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#SaysTheEditor: Breaking Point

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

You’ll often see experts talk about torturing our characters, and the need to do it. There are good reasons for it. Yesterday, for me, was a breaking point day. You know: one of those days where the day was going really well, I got good news, and then bam! Six things went wrong all at […]

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Featured New Book Spotlight: Bitten by Snake Oil by Shiloh Saddler

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

Out of the blue came an inquiry: do you post about m/m romances? Of course, I said. I am an equal-opportunity promoter — it’s not as if my own books weren’t banned from certain sites due to Trevor’s adoration for the f word, and every other word found objectionable (and some that aren’t). So without […]

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Introducing Lines of Distinction

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

Welcome 2015! I gotta say, 2014 wasn’t so bad. It was tough and the start was definitely rough, but overall, my mantra of Only the Good continues to be realized. I’ll take it. So to give back, I decided to introduce a new promotional feature here at West of Mars, for authors of all ilk. […]

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#SaystheEditor: The Itch

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

I sent my last project back to its writer last Tuesday, December 23, intending to take a long, well-deserved break. I’ve been feeling a little toasty, a little burned out, and there are things I want to catch up on and a new initiative to launch. I spent Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with the kids […]

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Featured New Book: Holiday Delay

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

It’s Monday. Where’s the Featured New Book? On delay. I’ve got fun stuff from author Shiloh Saddler, but I’m pushing to finish up this edit before Christmas Eve. Add in a sick kid and … yeah. The chaos over here has intensified. Stay tuned. Good books and better tunes (or is that the other way […]

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