Category Archives: Romance writing

What I learned in 2017 part 1: Get my ducks in a row!

When you make a mistake, you learn what not to do. But when things go right…you learn what to do. Knock on wood, I had a very good year. Soon, I’ll post my annual year in review, but for the … Continue reading

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A Facebook group for readers & fans of Cara Bristol books & science fiction romance #SFR

Let’s chat! I wanted to find a way to talk to readers. To hear what they like & dislike and tell them what I have in the works bookwise. Newsletters are too infrequent and don’t allow for conversation and news … Continue reading

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A billion dollars isn’t what it used be….fact v. fiction #ForbesBillionaires #romance #scifirom

Inflation affects everything–even the net worth of romance novel heroes. Remember when a girl married a rich guy, and he was a millionaire? That’s not good enough anymore. Now the hero has to be a billionaire. With some rationale: in … Continue reading

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The challenge of creating alien main characters in science fiction romance #scifirom #PetsinSpace #cyborg

“I think if we Terrans had met the Farian people before our languages evolved, we’d use to the word Farian to mean beauty.” – Benson Vincere, Hunted by the Cyborg Aliens as secondary characters are fun and easy to develop … Continue reading

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A ‘creative’ writing office for author Sue Lyndon #AuthorsInSpace #ScifiRom

By Sue Lyndon My home office is for more than writing, as you can see from the scrapbooking area to the right and the sewing desk to the left. I do all sorts of creative things in my office, although … Continue reading

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Books and a bass violin dress up author Tasha Black’s office #AuthorsInSpace #PNR

By Tasha Black Although I’ve got several spaces in the house that I use for writing, my favorite writing spot occupies the same territory that the rest of the family uses for music and books! I always feel extra inspired … Continue reading

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Authors v. artists, books v. art…similarities & notable differences

Art and writing….are they alike? This past Friday I attended the “First Friday Art Walk” in Springfield, Missouri, a monthly event in which local galleries hold an open house and feature the works of local artists. You can drink wine, … Continue reading

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Grim, #PetsInSpace author M.K. Eidem shows off her inspiring office…#AuthorsInSpace

By M.K. Eidem I love my office although according to my son I ‘kicked’ him out to have it. Yes, it’s his old bedroom but it is the largest one in the house besides the master. The first pic is … Continue reading

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An observation about review rankings of series books…

After writing three series, I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon with respect to reviews: later books in a series get better reviews than the first book. Here are the average star rankings on Amazon for my three series: Breeder series Breeder … Continue reading

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Readers & authors…let’s talk spoilers

Spoiler, n. information about the plot of a motion picture or TV program [or novel] that can spoil the viewer’ sense of surprise or suspense. Reader/veteran reviewer Meredith Gurr had asked in a Facebook group if mentioning a story contained … Continue reading

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