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Archive for Tag: RWA

How to Write Succinctly and Keep the Attention of your Reader

Posted on Apr 16, 2015 by   7 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

or, Beware the Info Dump, My Child By Elizabeth MS Flynn w/a Eilis Flynn Say you’re starting work on your latest story. You’ve just done a ton of research on it to get all the details right, down to the button detail of the outer ridge of your heroine’s boot, a distinctive triangular pattern as a post-modern [Read more…]

WHAT IF I WAS AN ALIEN? by Victoria Pinder

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 by   3 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

Picture: Awkward teenage girl with huge glasses and thin hair that never did anything. Yep, that was me. And before I was swept away in a romance, add to the geeky scene pants that went to high, comic books before they were considered trendy, plaid shirts, and a father who enjoys science fiction enough to [Read more…]

The Good, The Bad & The Necessary: Critique Groups by Ally Broadfield

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 by   6 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

The benefits of belonging to the right critique group are numerous, including giving you encouragement and support, creating accountability, and helping you take your writing to a new level. But what if your critique group isn’t giving you these things?  Five signs it’s time for you to find a new critique group:  5. Are the [Read more…]

Sci Fi Romance, Write Now! by Cathryn Cade

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 by   8 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

The market for sci fi romance is wide open, and here’s why you should join me in writing it. Let me just start out by saying that I don’t think of myself as a sci fi fan. I was force-fed Heinlein and Bradbury in high school and while they are truly outstanding writers, I was [Read more…]

Location, Location, Location by T. L. Sumner

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 by   3 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

We often focus much of our attention on the setting of our stories and finding the right words to describe the places in which our characters exist.  But what about our personal writing space?  The location in which we write can play a very important role in our stories.  I love my officeand it’s just [Read more…]

Enrich Your World With Re-imagined Holidays

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 by   9 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

 by Tameri Etherton  iStockphoto Ah, Halloween. That time of year when little ghosts and goblins roam the streets looking for candy. Have you ever wondered what prompted kids to dress up in costumes for treats? I have. And why do we decorate eggs on Easter? What’s up with a Yule log, anyway? There’s only [Read more…]

Incorporating Humor into Your Writing

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

by Ally Broadfield   Sociologists, anthropologists, and biologists believe that the ability of humans to laugh serves two essential life functions: to lessen tension and anxiety, and to help us bond with others. Both of these are compelling reasons to incorporate humor into your writing. As romance writers, one of our primary goals is to [Read more…]

Get in Shape with TWITTER by Jordan K. Rose

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 by   5 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

This month I released my first Indie Pubbed book, The Demon Mistress, the first book of The Eva Prim Series. I’m also releasing four short stories to accompany the book, and I have another book, Black Magic Rose releasing in November. To say I’m out of my gourd (and have been for about 12 weeks) [Read more…]

How Garden Design Influenced a Pantser

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 by   3 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

by Dawn Marie Hamilton One of my favorite pastimes is gardening. In the past, I most often approached planting as I do writing—as a pantser. Stick a plant here. Tuck another one there. No specific plan. That was until I decided to plant a shade garden from scratch. This required forethought—planning. Yikes! I needed to [Read more…]