Carol DeVaney
Author Romance Fiction
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"You gain
courage, and
confidence by
experience in
which you
really stop to
look fear in the
face. You must
do the thing
which you
think you
think you
cannot do.

When the writing bug strikes, then you know your journey has only begun, and
there are pitfalls along the way. Questions concerning writing are as plentiful as
the stories you come up with.  And those, my friend, are endless.

While I write, self-editing is the hardest to resist. Until the bare bones of a first
draft is complete, turn off the self-editor and don't let her halt your artistic
endeavors. Relax. Write for yourself, what comes natural and from the heart.
Most of all - have fun in whatever you choose to write.

Information on plotting to finishing an idea for a short story or novel is just a click
away. Browse seasoned author sites and their how-to articles. Most writers are
more than happy to help you on your way to writing success. Literally hundreds of
writing sites are available. Below are a few sites I've visited and found them
invaluable. I hope some of the listings are of value to you.
"I could not,
at any age, be
content to
take my place
by the
fireside and
simply look
on. Life was
meant to be
must be kept
alive. One
must never,
for whatever
reason, turn
her back on

Roosevelt ~
"Give a
man a fish;
you feed
him for a

Teach a
man to
fish; you
feed him
for a
Authors                       Inspirational                                                    Organizations
Absolute Write
All About Romance
Assoc. of Authors' Representatives
Boomer Women Speak

Georgia Poetry Society
Georgia Romance Writers
Passionate Pen
Publishers Weekly
Romance Fiction
Romance Writers of America
Southeastern Writers Association
Writers Space
Writing Corner
Stephanie Bond
Meg Chittenden
Karen A Fox
Carmen Green
Kristin Hannah
Vicki Hinze
Holly Jacobs
Shirley Kawa-Jump
Holly Lisle
Melissa McClone
Dody Myers
Robins Nest
Diane J Newton
Carly Phillips
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Alicia Ralsey
Cappy Hall-Rearick
Kaitlyn Rice
Sari Robins
JoAnn Ross
Elizabeth Sinclair
Janet Elaine Smith
Dorothy Thompson
Karen White
Cheryl Wolverton
Publishers and Information            Reviewer Sites
A Cup of Comfort
Chicken Soup
Chocolate for  Women
Glimmer Train
God Allows U-Turns
Gryphon Books
Humpus Bumpus
All About Romance
Romantic Times
The Best Reviews
The Literary Times
Our Children - God's Greatest Gift

Make a Wish Foundation

North American Whitetail

On North American Whitetail's site, is a story about my
Emaleigh, written by her father.  The story will
touch your heart. If you care to send Michael an email, I'll see he
receives it. Thanks for reading.
 Carol Devaney
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