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Top 10 Resources
Top 10: Moth Mentality
By Char Milbrett
August, 2007, 10:40

You know the advice, "If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it was meant to be loved by you." Love is compared to a butterfly. I was just thinking about how I must compare to a moth. I am attracted to bright things. I scare most people.
 
My daughter and I were returning home from scouring neighbourhood garage sales one day, and as we proceeded to get out of the car, a large moth came flying past, and of course, it managed to come in the one open door and zoom around inside the car.
 
I managed to maintain my composure for all of three seconds (maybe it wasn't even that long . . .) then I started screaming. The worst thing was, we were at one of the garage sales, and people were walking past my car as I was losing my mind.

Love is like a butterfly. If you love something, set it free, if it returns to you, it was meant to be loved by you.
 
Now, I don't know if I would appreciate being set free and having to flitter back. What happens if I don't happen to think like a butterfly. What happens if my mentality is like a moth around a light bulb? Moths aren't very smart. Are they? They bang around that bulb, and finally, after all the powder is smooshed off their wings, they fall into a clump on the floor, below the irresistible light source.
 
Almost makes you feel sorry for that darn moth, doesn't it? Oh, well.


In light of the romantic notions conjured here, I give you the top 10 resources for romance writing:
 
Writer's Space Websites for Authors
A collection of websites for writers, including blogs, bulletin boards, chat rooms, etc.
http://www.writerspace.com/index.html
 
Renee's Rambling Writing Tips
Advice on how to get yourself in the writing mood.
http://www.reneeroszel.com/rants.htm
 
WFNS: FAQ: Romance Writing
General answers to your frequently asked questions about writing romance.
http://www.writers.ns.ca/romance.html
 
Jennifer Blake, Romance Novelist
Advice for the beginning romance writer.
http://www.jenniferblake.com/bwadvice.html
 
RomanceEverAfter
Romance stories, author interviews, historical romance.
http://www.romanceeverafter.com/
 
The Literary Times
Bookstore, News, Reviews, Articles, etc.
http://www.tlt.com/
 
Access Romance
Where Readers and Authors connect.
http://www.accessromance.com/
 
Happily Ever After
Website for romance writers and readers.
http://www.teresciaharvey.com/hea/index.html
 
Cinderella Romance Novels
Read about the success of the romance novel industry.
http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/cinder/Essay.htm
 
Houston Bay Area Chapter
Romance Writers of America.
http://www.hbarwa.com/index.php

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