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Archive for Tag: paranormal romance

Writing to Market in a No Fail Genre!

Posted on May 10, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Workshops · Writing

So many times we hear, “I write to market” or the opposing view “Write your heart”. But what if you could do both? There is a market that never goes out of favor. It has people buying all year long, year after year after year and they buy it by the millions. If you could [Read more…]

We All Feel The Call of The Stars by Jen Crane

Posted on Apr 28, 2016 by   8 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

            Readers of fantasy, sci-fi and paranormal are, by nature, perhaps more open to the magical pull of the cosmos. We’re keenly receptive to the possibility of magic or divine intervention—it comes with the territory. Those of us who love to loosen the dirt around our roots in reality for just a little while, we [Read more…]

All I Ever Needed to Know about being a Healthy Person I Learned from Paranormal Characters Who Challenge the Status Quo by Lynn Crandall

Posted on Mar 25, 2016 by   11 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

They do exist. And they’re not going anywhere. My tag line for my Fierce Hearts series suggests something unknown lives among us and these unknowns belong on the planet just like other forms of life. In the case of my books, what exists are were-lynxes, a colony of them. Each of the ten were-lynx shifters [Read more…]

Step Away from the Computer: Tips to get Your Body Moving

Posted on Sep 1, 2014 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized · Writer Fitness

Since we writers sit for our profession, if we want to stay healthy, we need to counter all that sitting with movement.  In this article, I’ll cover some of the tools and techniques I use to get me moving. I share these with you from my perspective as an amateur athlete and having completed four [Read more…]

The Character Couch – Put YOUR Characters into Therapy

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 by   2 Comments | Posted in Blog · Books · Uncategorized · Writing

In the action-packed movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are a husband and wife who don’t know each other are assassins. The movie opens with these two sitting in front of a therapist, squirming with discomfort; we guess this is as much from the possibility of having to bare their souls—something [Read more…]

To Series or Not to Series

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 by   2 Comments | Posted in Blog · Books · Uncategorized · Writing

Thank you so much for having me!  I don’t write many BLOGs.  I think I’ve done maybe twelve in my career – most of them dealing with one real life experience I know a bit about:  Walking my dog in Alaska in all kinds of weather.  I’m almost afraid of BLOGs.  I wonder what on [Read more…]

You Know It When You Read It 

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 by   19 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

Hi, everyone—thank you for having me here! So I’ve noticed a difference in how some Urban Fantasies are being marketed. Have you ever seen a book spine that identifies a story as Urban Fantasy Romance? Even though I’ve read more than a few UFRomances, I’m still hard pressed to identify what sets them apart from a [Read more…]

The Haunting

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 by   12 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

  I have never believed in ghosts, or at least I didn’t until I stayed in Room 8 at the Tulloch Castle Hotel in Dingwall, Scotland last September. My cousin, Kathy, and I traveled to the land of our heritage, eager to visit the Munros of our ancestral clan. The town of Dingwall is near [Read more…]

Look Who’s Dipping Into the Magic Punch Bowl: Minor Characters Add Life To Your Party

Posted on Mar 24, 2014 by   5 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

 We love our main couples. We want them to win readers hearts while striving for their own HEA. We create their family, backstory, and carefully decide what means of transportation they will own (car, ship, dragon – hey, anything goes in paranormal)! Author Sharon Kay But look beyond the hero and heroine for a minute. A huge [Read more…]

Oh No, Here come the Homonyms: And other Writerly Tips

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 by   3 Comments | Posted in Blog · Books · Uncategorized · Writing

Writing paranormal and fantasy romance can be great fun! Nobody’s seen a vampire or a shape-shifter or a fae. Nobody has (yet) been successfully transported back to the Wild West or forward to new planets. This is true fiction. Made-up creatures, made-up stories, made-up settings. Oops! All this made-up stuff is still being told in [Read more…]