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Jody Hedlund
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Jody Hedlund is an award-winning and bestselling author of inspirational historical romances.
Jody Hedlund is an award-winning and bestselling author of inspirational historical romances.

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3 Ways to Add Depth to a Novel
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund  I recently received an email from a young writer, Theresa, who asked this question: “My books come out more like short stories (under a hundred pages) rather than full books. Are there any tips or tricks that you can share wit...

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Merry Christmas 2016
Hedlunds 2016 Happy Holidays! Thank you for swinging by our family blog to catch up on Hedlund Happenings! Every year, I look forward to sharing a glimpse of real life (as opposed to fictional life !). As you can see from the sidebar, 2016 marks the 7th yea...

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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #3
I'm doing something a little different on my blog today! I'm participating in the Fall 2016 Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! Please join in the fun! You have arrived at Stop #3 in the hunt. WHERE: The hunt begins with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site . The h...

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5 Reasons Your Plot Stalled
It's my privilege to host Janice Hardy here on my blog today. Janice is the author of several fantastic writing resources, including Planning Your Novel: Ideas and Structure , a series of self-guided workshops that help you turn your idea into a novel, and...

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3 Tips to Help Increase Writing Output
 By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund One of the questions I’m asked a lot lately is how I manage to write as many books as I do. This year I have four books releasing. I’m on track to have four books release next year as well. If all an author needed to do was wr...

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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #2
I'm doing something a little different on my blog today! I'm participating in the Spring 2016 Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! Please join in the fun! You have arrived at Stop #2 in the hunt.  WHERE: The hunt begins with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site . Th...

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6 Things I Tell Myself Once I’m Done Writing a Book
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund   Recently I finished the first draft of a new book of a new series. Not counting the research, the book took me approximately eleven weeks to write. Usually after I type out the last few words, I expel a deep breath of relief....

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Can Traditional and Indie Publication Live as Friendly Neighbors?
   By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund This year in 2016, I have FOUR books slated for publication. Three of them are being published through three different publishers: Undaunted Hope , a historical romance through Bethany House Publishers (Jan. 1) A Daring Sac...

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Happy New Year!
At the start of 2016, I couldn't think of a better way to ring in the New Year than to give thanks for all of my blessings. As I look back over 2015, here are my TOP TEN blessings: _______________________________________________ 10. Accomplishments *High ...

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The Critical Importance of Crafting a Strong Opening
 By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund I admit. I always have a hard time figuring out my openings. Even with the manuscript I’m currently working on, I labored long and hard to figure out the best spot to start my story. In fact, I’ve struggled to pick the perfect...
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