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Archive for Tag: FFandP

How a Rare Disease can add Spice to a Story

Posted on Apr 27, 2015 by   15 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

by JoAnne Myers The study of Lycanthropy, ( Greek word for ‘Lycan’ meaning wolf, and ‘thrope’ meaning man) is a rare condition in which a person has an uncontrollable desire to eat human flesh, or drink human blood. It is vastly scrutinized by psychiatrists. That was not the case for my hero Detective Nick Difozzio, in [Read more…]

He’d Never Say That!!! The Importance of Effective Dialogue

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 by   2 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

by Connie L. Smith   “It’s not what you said. It’s how you said it.” I’ve been hearing a variation of this my whole life, and as it turns out – it’s true. A person can say the sweetest words in the world to you, but give them a sarcastic tone and they’re derogatory. Or [Read more…]

FF&P On-Line Workshop Line-up

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

    The Fantasy-Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of the RWA Presents the line up of great workshops for 2013! Click here to see the full line up: http://romance-ffp.com/page/workshops PLEASE CHECK OUT THESE FANTASTIC ON-LINE WORKSHOPSTARTING SOON!Setting in Paranormal-presented by Tina Gerow Aug.19-25: The settings for paranormal stories are just as important as the paranormal characters themselves. After all, what [Read more…]

Hung Up on the Small Stuff

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 by   2 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

by  Monette Michaels   Have you ever started writing a book and then couldn’t move forward because you got stuck on details in your world?  This isn’t a sagging middles problem or hitting a wall issue since both of those tend to be something wrong with your plot. This is more of a world-building-creating-stasis type [Read more…]

Ruth A. Casie Talks About….

Posted on Aug 1, 2013 by   5 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

Editors Collaborators How anxiously I awaited the edits of my first book, Knight of Runes. Excitement. Well I still had a hard time believing that it would be published. When her letter finally arrived the editing process and timeframes were clearly laid out. I really don’t know what I expected. I opened the file and [Read more…]

Making Your Setting into a Character

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 by   4 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

Author Lori Hayes by Lori Hayes     “I felt I was right there on the island. I could smell the brine, could taste the salt on my lips.” “I could visualize the ghostly grave, the one that appears in Claire’s photographs. I could sense the presence of a ghost.” “I imagined the sunglow highlighting the [Read more…]

Conquering Fight Scenes (Part 1) with K. M. Fawcett

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

If you have a fight scene in your romance story, ask yourself the following questions. Why is it there? Is it essential to the plot? Fight scenes, like love scenes, must drive the story forward. They must serve a purpose. They must create change either by resolving something or by complicating something. Change advances the [Read more…]


Posted on Jun 17, 2013 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

Getting into the head of your characters is a topic we’ve all dealt with, read about in spades and had shoved down our throats until we’re choking on the vileness that is those very words, right? Well, yes and no. The question I’d have is how far are you willing to go in order to [Read more…]


Posted on Jun 10, 2013 by   5 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

author Isabo Kelly Using Earth Biology to Create Otherworldly Creatures by Isabo Kelly As writers of paranormal, fantasy and science fiction romances, we spend a lot of time developing otherworldly creatures, be they supernatural or extra-terrestrial. But there’s no reason we need to stick to set parameters for these creations. (If readers required strict adherence [Read more…]

Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself by Nancy Gideon

Posted on Jun 6, 2013 by   9 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

What keeps a writer from taking that next step in their career?  Fear.  Whether you’re a newbie with that first work-in-progress or a bestseller looking for that next big hit, these six things can blow up into monstrous roadblocks at any point in your creative journey.  Fear of Commitment There’s safety in the process of [Read more…]