only one who can tell this story

In the last week of October, a week before NaNoWriMo, I got an opportunity to watch a series of presentations aiming to make a profitable author out of your shy, writing-for-the-pleasure-of-it self.  It was a five day event, each day … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Night, formerly known as ‘Blind Date’

This September I had the opportunity to attend a free, three-day webinar on e-book publishing and marketing. Lots of things I heard made sense. I wanted to try some of the ideas. Revamping my novella, Blind Date, seemed like a good start. … Continue reading

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Find the cover. The story will follow.

There is no right or wrong way to start writing a book. It could be from the beginning. It could be a specific scene–I did it with Asanni –and then building the story around it. You could even start from … Continue reading

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Love gone wrong, love done right…

… in a fabulous story of chance romance. Blind Date got two more reviews. It’s currently unavailable–I unpublished it to fix a thing or two. It’s going to reappear with a new title and a new cover. So the reviews: … Continue reading

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