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Mark Your Calendars for the TEXT ME, CUPID Online Launch Party! #textmecupid

I love, love, love parties. And I throw fabulous parties. So I’d like to most cordially invite you to the Text Me, Cupid launch party, which will take place EVERYWHERE from November 26 to December 14, with the help of

Mark Your Calendars for the TEXT ME, CUPID Online Launch Party! #textmecupid

I love, love, love parties. And I throw fabulous parties. So I’d like to most cordially invite you to the Text Me, Cupid launch party, which will take place EVERYWHERE from November 26 to December 14, with the help of

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving #gratitude #iamgrateful

That’s all. 😉 Some writerly reading for your holiday Monday from Brainpickings: Chekhov’s 6 Rules on Writing: https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/10/03/chekhov-6-rules/ Jeanette Winterson’s 10 rules on writing: https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/09/05/jeanette-winterson-10-tips-on-writing/ Elmore Leonard’s killer 10 rules on writing: https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/08/21/elmore-leonard-10-rules-of-writing/ mjanecolette ★★★ STAY IN TOUCH TellMe@mjanecolette.com INSTAGRAM * Twitter * GOODREADS * Facebook * LOVE

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving #gratitude #iamgrateful

That’s all. 😉 Some writerly reading for your holiday Monday from Brainpickings: Chekhov’s 6 Rules on Writing: https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/10/03/chekhov-6-rules/ Jeanette Winterson’s 10 rules on writing: https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/09/05/jeanette-winterson-10-tips-on-writing/ Elmore Leonard’s killer 10 rules on writing: https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/08/21/elmore-leonard-10-rules-of-writing/ mjanecolette ★★★ STAY IN TOUCH TellMe@mjanecolette.com INSTAGRAM * Twitter * GOODREADS * Facebook * LOVE

How a story begins: “I’m getting to know a character named Florence” #bittersweethalloween #writingtips #beginnings

This week, in the More Than A Guilty Pleasure class, we’ve talked about acts, scenes, and characters and I’d like to share with my class, and with you, how I get to know a character. For me, stories usually start

How a story begins: “I’m getting to know a character named Florence” #bittersweethalloween #writingtips #beginnings

This week, in the More Than A Guilty Pleasure class, we’ve talked about acts, scenes, and characters and I’d like to share with my class, and with you, how I get to know a character. For me, stories usually start

🎃 Release Day! Say hello to BITTERSWEET HALLOWEEN 🎃 + dirty EXCERPT

Happy release day, Bittersweet Halloween! ONE-CLICK NOW This week, in the More Than A Guilty Pleasure class I’m teaching this fall, we’re spending a lot of time talking and thinking in scenes, not chapters. (Chapters, I suggest, are entirely irrelevant.

🎃 Release Day! Say hello to BITTERSWEET HALLOWEEN 🎃 + dirty EXCERPT

Happy release day, Bittersweet Halloween! ONE-CLICK NOW This week, in the More Than A Guilty Pleasure class I’m teaching this fall, we’re spending a lot of time talking and thinking in scenes, not chapters. (Chapters, I suggest, are entirely irrelevant.

Welcome to Week 2 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Acts, Scenes & Characters

Welcome to Week 2 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! This week we will be talking about acts, scenes, characters, and start pondering YOUR IDEA. Get inspired by watching Kurt Vonnegut: WEEK TWO FULL SLIDE DECK + EXTRA MATERIALS FOR

Welcome to Week 2 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Acts, Scenes & Characters

Welcome to Week 2 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! This week we will be talking about acts, scenes, characters, and start pondering YOUR IDEA. Get inspired by watching Kurt Vonnegut: WEEK TWO FULL SLIDE DECK + EXTRA MATERIALS FOR

Welcome to Week 1 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure!

Welcome to Week 1 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! My More Than a Guilty Pleasure class starts today at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre! I’m very excited. If you’re in Calgary, you can still sign up this week: REGISTER HERE

Welcome to Week 1 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure!

