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Dan Brown- Writing Thrillers

2/5/2024

 MATERCLASS , PART 1

“Write as if nobody’s watching, because nobody’s watching.”

The Anatomy of a thriller

The 3 C’s

-contract

-clock

-crucible

CONTRACT

The promise you’re making to the reader (you never break it).

CLOCK

There’s always a time pressure

CRUCIBLE (something that holds things together)

 

Don’t let your characters run away, he/she has to face the villain. Give the hero nly one path he can't e...

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BIG MAGIC- Creative Living beyond fear

11/7/2023

The Universe likes to play hidden treasure with us. It plants a treasure within us and then stands back to see if we can find them. Remember this, we all have something wonderful within us, so stop doubting yourself and go find it!

The hunt to uncover these jewels is called Creative Living. The surprising result of that hunt? BIG MAGIC

So what is Creative Living? 

“A life driven more strongly by curiosity than by fear.”

The question most of us ask ourselves is, how? How do we uncove...

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Finding beauty in imperfection

10/16/2023

 Scrolling through social media, trying to stand out from everyone else. Trying to write the perfect book, or the perfect quote. Looking “beautiful, young, flawless”...
We are faced with “perfection” wherever we look, but dear friends, I have to repeat this to myself over and over again no one is. And it is precisely that, that makes each one of us beautiful; we are beautifully imperfect.
Kintsugi, is a Japanese art that when a vase is broken it is glued back together with gold highlights making those cracks stand out even brighter, maki...

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A tale of love and empowerment

7/25/2023

Thank you Vallarta Lifestyles for this wonderful article!

The Birth of “Latin Lovers Series”
Ideas, creativity, and imagination blossomed within Aggie, sparking the creation of the mesmerizing “Latin Lovers Series.” In February 2023, the world was introduced to the first book in the series, “Sweet & Spicy,” a contemporary romance bursting with love, sensuality, and suspense. The plo...

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How to activate your femme fatale vibe in three easy steps

7/22/2023

-Get more in touch with your pleasure. Yes, you read that correctly, it should feel pleasurable and good. We are not talking exclusively about sexuality, but sensuality. Sensuality involves your senses. All of your five senses throughout the day. Run your hands through your hair, enjoy and really taste the food in your mouth, smell the things around you. Feel more pleasure with tiny moments throughout the day. 

-Be intentional with your words. The femme fatale may not speak much but when she does she does it calmly and intentionally. There is power...

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top ten most talked about romance novels in book groups!

6/5/2023

Let me tell you, I have been victim of this... I am part of several romance novel groups and it's wonderfully addictive. I've found my tribe! We all love to read, especially romance, and I must confess I have bought several book because of these ladies recommendations. The last three bo...

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unlock your creativity and Steal Like an Artist

2/13/2023

Did you know you can train yourself to be creative?

Creativity is not reserved for musicians, painters, writers and dancers, being creative is a way of living, it’s about success in any aspect of your life!

“Creativity is a fundamental human skill, it is something we all need and it is a key to success” 

Creativity is simply taking separate concepts and putting them together making them appear as new. 

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There are many ways to train yourself to be creative and we will uncover many that I have found useful starting today with the book Steal Like an...

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We are all creative artists!

2/6/2023

Creativity is not reserved only for the chosen ones or the geniuses. It is not a lightning bolt that comes out of nowhere and strikes you with inspiration. 

It is a skill we are all born with, and can develop it even more and more on a daily basis. 

Our creative mind is working constantly, from deciding how to put together dinner leftovers and create a new meal from that, to what we will wear that day, to  painting a picture or writing a book. 

The first thing we need to do as artists (yes, we are calling ourselves that) is break free from the idea of not being good enough. The creative process has many phases, and believe me your first sketch, draft or clothes combination might not be the final result, and that is ok! That is why it is called the creative process… ...

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I'm in a love-hate relationship!

1/24/2023

Hey my friend, I have to admit I am having a love-hate relationship with my current WIP… A Lover's Wish, book 2 in the Latin Lover's series.

I have so many ideas in my head and I can see them fully, the love scenes, why they are...

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Alebrijes! Why we love them

1/19/2023

 Alebrijes are spirit guides, strongly connected with nature. The Aztec people created these symbolic creatures mixing two living animals. Their role was to link the spirits and the real world and guide a person through their lives. It is also said that they are guardians to the souls of the deceased.



In the world of the living, they are referred to as spiritual guides for the soul, reminders of your place in the world, and society, holders of the torch;...

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Character profile for A Lover's Wish

10/17/2022

In this day of the dead (dark) romance novel, we will encounter five main characters, one we have met already in Sweet & Spicy, Mariana. 

Mariana: She is our main heroine in this story. We know from the previous book she is not in a good place. It...

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books give us knowledge & power

9/5/2022

Hello dear friend, 

As you might know I am very passionate about autism awareness since I have am autistic son, and today I bring you a story that filled my heart with joy. I wrote my middle grade series Risho & Kaia based on my children in the hope that adults, teachers and children better understand what autism is. By the reader putting themselves in the main char...

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5 things I've learned from writing romance novels

8/29/2022

Hi dear friend, 

Today I would love to share with you some of the things I have learned  while reading and writing romance novels.

 

1.-We all have our own paths with our own personal struggles:

 

Every novel that you read, the character needs to go through some sort of transformation, a charact...

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5 reasons we benefit from reading romance novels

8/26/2022

Not sure if reading a romance novel is right for you? Here are five benefits I find when reading or writing a romance novel.

1- It is usually written by women for women, so the reader can very commonly identify and find a voice, inspiration and empowerment in the character’s journey. 

2.- It is a celebration of love and hope. As a roman...

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Writer's life is sometimes messy

8/17/2022

Dear friend,

This week I trudge fiercely into the fun but also scary place of brainstorming for my next romance novel!

My brain is a mess as i...

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Latin Lovers in Puerto Vallarta!

8/9/2022

Journey as a romance author-

 Contemporary Romance novel, Latin Lovers series book one is on its final editing round, and

I’m so excited this romance novel is entering this final stage after such a long journey…

A contemporary romance set in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! How hot is that? 

Nikki Evans, a North American scarred journalist falls for Diego San Roman, a famous...

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