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Writing to Market in a No Fail Genre!

Posted by VampWereZombie at May 10, 2017 9:00 am in , , , , , , ,

So many times we hear, “I write to market” or the opposing view “Write your heart”. But what if you could do both? There is a market that never goes out of favor. It has people buying all year long, year after year after year and they buy it by the millions. If you could […]

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We All Feel The Call of The Stars by Jen Crane

Posted by Guest at Apr 28, 2016 1:30 am in , , ,

            Readers of fantasy, sci-fi and paranormal are, by nature, perhaps more open to the magical pull of the cosmos. We’re keenly receptive to the possibility of magic or divine intervention—it comes with the territory. Those of us who love to loosen the dirt around our roots in reality for just a little while, we […]

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All I Ever Needed to Know about being a Healthy Person I Learned from Paranormal Characters Who Challenge the Status Quo by Lynn Crandall

Posted by Guest at Mar 25, 2016 10:12 am in , , , , ,

They do exist. And they’re not going anywhere. My tag line for my Fierce Hearts series suggests something unknown lives among us and these unknowns belong on the planet just like other forms of life. In the case of my books, what exists are were-lynxes, a colony of them. Each of the ten were-lynx shifters […]

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Step Away from the Computer: Tips to get Your Body Moving

Posted by Guest at Sep 1, 2014 1:09 am in , , , ,

Since we writers sit for our profession, if we want to stay healthy, we need to counter all that sitting with movement.  In this article, I’ll cover some of the tools and techniques I use to get me moving. I share these with you from my perspective as an amateur athlete and having completed four […]

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The Character Couch – Put YOUR Characters into Therapy

Posted by Guest at Jul 17, 2014 1:55 am in , , , , , , ,

In the action-packed movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are a husband and wife who don’t know each other are assassins. The movie opens with these two sitting in front of a therapist, squirming with discomfort; we guess this is as much from the possibility of having to bare their souls—something […]

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To Series or Not to Series

Posted by Guest at Jul 14, 2014 1:29 am in , , , , ,

Thank you so much for having me!  I don’t write many BLOGs.  I think I’ve done maybe twelve in my career – most of them dealing with one real life experience I know a bit about:  Walking my dog in Alaska in all kinds of weather.  I’m almost afraid of BLOGs.  I wonder what on […]

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You Know It When You Read It 

Posted by Guest at Jul 3, 2014 1:07 am in , , , ,

Hi, everyone—thank you for having me here! So I’ve noticed a difference in how some Urban Fantasies are being marketed. Have you ever seen a book spine that identifies a story as Urban Fantasy Romance? Even though I’ve read more than a few UFRomances, I’m still hard pressed to identify what sets them apart from a […]

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The Haunting

Posted by Guest at Mar 31, 2014 1:18 am in , , , , , ,

  I have never believed in ghosts, or at least I didn’t until I stayed in Room 8 at the Tulloch Castle Hotel in Dingwall, Scotland last September. My cousin, Kathy, and I traveled to the land of our heritage, eager to visit the Munros of our ancestral clan. The town of Dingwall is near […]

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Look Who’s Dipping Into the Magic Punch Bowl: Minor Characters Add Life To Your Party

Posted by Guest at Mar 24, 2014 3:49 pm in , , , ,

 We love our main couples. We want them to win readers hearts while striving for their own HEA. We create their family, backstory, and carefully decide what means of transportation they will own (car, ship, dragon – hey, anything goes in paranormal)! Author Sharon Kay But look beyond the hero and heroine for a minute. A huge […]

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Oh No, Here come the Homonyms: And other Writerly Tips

Posted by Guest at Mar 20, 2014 1:26 am in , , , ,

Writing paranormal and fantasy romance can be great fun! Nobody’s seen a vampire or a shape-shifter or a fae. Nobody has (yet) been successfully transported back to the Wild West or forward to new planets. This is true fiction. Made-up creatures, made-up stories, made-up settings. Oops! All this made-up stuff is still being told in […]

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