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Kissing Scene by Melonie Johnson

Break out the Chapstick and Mentos – it’s kissing scene time! Here’ s my entry in the Kissing Scene Competition, hosted by Cupid’s Literary Connection. The following is an excerpt from my paranormal romance, To Catch A Fetch. A little background info to set the scene: Devyn Cartwright has been hired to do a photographic…

A Kiss to Build A Dream On

That’s what tomorrow’s post is, really. I dream of landing a literary agent – the one who will be the perfect match for me and my novel(s). This Valentine’s Day, fate may smile upon me, and with a little help from a certain Cupid, my dream could come true. Tomorrow morning I enter Cupid’s Literary…

My First Eight, And I’m Already Late

Ooops. Somehow I’ve managed to blow this before I even get started! Lemme splain: last week I caught a tweet by writing buddy Shannyn Schroeder about signing up for something called 8SentenceSunday. Intrigued, I poked around to learn more. My pokingΒ  (more clicking, actually) led me to the Weekend Writing Warriors website – a fresh…

Why Ghosts?

So I’ve been rambling on quite a bit lately about this writing thing…and I thought today, as 15 agents prepare to go to war with each other over the first 250 words of 60 aspiring authors (mine included)…that instead of talking about how I write, I’d focus on what I write…and why I write it.…

The Follow Up Tap Dance and A Bit of Begging

Nearly a month ago I got out my horn a did a boot of tooting…my novel had won first place in a contest! Go me! Toot-toot! It was exciting and felt good because, well – winning always feels good. Also, it was that whole Sally Field thing: “I can’t deny the fact that you like…

Revved Up and Recharged

I’ll just put it out there right now – I’m a sucker for a good compliment.Β  Though I have no problem working hard for the personal satisfaction of knowing I’ve done a job well, I also enjoy the occasional ego stroke. Tell me I did a great job planning a party or that my outfit…