Category Archives: Romance writing

The numbers game: weird author behavior–checking the stats…

As an author, I like to know how I’m doing, if my books are selling, if readers like them, if my promotional efforts are paying off. Fortunately, authors, particularly indies, have a lot of data at their fingertips. I “check … Continue reading

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For readers: what it means when an author ‘re-releases’ a book…

A reader asked what it means when an author re-releases a book and why. A re-release means that a book was published once, then was removed from sales channels, but now is being made available again. There are two basic … Continue reading

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Authors: Do your sex scenes sound the same? #Writetip fix

Writing one sex scene isn’t tough. Writing several per book and making them sound different can be a bit of challenge. Write multiple books and after a while, you might notice that your couples are doing the same thing in the … Continue reading

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Keeping track of a busy month…one author’s to do list!

May has seemed exceptionally for busy to me, but I can’t remember the last time I didn’t have a busy month! What makes May different is that I have several projects going for several books, as opposed to multiple activities going … Continue reading

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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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