ASK MIMI #9: Tips for Researching Your Novel, Inspiration, Editing, & Backstory

Hello, my fellow authors out there! I love getting craft questions, mostly because I rarely get the opportunity to talk shop. So keep ’em coming! These questions come from Katie Easton. Dear Mimi, How much research do you do before writing your books? Do you draw inspiration from other authors, and how do you keep […]

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ASK MIMI #8: Tired of Your Old Job? Maybe It’s Time for a Career Change!

Hello, all! This question is of a more personal nature. It comes from JM! Mimi,Thoughts on making major job changes after 18 years in the same field? JM, I’m sure you’re facing a difficult decision, and I can relate. Big time. After 18 years, you’re probably well established and making the kind of money commensurate […]

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ASK MIMI #7: Writing Multiple Time Periods? Here are Some Tips!

Hello, my fellow readers and writers! This question comes from Susan Manson. It’s also about craft, but I hope readers will also find it interesting! Mimi, I have my own series of books that I have a story outlined for characters from different generations & four overlapping planes of existence. How would you set up […]

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ASK MIMI #6: How to Write Sexy Love Scenes!

Hello again! Playing a little catch-up with all the fun questions you guys have been sending. This next one is a writing craft question. It’s also VERY BLUNT and DIRTY. So if that’s not your thing, look away. *Adults Only.* Rosalind Nelson White wants to know: Mimi, when you write a romantic scene, where do […]

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ASK MIMI #5: Software Tools for Authors?

Hello there, everyone! Well, I definitely missed the weekly column mark over the holidays. But between cramming in a book launch, writing a new book, taking a few screenwriter seminars, and SLOWWWWLY studying for the LSAT, this working mom has bitten off more than she can chew. Nothing new for us ladies. Am I right? […]

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ASK MIMI #1: The Zombie Apocalypse & Balancing Writing with Marriage

Well, hello! I’d like to WELCOME everyone to my first ASK MIMI column! I’ve already received some VERY interesting questions from you all. You’re going to LURRRV the two I picked for today. For those wondering why the hell I’ve decided to write a column, I think it’s a fair question. I mean, what qualifies […]

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