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 #4: How Do You Find an Editor?

Hello to all the authors out there! This week’s question comes from a gal who’s working on her next book. As many have or will discover, getting the book written is just the beginning of the journey. The next step, editing, is extremely important, which is why I picked this question. Dear Mimi,How do you […]

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ASK MIMI #3: Family Squabbles? To Apologize or Not to Apologize

As most of us prepare for Christmas, we’re thinking about gifts, travel, hosting family, and baking cookies. This year, of course, there is the added fun of COVID and lockdowns in some places. (Ick, ick, ick!) However, most people will be seeing family, even if in smaller groups. And family gatherings often bring with them […]

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ASK MIMI #2: Publishing Contract Watch Outs

Hello again! I hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day. I know we did, despite the current challenges. Now it’s time to start thinking about Christmas and New Year’s! OMG. How did it come so fast? Anyway, thanks to all the folks out there who sent in their questions! Keep ’em coming! Even if I […]

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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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BADASS IMMORTAL WARRIOR SEEKING MRS. RIGHT: Inquire Within

The Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. Series is back! And this time, the gods’ fiercest warrior is hoping to find single women to date his men. Why? Great question. First, there’s a plague, but it only affects single immortals. Everyone with a mate is immune. Second, his men are some pretty tough dudes, so finding women who’ll […]

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