Category Archives: Hedi’s Book of Rules

Look Into Her Eyes

Self-publishing was not something I ever seriously considered for my debut novel, HEDI’S BOOK OF RULES. I admit it: I’m incredibly new, and painfully uninformed about the publishing world. But even wide-eyed-me realized that my book needed help–lots of it–if I went the self-pub’d route. And that meant … Continue reading

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RWA 2011 Oh, my.

It was my first Romance Writer’s of America national conference.  I got the badge, the package, and the tote bag. I shared a room with someone I’d never met. I took a limo to a publishing party. I ate at Ruby … Continue reading

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Blame Terry Fallis

This is a picture of the man you should blame if you make the mistake of ordering that fatal, last cocktail at the RWA conference.  He’s a Canadian political humourist, who’s written two very witty books: The Best Laid Plans and The High Road.  … Continue reading

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Outlines…*head thuds on desk*

I wrote Hedi’s Book of Rules totally by the seat of my pants–no outlines beyond a few index cards to remind me of the general direction.  Blithely, I plowed my way through to the end of my urban fantasy, inserting … Continue reading

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The Zucchini was long, really long.

Last week, I was on the late train, coming home from a U of T night class. Five or six kids were lounging by the door, waiting for their stop. “You should see the size of these zucchini, Man. They’re f—ing … Continue reading

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We sold Hedi’s Book of Rules

If you been following this blog, you know that my mission is to chart my progress from couch potato extraordinaire to budding writer with a Knight Agency contract. We need to take another detour, because baby, I’ll never have to wear … Continue reading

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Step Four: gather it up and toss it in the trash

If you been following this blog, you know that my mission is to chart my progress from couch potato extraordinaire to budding writer with a Knight Agency contract. The last two posts about my RT experiences were detours, and now … Continue reading

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