Tag Archives: romance writing

Insider secrets: from Deception….to Redemption. Hidden plot clues

I love dropping little clues that hint at the story or the theme of my romance novels. One way I’ve done that in my steamy, funny Alien Mate scifi romance series is with the name of the ship that ferries … Continue reading

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The crafting of a romance novel blurb, from draft to final…#romancewriting #fictionwriting #writecraft

  I write blurbs the same way I write a novel–by pantsing, not plotting. I let the ideas come to me. If I attempted to sit down and craft a blurb, I would stare at a blank screen going uhh…. … Continue reading

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‘Migatory’ #SFR author Lea Kirk shares her many writing spaces #AuthorsInSpace

By Lea Kirk When Cara first asked if I’d like to share my writing space with you all, I made a weird gulping sound. What I wanted to share was my neat and clean dream office, complete with walnut floor-to-ceiling bookcases, a … Continue reading

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A visit into Kayelle Allen’s ‘homeworld’ office #AuthorsInSpace #SFR

By Kayelle Allen Since 2004, I have used the phrase “homeworld” instead of website for kayelleallen.com. But honestly, the room shown in these pictures is my true homeworld. I swear I live here. Sometimes nod off here. Have eaten meals … Continue reading

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Bracing for a whirlwind 2018, what I expect this year…

As I write this, I am sitting in the calm before the storm.  2018 is showing every indication of being a category 5 hurricane. I had high hopes this year of writing/publishing only four, maybe five books. You know, cutting … Continue reading

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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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