Tag 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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#AuthorsInSpace: Cara Bristol’s functional writing office…#scifirom

I had another author’s post scheduled for today, but it fell through, so you get me. What is most special to me about my office is that it is mine, all mine, only mine and is devoted to my writing … 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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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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What readers want in a romance hero…and the winner of Freebie Friday!

In Friday’s Freebie Friday post, I asked the question, “What trait in a romance hero is most important to you?” Man, did I get answers! Readers had quite a list, and there was no one quality that dominated the list. … 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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For my 8-year authorversary: 12 Truths About Publishing…

Eight years ago this month, I received my first book contract! Intimate Submission was accepted by Black Velvet Seductions, which kicked off my publishing career. Since then, I’ve published more than 30 books, worked with five different publishers, went Indie, … 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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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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How I keep track of expenses for my taxes #WriteTip #TaxTip

Don’t hate me, but I have all my writing/business tax data collected, categorized, added up, and ready to take to my accountant. I discovered years ago if I kept track during the year, the end of the year was a … Continue reading

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