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Archive for Tag: On Writing Romance

A Whole New World

Posted on Nov 30, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog

by Alexandra Rushe Every writer is a world-builder, spinning tales that transport the reader to a different reality, no matter the genre. I write Southern-fried paranormal romance about demon hunters in the Deep South under the pen name Lexi George, and fantasy under the pen name Alexandra Rushe—two different genres that involve world-building. So, how [Read more…]

Marketing, Not For the Faint of Heart!

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 by   2 Comments | Posted in Blog

by Tena Stetler Do you need to target a huge, broad audience to get published? Eventually, you’ll want a large target audience to sell your books to. But in the beginning, it can get expensive fast.  So early marketing should be to a narrow niche of readers, one that you can interest better than any [Read more…]

Friends, Allies, Adversaries, and Enemies

Posted on Nov 9, 2017 by   1 Comment | Posted in Blog

By Claudia Blood A writer friend asked if I’d ever heard of The Virgin’s Promise by Kim Hudson. It’s the arc for characters that stay home, but still learn to fulfill their dreams. One of the suggestions for ordinary world stories was to give your main character friends, but not allies. That made me pause. [Read more…]

My Top Five Tips for Planning Your Next Novel

Posted on Oct 19, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog

by Elizabeth Menozzi Starting a new novel can be daunting. I like to avoid staring at a blank page, wondering what to write, as much as possible. This is why I always do at least a little bit of planning before I start writing. If, like me, you are preparing to participate in National Novel Writing [Read more…]

disAbility and Diversity in Romance by Caroline Lee

Posted on Sep 14, 2017 by   1 Comment | Posted in Blog

There’s a movement in the romance world I hope you’ve heard of called #WeNeedDiverseRomance. Very simply, the idea behind this movement is that every reader, regardless of what s/he looks like, acts like, or believes in, should have the chance to read about him or herself in a romance novel.   There are many differing [Read more…]

Villains and Monsters and Anti-heroes Oh My!

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog

  I have always loved comic books. The Incredible Hulk, X-men, Ghost Rider, Daredevil, you name it.  I listened to the Shadow and Green Hornet radio shows with my dad growing up. I was a sucker for vigilantly justice and those who worked outside the law to get the bad guys. Even today, I love [Read more…]