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An antique desk, tchotchkes, and cats highlight Veronica Scott’s office #AuthorsInSpace #PetsInSpace

By Veronica Scott The desk I use for my writing belonged to my great grandmother in the late 1800’s and was passed down to me by my grandmother. I still have the key! And when I unlocked the drop front … Continue reading

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NY Times bestselling author S.E. Smith takes you into her ‘author cave’ #AuthorsInSpace, #PetsInSpace

By Susan Smith There are many things I endeavor to do during my day – cleaning my office is not one of them. I live in a small house – the same one we purchased thirty-one years ago and raised … Continue reading

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Carol Van Natta’s office comes with a ‘pet tax’ #AuthorsInSpace #PetsInSpace

By Carol Van Natta Since they won’t allow me up on the space station, I primarily write my science fiction and fantasy stories in my house. My basement office has the best equipment, especially when I’m working on cover designs … Continue reading

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Jessica Subject shows off her redesigned office #AuthorsInSpace #PetsInSpace #scifirom

By Jessica Subject My office was redesigned for me by my husband a couple years ago. It wasn’t an inviting space before, but now its walls are a pale blue and decorated with a couple of my framed covers. One … 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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An updated Naughty Words for Nice Writers thesaurus available now

800 MORE synonyms than the first edition A dozen new categories/sections Amazon Buy Link Two years ago, I published the first edition of Naughty Words for Nice Writers. The sex scene thesaurus developed out of my need for functional, usable synonyms. … Continue reading

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Tools of the trade: 10 items in this writer’s toolkit

Like most authors, I write on a computer, but my laptop isn’t my only writing tool. I thought I’d share some other necessities. My desk. I have a big L-shaped mission style desk that gives me room to spread out. … Continue reading

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Quick keystrokes to save your life (and manuscript) in Word documents

You’re typing along and you accidentally hit the wrong key, causing something to go terribly wrong in your manuscript. Stop. Don’t touch anything. Back away from the computer. Emergency step No. 1: Now, take a deep breath and hit Control … Continue reading

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How alien can an alien hero be in sci-fi romance? #SFR

If you read sci-fi romance, one of the first things you’ll notice is how much aliens from other planets resemble humans.  Not only do they look like us, when it comes to mating, our DNA is perfectly compatible. Inter-species reproduction is … Continue reading

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2015 Year in Review: what a ride, baby!

What an amazing year. Not a dull (or idle) moment. In 2015 I celebrated my sixth year as a published author, my one-year Indieversary, and published my 22nd book (Stranded with the Cyborg). I set some new personal records,writing more … Continue reading

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