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How a Rare Disease can add Spice to a Story

Posted by Guest at Apr 27, 2015 1:03 am in , , , , , ,

by JoAnne Myers The study of Lycanthropy, ( Greek word for ‘Lycan’ meaning wolf, and ‘thrope’ meaning man) is a rare condition in which a person has an uncontrollable desire to eat human flesh, or drink human blood. It is vastly scrutinized by psychiatrists. That was not the case for my hero Detective Nick Difozzio, in […]

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He’d Never Say That!!! The Importance of Effective Dialogue

Posted by Guest at Dec 5, 2013 8:30 am in , , , , ,

by Connie L. Smith   “It’s not what you said. It’s how you said it.” I’ve been hearing a variation of this my whole life, and as it turns out – it’s true. A person can say the sweetest words in the world to you, but give them a sarcastic tone and they’re derogatory. Or […]

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FF&P On-Line Workshop Line-up

Posted by Guest at Aug 15, 2013 8:00 am in , , , ,

    The Fantasy-Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of the RWA Presents the line up of great workshops for 2013! Click here to see the full line up: http://romance-ffp.com/page/workshops PLEASE CHECK OUT THESE FANTASTIC ON-LINE WORKSHOPSTARTING SOON!Setting in Paranormal-presented by Tina Gerow Aug.19-25: The settings for paranormal stories are just as important as the paranormal characters themselves. After all, what […]

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Hung Up on the Small Stuff

Posted by Guest at Aug 12, 2013 7:00 am in , , , , ,

by  Monette Michaels   Have you ever started writing a book and then couldn’t move forward because you got stuck on details in your world?  This isn’t a sagging middles problem or hitting a wall issue since both of those tend to be something wrong with your plot. This is more of a world-building-creating-stasis type […]

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Hung Up on the Small Stuff

Posted by Guest at Aug 12, 2013 7:00 am in , , , , ,

by  Monette Michaels   Have you ever started writing a book and then couldn’t move forward because you got stuck on details in your world?  This isn’t a sagging middles problem or hitting a wall issue since both of those tend to be something wrong with your plot. This is more of a world-building-creating-stasis type […]

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Ruth A. Casie Talks About….

Posted by Guest at Aug 1, 2013 7:00 am in , , , , , ,

Editors Collaborators How anxiously I awaited the edits of my first book, Knight of Runes. Excitement. Well I still had a hard time believing that it would be published. When her letter finally arrived the editing process and timeframes were clearly laid out. I really don’t know what I expected. I opened the file and […]

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Making Your Setting into a Character

Posted by Guest at Jun 27, 2013 8:00 am in , , , , , ,

Author Lori Hayes by Lori Hayes     “I felt I was right there on the island. I could smell the brine, could taste the salt on my lips.” “I could visualize the ghostly grave, the one that appears in Claire’s photographs. I could sense the presence of a ghost.” “I imagined the sunglow highlighting the […]

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Conquering Fight Scenes (Part 1) with K. M. Fawcett

Posted by Guest at Jun 20, 2013 8:00 am in , , , , ,

If you have a fight scene in your romance story, ask yourself the following questions. Why is it there? Is it essential to the plot? Fight scenes, like love scenes, must drive the story forward. They must serve a purpose. They must create change either by resolving something or by complicating something. Change advances the […]

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EMOTIONAL INVOLVEMENT by Sascha Illyvich

Posted by Guest at Jun 17, 2013 8:00 am in , , , , ,

Getting into the head of your characters is a topic we’ve all dealt with, read about in spades and had shoved down our throats until we’re choking on the vileness that is those very words, right? Well, yes and no. The question I’d have is how far are you willing to go in order to […]

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FUN WITH ANIMAL FACTS:

Posted by Guest at Jun 10, 2013 7:30 am in , , , , , , , ,

author Isabo Kelly Using Earth Biology to Create Otherworldly Creatures by Isabo Kelly As writers of paranormal, fantasy and science fiction romances, we spend a lot of time developing otherworldly creatures, be they supernatural or extra-terrestrial. But there’s no reason we need to stick to set parameters for these creations. (If readers required strict adherence […]

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