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Theme Matters. Or What Cupcake Wars Taught Me About Theme by Lori Wilde

Posted by Guest at Aug 14, 2012 8:30 am in , , , , , , , ,

Theme Matters. Reality shows are all the rage on TV and one of my favorites is Cupcake Wars.   Cupcakes pull viewers in. Wars (conflict) keep them hooked. But unlike what the title suggests, the show isn’t about food fights with miniature, frosted cakes. Rather, it’s about creating tasty pastries that also follow the theme […]


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Five Tips for Writing Paranormals by Rebecca Zanetti

Posted by rbramlett at Jul 5, 2012 1:00 pm in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Happy July, everyone!  I wasn’t able to find somebody to post today at FF&P, so guest what?  Yep.  You get me.  🙂  I think the key to writing a good paranormal is to make the world somehow normal for your reader.  Through the last year, I’ve come up with five tips for writing a paranormal […]


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World Builder

Posted by Guest at Aug 3, 2011 10:48 am in , ,

By: Taige Crenshaw One of the things I love most about reading and writing is the world the story is set it. It doesn’t matter if it is contemporary, historical, paranormal, sci-fi, mystery or any other genre build a world that will make the reader want more. This is what makes some books automatic buys. […]

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Can Everyone Write?

Posted by Guest at Jul 28, 2011 12:00 pm in ,

Musings from Linda Thomas-Sundstrom Hi FF&P members… I’m Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, a paranormal romance author. You’ll probably recognize my name from the loop. A really quick bio for me would list Kensington Brava, Dorchester, and Harlequin Nocturne as my publishers, and with nine projects for Silhouette and Harlequin under my belt, I’m currently under contract for […]


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"What an Editor Wants" November Workshop Presented by Patricia Tanner, Senior Editor with Wild Rose Press

Posted by Guest at Oct 26, 2009 3:52 pm in

This two week workshop will give you a head’s up on how to make your manuscript stand out in the crowd as well as a Q&A session. You’ll discuss what grabs an editor’s attention and get information to help you make your story the best you can and grab an editor’s attention. There will be […]

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Dealing with Criticism

Posted by Guest at Jul 22, 2009 3:22 pm in ,

Please welcome our PAN author Kelly Gay. I posted some of this on my blog last year, but wanted to freshin it up and talk more about criticism after a great conversation I had with another author at this year’s RWA national convention. Criticism is something every writer must face no matter where they are […]


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How to Show by Using Voice

Posted by Guest at Jun 12, 2009 3:48 pm in

In the course of a discussion on Show Don’t Tell on our loop, we’ve asked FF&P member, Jeanie Ryan to share her take on the subject. For some, showing comes naturally. The rest of us have to work at it. I take a different approach. By concentrating on crafting the characters’ voices, I end up […]


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