Welcome to Week 1 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! My More Than a Guilty Pleasure class starts today at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre! I’m very excited. If you’re in Calgary, you can still sign up this week: REGISTER HERE

When Words Collide 2018: Panel and Workshop Materials Up

Hello, kittens, I’m still recovering from When Words Collide 2018, but I’ve put together the slide decks and extra notes for panel attendees, and you can have a peek at them too if you like. The REAL Diversity Panel When

When Words Collide 2018: Panel and Workshop Materials Up

Hello, kittens, I’m still recovering from When Words Collide 2018, but I’ve put together the slide decks and extra notes for panel attendees, and you can have a peek at them too if you like. The REAL Diversity Panel When

This Friday and Saturday, come celebrate CHRISTMAS IN JULY with me and some other HOT authors

Hey, baby, think it’s too hot outside? (I live in Viking Hell, so the answer is… never… at least, not without a long plane trip.) Regardless of whether you think it’s too hot or too cold, my colleague AMANDA SIEGRIST

This Friday and Saturday, come celebrate CHRISTMAS IN JULY with me and some other HOT authors

Hey, baby, think it’s too hot outside? (I live in Viking Hell, so the answer is… never… at least, not without a long plane trip.) Regardless of whether you think it’s too hot or too cold, my colleague AMANDA SIEGRIST

I hope the rest of your summer is this sultry: Sultry Summer Video Photo Album #sultrysummeryyc

Have you been dying to SEE what happened at Sultry Summer? I know you have, and I’ve been neglectful. Forgive me, kittens. Here is the visual record of SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC, Calgary’s first spectacular romance festival: Want

I hope the rest of your summer is this sultry: Sultry Summer Video Photo Album #sultrysummeryyc

Have you been dying to SEE what happened at Sultry Summer? I know you have, and I’ve been neglectful. Forgive me, kittens. Here is the visual record of SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC, Calgary’s first spectacular romance festival: Want

Happy Canada Day! Did you know that… Canada’s really big?

I’m on Cameron Allie’s blog today, celebrating Canada Day via a Canadian Trivia Scavenger Hunt with some other HOT Canadian authors. Come check out the Hunt–and the hilarious all about Canada video I found for you here: Canada Day Scavenger

Happy Canada Day! Did you know that… Canada’s really big?

I’m on Cameron Allie’s blog today, celebrating Canada Day via a Canadian Trivia Scavenger Hunt with some other HOT Canadian authors. Come check out the Hunt–and the hilarious all about Canada video I found for you here: Canada Day Scavenger

A SULTRY gratitude to the SWEET launch of Calgary’s First Romance Fest! (aka Jane takes 3500 words to say “thank you”) #sultrysummeryyc

It was a sultry, SULTRY, and sweet day. Thank you, everyone, for coming out and celebrating our amazing local heartbreakers and heartmenders. I want to wrap you all up in the warmest embrace of gratitude imaginable—and as you know, I

A SULTRY gratitude to the SWEET launch of Calgary’s First Romance Fest! (aka Jane takes 3500 words to say “thank you”) #sultrysummeryyc

It was a sultry, SULTRY, and sweet day. Thank you, everyone, for coming out and celebrating our amazing local heartbreakers and heartmenders. I want to wrap you all up in the warmest embrace of gratitude imaginable—and as you know, I

TODAY! If you’re in #yyc I want you at Eau Claire noon to 4 pm for Calgary’s first romance novel fest! #sultrysummeryyc

Today, kitten, you’re going to find true love. Probably between the pages of a book, but maybe with a real life cowboy, firefighter or Viscountess. Stranger things have happened. If you’ve in the Calgary area (if you’re in Edmonton or

TODAY! If you’re in #yyc I want you at Eau Claire noon to 4 pm for Calgary’s first romance novel fest! #sultrysummeryyc

Today, kitten, you’re going to find true love. Probably between the pages of a book, but maybe with a real life cowboy, firefighter or Viscountess. Stranger things have happened. If you’ve in the Calgary area (if you’re in Edmonton or

The Revolution talks like this: RADICAL spotlight on MEL VEE #sultrysummeryyc

When I first “met” MEL VEE, she made me break my own rules, which tells ya something–she sent in a submission to the YYC Queer Writers Screw Chocolate 2 anthology a wee bit late, and I had told everyone that

