Alina Popescu, Writer

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    Monday Progress Report: Book Launches, Birmingham Pride, YouTube and #amwriting

Monday Progress Report: Book Launches, Birmingham Pride, YouTube and #amwriting

It’s been a while since I’ve published one of these. Still, they happen with some regularity on the blog. Last month – May – has been a crazy one. I had an important launch – contemporary gay romance novel Dusk to Dawn, I traveled to Birmingham for Pride. I relaunched my

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    From Authors to Authors: Five Top Tips on Researching a Novel

From Authors to Authors: Five Top Tips on Researching a Novel

Hello everyone and welcome back to a new post in the From Authors to Authors blog series. Today, Isobel Starting returns to share with you your best tips for researching a novel. Grab a snack an join us to find out all about the best way to do research for your book.

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    From Authors to Authors: The Power of Writing Great Blurbs

From Authors to Authors: The Power of Writing Great Blurbs

Hello everyone and welcome back for a new post in the blog’s From Authors to Authors series. Our guide today is Clare London who will guide you through the maze of writing great blurbs and explain why you should never underestimate their power. I know we all complain about writing blurbs quite

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    Author Problems: How to Deal with Low Book Sales and Authors Quitting

Author Problems: How to Deal with Low Book Sales and Authors Quitting

This is a topic I’ve been thinking about for a while now. Book sales are low, authors aren’t making any money, writers are giving up, authors are quitting. It’s better to try anything else except writing fiction, because that’s not going to get you any money. Over the last couple

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    From Authors to Authors: Who’s Singing Your Song? Point of View in Writing

From Authors to Authors: Who’s Singing Your Song? Point of View in Writing

Hello everyone and welcome back to a new post in our From Authors to Authors series. Anna Butler is back with a piece on point of view in writing. Stay tuned for this week’s amazing post highlighting the ins and outs of POV. Point of View in Writing – Who’s Singing Your Song?

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    From Authors to Authors: The Importance of Writing Great Setting

From Authors to Authors: The Importance of Writing Great Setting

Characterisation, POV, plot, theme, conflict, sex. . . How many times have we heard these are what our books live or die by? Okay, maybe not sex. Or then again, maybe, depending on the type of book you’re writing. But writing great setting? No, not so much. A book’s setting

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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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