Why I got cool with breaking the rules…

Melissa Tagg On Writing 24 Comments

It’s been a little quiet around this blog in the past few months. My website silence started out of necessity in the form of a deadline. Back in June, I did a pretty massive rewrite of my next book. Like, I tore it apart. It was a LOT of work in a short amount of time. It also included a …

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    Meet author Wesley Banks and check out this sweet giveaway!

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    I love meeting new author friends online! I’m not sure how Wesley Banks and I got connected, but I’m really glad we did…because not only does his new novel, Hope in Every Raindrop, look wonderful, he’s a fellow NEEDTOBREATHE fan. Which, in my world, basically means “kindred spirit.”  One of the reasons I’m excited to read Wesley’s book (which is …

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      Win a copy of Crystal Walton’s debut novel EYES UNVEILED

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      File this under things I love about the internet: Meeting people like Crystal Walton! Crystal and I met through the blogosphere and we’ve exchanged emails a few times…and can I just say, she is super encouraging! And I’m so happy to have her here today. She’s talking about college memories…and she mentions the mega blessing of making it through college …

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        Debut author Rachelle Rea and The Sound of Diamonds

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        One of my faaaavoritest things is welcoming debut authors to this blog! When I first started blogging, I was a total newbie and several years away from publication. So many blogging friends walked me through the beginnings of my publishing journey and were there to celebrate when my first novel was contracted and later released. So it’s super fun to …

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          Win a copy of Gabrielle Meyer’s new novella collection!

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          True story: Last summer I was visiting my friend Gabrielle Meyer up in Little Falls, Minnesota, aka one of the coolest small towns in America (Charles Lindbergh!), when she got some BIG news. Not one, but two of her novellas were chosen to be in two collections in 2015. What ensued included squeals and hugs and possibly even some jumping …

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            Stuck on an elevator with a pirate.

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            Last week I attended the RT Booklovers Convention. My first time, and I had a blast. Got to spend time with so many cool writing friends (shout-out to Susie Warren, Rachel Hauck and Alena Tauriainen), chat with Bethany House folks who arranged a great “chocolate festival” event (shout-out to editor Raela Schoenherr and marketing veep Noelle Buss) and eat food. …

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              Jessica Patch is in the house!

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              Today one of my faaaavoritest people I’ve ever met in the blogosphere—and then later in person!—is here. Her name is Jessica Patch. Here’s proof that we have, in fact, met: Not only did Jess recently sign a contract for her debut novel—yay!!—she also just released her second novella, Just the Way You Are. I can’t even tell you how excited …

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                One of my new favorite books EVER…a Q&A + giveaway with author Lori Benton

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                Okay…I have been known to gush about favorite books and authors. It’s what I do. It might be my spiritual gift. But sometimes…sometimes all the gushing in the world just isn’t enough to capture how truly amazing a book really is. And that’s exactly how I feel about Lori Benton‘s new book, The Wood’s Edge. Seriously, within minutes of finishing …

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                  Special Mother’s Day post with NFL mom Wilma McNabb

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                  Today’s post has been in the works for a long time! Credit goes to my awesome agent, Amanda Luedeke, for connecting me with Wilma “Char” McNabb, mom of retired NFL quarterback and current NFL Network and Fox Sports analyst Donovan McNabb. I’m so thankful to Char for taking the time to chat with me, and I hope you enjoy this …

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                    Did someone say Josh Duhamel?? Guest post from Jill Kemerer

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                    I’ve been looking forward to today on the blog for soooo long! My awesome friend Jill Kemerer is with us. Her debut novel just released–Small-Town Bachelor. EEK! I’m so happy for her and so excited to welcome her to the blog. Jill and I thought it’d be fun to have a little hero chat. Because, you know, that’s a happy …

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