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Resources for Fiction Writers—Holiday Update!

It’s Here! The next update of my massive—and getting even bigger—”Resources for Fiction Writers” page is now live, and it’s right HERE! I’ve added quite a few new resources, all marked by an asterisk for easy indexing. There are new videos, new podcasts, new websites, and new blog posts, all…

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It’s All About That Trope: Secrets of Your Favorite Romance Novel

Dianne Frost at Dianne in Writing was gracious enough to host a post of mine on her blog. Here’s a teaser … Have you ever been reading a new romance novel and felt something familiar, a bit of déjà vu? The “stage” is different, the “actors” are different, and even…

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Book Review: Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes

Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels Gwen Hayes 2016, 100 Pages, Kindle Edition ISBN-13: 978-1530838615 ISBN-10: 1530838614 Romancing the Beat is a concise book on story structure for the romance novel by author and editor Gwen Hayes, who herself confesses to loving “kissing books.” As an editor, I…

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WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT: Romance

Each Wednesday, I will be bringing you a writing prompt from a different category: photo, romance, mystery, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, etc. Change anything you like, but get to writing. Even if it doesn’t develop into a full story or novel, save it because you never know when you…

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