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Curious Characteristics of Paranormal Creatures

by Cassy Campbell Paranormal creatures are a staple of scifi and fantasy worlds.  How could a new world seem like a different place if there aren’t fantastic beasts?  But I wonder, then, why many new and unusual creatures in stories act like familiar and common household pets.  Have you ever noticed that any animal that […]

Interview with Agent Sarah Younger from the Nancy Yost Literary Agency

Please welcome Sarah Younger to our blog. She is here to give our readers a new perspective from the other side. Please tell our readers a little bit about you, such as why did you become a Literary Agent? Sarah- I have been a reader for as long as I can remember, and once I […]

Interview with Agent Lane Heymont from The Tobias Literary Agency

Please welcome Lane to our blog. He is here to give our readers a new perspective from the other side. Please tell our readers a little bit about you. Lane– My journey to becoming a literary agent is a strange, unusual one among the industry, though it’s banal in of itself. I’ve always been a […]

Spring 2017 Workshops at FF&P

  Spring is right around the corner and 2017 is the year you will commit to learning all you can in order to succeed as a writer.  The folks at the Fantasy-Futuristic & Paranormal Romance writers have a handle on what their members, and writers-at-large want. Here is a sample of upcoming on-line workshops along […]

Blending History with the Paranormal

by Meredith Bond The blending of genres is never easy and rarely accepted with open arms and minds. Specifically, I’m talking about blending historical romance and fantasy or paranormals. There are incredible opportunities to blend these two genres—history is filled with witch trials, women with incredible powers (usually misunderstood healers), men who can turn water […]

Researching in Scotland by Madeline Martin

I love research of all kinds – guess it’s a good thing I’m a historical romance author, huh? When I wrote my first series, I learned Krav Maga so I could give merit to the fight scenes my heroine performed in Deception of a Highlander, and then I took up making balms and teas with […]

Putting Your Own Spin on a Legend

by Ruth Kaufman I’m a pantser, not a plotter, so the story develops as I go. When a scene came to mind of wounded man fleeing his enemies, I didn’t know who he was, why he was running or who was after him. Eventually he let me know he was a Knight of the Round […]

MARKETING FOR AUTHORS And yes, Facebook is your friend.

  by Mia London “Writing a book and not marketing it, is like winking at a guy in the dark. No one knows what you’re doing except you.” – Mia London Before you roll your eyes, hang in there. I’m confident there are at least one or two tips in this article that will make […]

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