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#Writetip: Don’t look now…some thoughts on dialogue tags

Characters look at each other way too much. Why? Because authors use look (and its cousin, gaze) as a dialogue tag to indicate who is speaking to whom, to avoid repeating he said and she said. Rule of thumb: Don’t … Continue reading

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#Writetip: dos and dont’s of using backstory…

The backstory is the event(s) or life moment(s) occurring before the actual story begins that shaped your characters and made them who they are: the abusive childhood, the painful divorce, fighting in the war, etc. Often this information needs to be conveyed to the reader … Continue reading

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For authors: 3 tips for writing a HOT sex scene

It take finesse to write a sex scene. I often find that writing one takes more time than any other kind of scene. And while writing one sex scene is challenging enough, writing several (three, four, even five) per erotic … Continue reading

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#SpankA2Z: H is for publishing HISTORY…what I did & how fast I did it

Welcome to day 9 of the 2nd Annual Spanking A to Z blog challenge. Throughout June, spanking fiction authors will post a blog corresponding to a different letter of the alphabet, beginning with A and ending with Z. Many of … Continue reading

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The love and joy of writing…what a ride

When I say I love being an erotic romance author, I mean it. I love my job. It is a dream come true. I cannot imagine anything I would like better than this gig. If I won the lottery, I … Continue reading

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The problem with purple headed yogurt slingers…

I was putting the finishing touches to Naughty Words for Nice Writers, A Sexual and Spanking Thesaurus, when my husband, who had gone to breakfast with the guys called me. (They’d obviously been talking about the book). Husband:  Do you … Continue reading

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Naughty Words for Nice Writers now on Kindle (and in paperback)!

A little snafu occurred on release day when the paperback version of Naughty Words for Nice Writers went live sooner than expected while the Kindle version took longer than usual. But both versions are now available! In addition, Naughty Words for … Continue reading

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2014 in review: a year of change and growth

I’ll remember 2014 as the year of change, growth, and new ventures. After celebrating my five-year “authorversary,” commemorating my first publishing contract—I went rogue and plunged into self-publishing. I tried many new things, both with my writing, but also my promotional efforts. … Continue reading

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