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Putting Your Own Spin on a Legend

Posted by Guest at Feb 2, 2017 1:30 am in , , , ,

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 […]

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The Downside of Superpowers by Jennifer Carole Lewis

Posted by Guest at Jul 15, 2016 11:59 am in , , , , ,

For those writing in the paranormal, science-fiction and fantasy genres, exploring multiple facets of a character’s extraordinary abilities can add layers of depth to our stories. Punching out bad guys with a single strike is impressive, but now imagine that same character alone in his or her apartment, lowering their aching hands into a bowl […]

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Creatures from the Deep by Leigh Neely and Jan Powell (a.k.a. Neely Powell)

Posted by Guest at Mar 3, 2016 10:27 am in , , , , ,

One of paranormal fiction’s special challenges is building supernatural characters that are relatable. Readers are hooked by the fantastic, but the creatures they remember most are rooted in the human. Often these creatures come from deep inside the writer. Patricia Briggs creates fast-paced, involving plots, but we believe the secret of her success is the […]

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When Holidays are Out of this World by Megan Morgan

Posted by Megan Morgan at Nov 10, 2015 1:35 am in , , , , ,

Do vampires celebrate Christmas? Do werewolves have birthdays? What do you get a demon for Valentine’s Day? The wonderful thing about inventing paranormal worlds and creatures is that you get to make up your own rules. Whether it be ghosts, witches, shapeshifters, the undead, or any other brand of unearthly being, you can create your […]

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Enter the Sandman: Working Paranormal Elements into Other Genres by Jeffe Kennedy

Posted by jkennedy at Jan 15, 2015 12:48 am in , , , , ,

Many of you know that I’m currently publishing in a couple of genres. Along with the TWELVE KINGDOMS fantasy romances, I also have a contemporary erotic romance series with Carina, the FALLING UNDER books. The newest in that trilogy, UNDER HIS TOUCH, releases on January 19. I usually alternate books, writing a fantasy, then writing […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Believable FF&P by Tana Lovett

Posted by Guest at Nov 26, 2014 11:02 am in , , , ,

Full Disclosure: I am a rookie, unpublished, wet behind the ears, newly ejected from the turnip truck, fledgling author. I’m in the querying stage with my very first novel (but, doggone, it’s good!) I would not describe myself as being a writer of fantasy, futuristic or paranormal fiction, per se. That being said, I believe […]

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Five Tips for Writing Paranormals

Posted by Rebecca Zanetti at Nov 3, 2014 1:00 am in , ,

by Rebecca Zanetti Hi All! I love October so much!  The leaves start to change, the nights get colder, and suddenly mist covers the ground every morning.  Somehow the moon is higher and brighter…and kind of mysterious.  For those of us who write paranormals, this is a great time of year to be inspired. Yeah, […]

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The Strange and Unusual by Mimi Sebastian

Posted by Guest at Jan 17, 2013 10:00 am in , , , , , , ,

Among the many writing tips I’ve come across, one that has stuck in my mind is to incorporate an element of the strange and unusual in your book. My debut Urban Fantasy series involves a necromancer, zombies, and demons. It doesn’t get much more unusual than that, but I guess it depends on how you […]

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Branding—Even BEFORE You Sell! By Terry Spear

Posted by Guest at Nov 29, 2012 11:00 am in , , , , , , , ,

Are you an expert at anything? Scuba diver? Snorkler? (Hey, you don’t have to be an expert, but if you’ve done it, you can write about it!) Ghost Buster? (Even if you only see the ghosts and don’t bust them!) Lawyer? Been in the military? Hired a Private Eye? So this sounds more like writing […]

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For Love of Things That Go Bump in the Night by Devon Ellington

Posted by Guest at Nov 13, 2012 6:09 pm in , , , , , ,

I’ve always loved what most people consider the “unknown.”  Ghosts don’t particularly bother me, although they can be irritating at times.  I’m not afraid of dusty attics or murky basements.  I’m comfortable around a lot of things most people fear. Many of these exterior entities are either manifestations or projections of what we fear.  When […]

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