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How to Write Succinctly and Keep the Attention of your Reader

Posted by Guest at Apr 16, 2015 1:37 am in , , , ,

or, Beware the Info Dump, My Child By Elizabeth MS Flynn w/a Eilis Flynn Say you’re starting work on your latest story. You’ve just done a ton of research on it to get all the details right, down to the button detail of the outer ridge of your heroine’s boot, a distinctive triangular pattern as a post-modern […]

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Why I’m a Writer! By Terry Spear

Posted by Guest at Apr 7, 2014 1:02 am in , , ,

Oh, sure, you can say it’s because you love to create stories and want to share them with the world. That you want to do the thing you love best in all the world and make enough of an income to support yourself. That you want to share something that you wouldn’t otherwise be able […]

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WHAT IF I WAS AN ALIEN? by Victoria Pinder

Posted by Guest at Jan 2, 2014 8:30 am in , , , , ,

Picture: Awkward teenage girl with huge glasses and thin hair that never did anything. Yep, that was me. And before I was swept away in a romance, add to the geeky scene pants that went to high, comic books before they were considered trendy, plaid shirts, and a father who enjoys science fiction enough to […]

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The Good, The Bad & The Necessary: Critique Groups by Ally Broadfield

Posted by Ally Broadfield at Dec 30, 2013 5:30 am in , , , ,

The benefits of belonging to the right critique group are numerous, including giving you encouragement and support, creating accountability, and helping you take your writing to a new level. But what if your critique group isn’t giving you these things?  Five signs it’s time for you to find a new critique group:  5. Are the […]

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Sci Fi Romance, Write Now! by Cathryn Cade

Posted by Guest at Dec 12, 2013 8:30 am in , , , , , , ,

The market for sci fi romance is wide open, and here’s why you should join me in writing it. Let me just start out by saying that I don’t think of myself as a sci fi fan. I was force-fed Heinlein and Bradbury in high school and while they are truly outstanding writers, I was […]

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Location, Location, Location by T. L. Sumner

Posted by Guest at Dec 9, 2013 8:30 am in , , , ,

We often focus much of our attention on the setting of our stories and finding the right words to describe the places in which our characters exist.  But what about our personal writing space?  The location in which we write can play a very important role in our stories.  I love my officeand it’s just […]

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Enrich Your World With Re-imagined Holidays

Posted by Guest at Oct 31, 2013 7:00 am in , , , , , ,

 by Tameri Etherton  iStockphoto Ah, Halloween. That time of year when little ghosts and goblins roam the streets looking for candy. Have you ever wondered what prompted kids to dress up in costumes for treats? I have. And why do we decorate eggs on Easter? What’s up with a Yule log, anyway? There’s only […]

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Incorporating Humor into Your Writing

Posted by Guest at Oct 28, 2013 7:00 am in , , , , , , ,

by Ally Broadfield   Sociologists, anthropologists, and biologists believe that the ability of humans to laugh serves two essential life functions: to lessen tension and anxiety, and to help us bond with others. Both of these are compelling reasons to incorporate humor into your writing. As romance writers, one of our primary goals is to […]

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Get in Shape with TWITTER by Jordan K. Rose

Posted by Guest at Oct 24, 2013 7:00 am in , , , , , , , , , ,

This month I released my first Indie Pubbed book, The Demon Mistress, the first book of The Eva Prim Series. I’m also releasing four short stories to accompany the book, and I have another book, Black Magic Rose releasing in November. To say I’m out of my gourd (and have been for about 12 weeks) […]

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How Garden Design Influenced a Pantser

Posted by Guest at Oct 17, 2013 7:00 am in , , , , , , ,

by Dawn Marie Hamilton One of my favorite pastimes is gardening. In the past, I most often approached planting as I do writing—as a pantser. Stick a plant here. Tuck another one there. No specific plan. That was until I decided to plant a shade garden from scratch. This required forethought—planning. Yikes! I needed to […]

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