The Revolution talks like this: RADICAL spotlight on MEL VEE #sultrysummeryyc

When I first “met” MEL VEE, she made me break my own rules, which tells ya something–she sent in a submission to the YYC Queer Writers Screw Chocolate 2 anthology a wee bit late, and I had told everyone that

A romantically MYSTERIOUS spotlight on MAHRIE G. REID #sultrysummeryyc

Oh, kittens, today’s author has a special place in my heart, and when you meet her on June 24, you will see why! Welcome to the SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC author showcase, featuring MAHRIE G. REID: MAHRIE G REID:  Born

A romantically MYSTERIOUS spotlight on MAHRIE G. REID #sultrysummeryyc

Oh, kittens, today’s author has a special place in my heart, and when you meet her on June 24, you will see why! Welcome to the SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC author showcase, featuring MAHRIE G. REID: MAHRIE G REID:  Born

A surprisingly SEXY spotlight on TINA GRIFFITH #sultrysummeryyc

So I was at this thing last week, and I was introduced to a new friend thus: “This is M. Jane Colette. She’s the reason your mother reads porn.” Not bad as far as epithets go, and if that’s what

A surprisingly SEXY spotlight on TINA GRIFFITH #sultrysummeryyc

So I was at this thing last week, and I was introduced to a new friend thus: “This is M. Jane Colette. She’s the reason your mother reads porn.” Not bad as far as epithets go, and if that’s what

SWEET spotlight on AMY JO FLEMING #sultrysummeryyc

Welcome to the SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC author showcase, featuring AMY JO FLEMING: AMY JO FLEMING writes romantic suspense and she loves a story that leaves you wondering about the characters after you read the final page.  Amy Jo has always been a writer.  In

SWEET spotlight on AMY JO FLEMING #sultrysummeryyc

Welcome to the SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC author showcase, featuring AMY JO FLEMING: AMY JO FLEMING writes romantic suspense and she loves a story that leaves you wondering about the characters after you read the final page.  Amy Jo has always been a writer.  In

Sunny & WARM spotlight on S.L. DICKSON #sultrysummeryyc

Welcome to the SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC author showcase, featuring S.L. DICKSON: S.L. DICKSON writes romantic suspense, mystery and contemporary romance. She focuses her stories in small towns and rural settings, although some of her characters are city dwellers.

Sunny & WARM spotlight on S.L. DICKSON #sultrysummeryyc

Welcome to the SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC author showcase, featuring S.L. DICKSON: S.L. DICKSON writes romantic suspense, mystery and contemporary romance. She focuses her stories in small towns and rural settings, although some of her characters are city dwellers.

SULTRY spotlight on SASHA WHITE #sultrysummeryyc

Let’s get your Monday off to a sizzling start, shall we? She’s so hot, my computer is burning up. Kittens, meet New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author SASHA WHITE! Gifted with a salacious imagination, New York Times and

SULTRY spotlight on SASHA WHITE #sultrysummeryyc

Let’s get your Monday off to a sizzling start, shall we? She’s so hot, my computer is burning up. Kittens, meet New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author SASHA WHITE! Gifted with a salacious imagination, New York Times and

She’s a night on the town you won’t ever forget… a WILD spotlight on MANHATTAN WILDE #sultrysummer

I want to tell you HOW I met MANHATTAN WILDE and WHY she’s going to be performing for you at SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC on June 24… but I can’t. Because I want you to experience what I

She’s a night on the town you won’t ever forget… a WILD spotlight on MANHATTAN WILDE #sultrysummer

I want to tell you HOW I met MANHATTAN WILDE and WHY she’s going to be performing for you at SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC on June 24… but I can’t. Because I want you to experience what I

Welcome to the SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC author showcase, featuring MELANIE STANFORD! Melanie writes as sweetly as I write filthily, but we have one thing in common. Well, two–a) we want you to come find true love with us on June 24 and b) we’ve

Welcome to the SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC author showcase, featuring MELANIE STANFORD! Melanie writes as sweetly as I write filthily, but we have one thing in common. Well, two–a) we want you to come find true love with us on June 24 and b) we’ve