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    Memories from Communism Part I – The Queues

Memories from Communism Part I – The Queues

As it’s Wednesday, I am sure you were expecting a post on Research & Inspiration for authors. This is a bit of a different take on the topic. My sharing memories from communism will work as research on communist regimes, dictatorships, and any other type of dysfunctional societies. If you’re wondering

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    Author Problems: Too Many Ideas to Write

Author Problems: Too Many Ideas to Write

Authors spend a lot of time feeding themselves with whatever triggers them to be inspired, in a quest to get an idea for their next book. It’s a constant effort of reading, watching things, finding inspiring places, making sure all your quirks are met, and so on. When all this

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    Author Toolkit: Top YouTube Channels for Authors to Watch

Author Toolkit: Top YouTube Channels for Authors to Watch

While most people think of fun and entertainment when they think of YouTube, education and learning are the main reasons I visit it so often. As you know from previous articles on the blog there are several creators I follow for research purposes, to get a better idea of the world

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    From Authors to Authors: Writing Gay Historical Romance

From Authors to Authors: Writing Gay Historical Romance

Hello and welcome to a new post in our From Authors to Authors series. Today, our guest blogger is Ruby Moon and she’s talking about writing gay historical romance. Enjoy! Stepping into the Past – Writing Gay Historical Romance There is nothing quite like disappearing into a M/M historical romance. All those

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    From Authors to Authors: Writing Wrong Turns and Runaway Characters

From Authors to Authors: Writing Wrong Turns and Runaway Characters

Welcome all to a new installment of our From authors to authors series. Today, Layla Dorine will talk to us about writing wrong turns and runaway characters. Enjoy! I’d like to think we’ve all had those moments when a character takes over and everything you thought you knew about the plot

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    Author Problems: The Dreaded No Writing Day

Author Problems: The Dreaded No Writing Day

I started 2017 writing. Literally. I woke up on January 1st, tired from the New Year’s Eve party, opened my work in progress file and typed some words. It wasn’t much. 142 words for my Sky and Storm story. But it was the first day in months where I’d written,

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    Monday Progress Report: Finish Line in Sight for Dusk to Dawn

Monday Progress Report: Finish Line in Sight for Dusk to Dawn

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Monday recap of my progress. Last week I said I wanted to try and finish drafting Dusk to Dawn. Well, I am not there yet. The manuscript is at 51,000 words right now (yup, of course it was going to be longer than

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    From Authors to Authors: How to Write Series and Serials

From Authors to Authors: How to Write Series and Serials

Let’s talk about how to write series and serials. We all love them, especially the well written ones. We all have at least one favorite, and we all would looove to have written at least one as such. But let’s face it, it’s not easy to get there. First things

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    Fantasy and History Ideas for Authors

Fantasy and History Ideas for Authors

If it’s Wednesday, we’re talking Research and Ideas for Authors. You know how I love my YouTube inspiration, after my posts on swords and the one on things I watch. Today, I am back with another fun, interesting, and very educational channel on weapons, medieval castles, and other interesting historic

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    Monday Progress Report: New Books, Old Books, and Taking My Own Advice

Monday Progress Report: New Books, Old Books, and Taking My Own Advice

Hello everyone and Happy Monday. Welcome to a new edition of my Monday Progress Reports! This is supposed to be a weekly feature, but I’m still working on posting my progress more often. What I’ve Been Writing Last week was a crazy busy one. I am furiously drafting Dusk to

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