Category Archives: Romance writing

Got a newsletter? Now what? How to get subscribers…

One of the first questions authors have after opening a newsletter email list account is, “Now what? How do you get people to subscribe?” It’s not as daunting as it seems. I use MailChimp for my email newsletter list, but … Continue reading

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What makes a book a ‘fast’ or ‘slow’ read?

I’ve been reading a science fiction romance this past week. It is very well written and clever. I’m impressed by the writer’s imagination and execution. As an author, when I read another’s book, I usually think one of two things: … Continue reading

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Pros and cons of #ScifiRom characters: #alien, #clone, #cyborg, #AI

If you’re writing futuristic sci-fi romance you have several “species” options for your characters: human, cyborg, alien, clone, and android/artificial intelligence (AI). From what I’ve read, artificial intelligence and/or androids are rarely used as main characters only because no matter how … Continue reading

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What an angry rabbit teaches about ‘show-don’t-tell’…#writetip

Author Selenia Illyria shared this Tumbler post on Instagram: When I saw this, I laughed so hard I cried, and I “regranned” it. Then I analyzed why it was so funny. The individual who originally posted this informs us her … Continue reading

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The official, final blurb for ALIEN MATE #scifirom #MailOrderBride #SFR

Preorder: VERY soon |  Release: April Here it is, folks. The final, official blurb for Alien Mate! I’m Starr Elizabeth Connor. Earth’s government falsely convicted me of a crime, packed me on a ship with other female felons, and sent … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: what actually happens when you a release book

You want me to do what on release day? Nooooo…. On release day, I dance to a frenetic beat, a la “Maniac” from the movie Flashdance. (See it on You Tube here) I clear my calendar for the day and … Continue reading

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Cover reveal: ALIEN MATE, my next science fiction romance #SFR #SciFiRom

Falsely convicted. Exiled to a desolate planet. Forced to take an alien mate. The unofficial blurb (subject to change, and it probably will) Not only did my Earth government fail to protect me from the syndicate that wants me dead, … Continue reading

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FYI for authors: updating a published book–it’s not as easy as you think…

Recently I updated Naughty Words for Nice Writers, a sex scene thesaurus I originally published  two years ago. Revising the book itself was easy; re-publishing the updated version hit some snags. I thought I’d share my experience so you’ll know … Continue reading

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A funny story about the redo of Naughty Words for Nice Writers, romance thesaurus

In revising and updating Naughty Words for Nice Writers, A Romance Novel Thesaurus I added a dozen new chapters and 800 more synonyms, so of course the  book had to be reformatted for publication. Each “chapter” is labeled by subject. In … Continue reading

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Third person or first person in #romance…pros and cons

I remember the first book I read that was written in the first person point of view: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. I was nine years old, just starting to read for pleasure. The first person POV … Continue reading

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