I'm Elijana (El-E-Ah-Na) Kindel, an indie romance author who specializes in writing hot mess (train wrecks waiting to happen) Happily Ever Afters. I know. I probably shouldn't admit that. But I'm a firm believer in calling it as I see it and the stories I write... they're messy. Hot. And sometimes? Soooo freaking unbelievable that I swear they're real. Real enough that they might as well be my life on a train-wreck-waiting-to-happen romantic adventure that's tunnel vision focused on getting knocked upside the head by a sigh worthy Happily Ever After. But that's me. A writer who didn't start out as a kid who wanted to write. Oh … Click to Read More about Hi and Welcome!
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"Write the first draft without editing." That's the most shared advice (in my experience) professional authors give to new authors. But is it really the best advice a new author should adhere to? In the last blog post I got the smackdown (literally) from my Inner Cave Girl about listening to my gut and how I muck up scenes when I edit as I write. (If you missed it, click here to be amazed and … [Click to Read More] about Inner Writer vs Inner Editor-who will win this epic showdown?
No matter how many times you ignored it or beat it over the head with society's expectations... THE DREAM REMAINS That's where I'm at. Right here. Right now. On the cusp of realizing my potential and my Happily Ever After. I'm doing it this time. Claiming what's mine. I'm not backing down. Or letting fear get in my way. Not this time. Not again. This time it's personal. This time it's for keeps. Because this is my dream. MY story. MY Happily Ever After. And I'm claiming it. Right here. Right. Now. MINE. Okay, so that's the intro to, um, like... me AND almost every … Click to Read More about Have you ever had a dream that wouldn’t go away?
Welcome to my Writing Articles Database! This is the place where I catalogue and save to share all the nuggets of wisdom I've picked up during my 20+ years studying the business of writing and publishing. If you're looking at this page in early 2018, then know that more content will be added to this site as I complete my first task for 2018 which is... Build My Reference and Knowledge … Click to Read More about Writing Articles
All's fair in love when Manipulating a Master... Five years ago, businessman Lucien Masters made a deal with his grandfather to save his sisters’ inheritances that required he marry by his thirtieth birthday. Ten days before the deadline and his fiancée in the wind, Luc scrambles to find a replacement bride. Fortunately, the solution to his problem is sitting right across the office and…