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Cover Reveal: The Trouble with Scarecrows – (Trouble with Men Book 2)


I’m thrilled to share the cover for the second book in my Trouble with Men series :  The Trouble with Scarecrows. The contemporary romance will be released in April of 2016.   Book 1 – The Trouble with Snowmen is available now at Amazon. Love and Laughter, Dorlana

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Rough Draft Diary Entry #3


June 15 – June 21 Not a lot of words written last week – but I feel I needed this time to get my thoughts together. So you can guess what my goal is for this week – type, type, type … Trouble with Men Series book #3 – words written: 779 When I opened …

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My Poor Neglected Back-Burner Story


I started writing the rough draft for my Hansel and Gretel inspired young adult book back in February 2010. I’ve worked on it off and on throughout the years – although most of 2014 past without me even opening the file – but my progress keeps getting interrupted by different projects, like in 2012 when …

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Writer Humor from The Carol Burnett Show


Sometimes when I’m writing/editing and changing a lot of things around, I imagine my characters getting disgusted at me and saying, “Make up your mind, woman!” It reminds my of the writer skits from “The Carol Burnett Show” like the one below. Funny Stuff.

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Second Draft: relax and write


After printing, reading, and making notes, I’m officially on my second draft of my contemporary romance. I’m not going to worry so much with grammar and line-edits yet – that’s next draft –  but below are some of the things I found I need to fix. Characterization – This is the biggy. I have backgrounds to …

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