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Picturing Characters in my Head

When I write characters I usually have clear pictures of them in my head. In The Chosen series, I can see Will, Emma and Jake perfectly.  The problem comes when I try to find pictures of models who come close enough to what I see in my head.  Sometimes I hit it exactly. [caption id="attachment_481" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Jake"][/caption] I found [...]

Dreaming Big

I’m so stinking excited!!! Chosen has hit its highest ranking yet-- #130 in the Kindle Store. Out of one million books, only 129 are selling more books than Chosen. This blows me away. How many books do you have to sell to reach this ranking? It changes day to day, hour to hour, depending on how many overall books are [...]

Conceived in Fear, Born of Hope

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes book birthday isn't even one month old yet, but I'm hard at work preparing my next book Chosen  for release in September. Each of my books are like my children. While I love them all, they each have something different that tugs on my heart. With Twenty-Eight it was Rose. What's not to love about [...]

Hi, I'm Denise and I'm a Pantser

I'm gonna confess right up front that's not entirely true. It's a huge debate, a line drawn in the sand. It's like a team rivalry -- are you a MU or a KU fan? (Sorry, I'm from Kansas City, it's a HUGE deal here) I've noticed the same thing with writers. Which are you? A Pantser or a Plotter? And [...]

Theme Song for Rose

When I wrote Chosen, I had songs that related to different chapters and scenes, but with Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, I didn't have the same experience. I'm sure it's partially because it just tumbled out so quickly. Or maybe it's because TEHW is a different kind of book, lighter and quirkier. I listened to a lot of Evans Blue [...]

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