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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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One author’s calendar…(desperately) trying to keep track

As an author, I work from home and don’t have many meetings to keep track of, but I do have a lot of assignments and virtual events to schedule. Most of them have at least two dates associated with them … Continue reading

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My thoughts about the writing process on IndieSciFi&Fantasy @IndieSFFBooks

How do I write? Where do I write? When did I start? What did I learn from writing sci-fi romance? Indie Sci-fi & Fantasy interviewed me about that and more. Interview here

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Where/how do you get your story ideas?

People often ask authors, where do you get your ideas? Occasionally,  I’ll hear a news report or somebody will say something that will trigger an idea. But usually an idea, a “what if” will materialize out of the ether while … Continue reading

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#8Sunday: From the Goddess’s Curse…he fools himself

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors in which authors present an eight-sentence excerpt from a work. Mine is from The Goddess’s Curse, my new fantasy/sci-fi release. In this scene, hero Garat has kidnapped heroine Reena. She has been injured (not by … Continue reading

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What’s your favorite romance hero archetype?

From my observation, romance heroes fall into categories (archetypes, stereotypes)  that are defined by what women find attractive in a male. Heroes can straddle more than one category. Occupation (job) becomes a subset of each of these categories. Here are … Continue reading

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Heading east:  a “pantser’s” process

A plotter plans out a novel before he or she begins to write, while pantser writes by the seat of one’s pants and makes it up as he/she goes along. Author Natasha Knight has called me a “plantser” –a cross … Continue reading

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Writing the book blurb…an analysis…

Writing a book blurb can be a challenge. It’s hard to condense hundreds of pages into two or three paragraphs. A blurb is not a short synopsis. A synopsis is a chronological telling of the plot. A blurb is long version … Continue reading

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Why some ebooks sell and others don’t—lessons from #RT14

Why do some books skyrocket while others languish? What does an author have to do to get his/her ebook to sell? Courtney Milan, a historical romance author who has a background in math and science, presented an excellent overview on … Continue reading

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