Writing Adventure                    by K.D. McNiven


Writing Adventure                                                                                   by K.D. McNiven Action/adventure novels are my favorite reads, so naturally, that’s what I chose to write. Adventure novels tend to be one of the most sought-after genres. They usually begin with ordinary people drawn into extraordinary circumstances. Typically, these books are fast-paced and lean toward high-risk conflicts which may include fist-fighting, […]

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When Hallmark Says No     by Carrie Garvin


When Hallmark Says No                                by Carrie Garvin   Last year Hallmark (HM) opened submissions to non-agented solicitations. In a nutshell, the guidelines included a novel between 65,000-85,000 words, a happy ending with no profanity. I had a story I wanted to write for years. It was a clean and wholesome romance, fitting the HM […]

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How to Create Atmosphere in Children’s Books by Suzy Davies


How to Create Atmosphere in Children’s Books by Suzy Davies What is atmosphere? How do we craft a story so that it is evocative? In this article, I will show you how I achieved this aim in “Snugs The Snow Bear,” my debut children’s book. Atmosphere in a book is the way in which we […]

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SELF-EDITING                               by Judith Bixby Boling


SELF-EDITING                                                                        by Judith Bixby Boling Editing is an essential step in the writing process. Whether you edit as you write, or write your entire manuscript before picking up the proverbial red pencil, your readers will know whether your story has been edited well. Even those of us who edit as we write, must go […]

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Choosing a Novel Title      by Katie Salvo


Choosing a Novel Title                                                    by Katie Salvo “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” This quote oft used to uplift our spirits in times of trouble belongs to 19th-century philosopher, […]

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Being a Book Blogger by Carmen Harris


Being a Book Blogger by Carmen Harris   This is my first guest post on Nina’s website, and I’m really happy to be here. So thank you to Nina for hosting me! In today’s guest post I’m going to talk a little bit about being a book blogger. It’s already over halfway through the year and […]

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Write the (Un) Known                  Aaron D. Brinker


  Write the (Un) Known                                       by  Aaron D. Brinker   With writing, people have been told for years, “Write what you know.” In most cases, this is great advice. In other aspects, following this advice is […]

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BOOK TRAILERS! by Bibiana Krall


BOOK TRAILERS! by Bibiana Krall Today I am tackling the importance of using book trailers as a part of a book-marketing plan, and are they worth it? The question about needing book trailers came up yesterday on Twitter from my talented friend and fellow writer, Nina Romano. She generously asked me to share my blog post on […]

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Writing Paranormal Fiction by: Ken Stark


Writing Paranormal Fiction                                                        by Ken Stark So, what is a horror writer doing on Nina Romano’s blog? Well, fear not, my friends! I may write scary stories, but […]

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The Evolution of an Author       by Susan Jean Ricci


The Evolution of an Author          by Susan Jean Ricci   Ah, Romance… Come enjoy the rapture of reading happily ever after, real-life stories, penned by authors who’ve dared to dream, taken risks to embrace love, and defy the odds of ever finding a soul mate. My journey into the romance arena didn’t come […]

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