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August 2018: Writing Advice
~ Heidi Betts ~

CTR asked:
QUESTION: What is the one piece of writing advice that has stuck with you and why? (Something other than ‘write what you know.’)

Heidi Betts said:
Follow your process.

Every author you talk to, every workshop/conference you attend, you will be inundated by advice about how to plot, how to write, how to manage your time, etc. The problem is, you can’t do everything exactly how someone else–let alone everyone else!–does.

After complaining that I couldn’t seem to write as fast as Nora Roberts or plot as amazingly as Karen Marie Moning, a friend told me to find and follow MY OWN process. Whatever works for me. Wow, what an eye-opener.

From that moment on, I was much less critical of my own writing skills and the way I work. This isn’t to say I don’t still welcome input from critique partners or editors, but I don’t rag on myself if it takes me an entire week to write a chapter when Nora has probably written an entire trilogy. xP I’m not Nora…I’m Heidi…and I’m okay with that. 😉


One Wedding, Two Brides ("Fairy Tale Brides" - Book 1) by Heidi Betts cover

One Wedding, Two Brides (“Fairy Tale Brides” – Book 1)

[Humorous Contemporary Romance]

Jilted bride Monica Blair can’t believe it when she wakes up next to a blue-eyed, smooth-talking cowboy in the middle of nowhere and with a ring on her finger. It had sounded like a great plan at the time. Get married, get revenge, and get her money back. So why is she cleaning out stables and trying to keep her hands off the hot cowboy helping her?

Ryder Nash would have bet his best Stetson that you’d never see him walk down the aisle. But when the city girl with pink-streaked hair and a frog tattoo hatches a plan to expose the conman who married his sister, no idea is too crazy. And even though Monica might be the worst rancher’s wife he’s ever seen, he can’t stop thinking about the wedding night they never had.

What was supposed to be a temporary marriage for revenge is starting to feel a little too real…

Available in Ebook:

Entangled Publishing


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