The Writing Process

- by Leigh Duncan

Look up process on Wikipedia and you’ll see over forty definitions. The one I think most clearly relates to us as authors defines process as “activities or tasks that produce a specific service or product for customers.” In our case, that product is the story, the manuscript. Like the word process, there are different methods […]

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Judge a Book By Its Cover?

- by Susan Lyons

When it comes to people, you can miss a lot if you judge by that first superficial impression. The same is true with books, and yet we all do it, don’t we? That’s the purpose of a book cover. It’s release day for Body Heat from Kensington Brava (written under my pen name Susan Fox). […]

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HAUNTED (or Happy Halloween)

- by Patricia Rosemoor

I remember always wanting to write paranormal romantic suspense of some sort. My editors at Intrigue always told me I couldn’t do it. But somehow I got away with writing HAUNTED, a book set at Halloween, another of many firsts for me. The first Intrigue with a paranormal element – a ghost who provides a […]

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Things they Don’t Tell You in Writer School: Handling Emotion

- by Elaine Isaak

Here’s the thing.  Some scenes are just harder to write than others.  I don’t care if you’re a plotter or a pantser, if you know just where the scene should go, or if you’re following your characters along on a thrilling adventure–at some point or another, you’re going to hit a scene that’s slow. Not […]

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