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POINT OF VIEW: Building Compelling, Complex and Charismatic Characters

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Every writer has an achilles heel. Mine is characterization. I’m fantastic at world building – I can create compelling settings that will wrap you up and transport you away from whatever mudane place you find yourself in. I’m also great at plot. Not bragging here. It’s something that just comes naturally to me. The one … Read more

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: David C. Dawson

David C. Dawson

Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Today, David C. Dawson – David C Dawson writes contemporary thrillers with gay heroes in love at their core. His latest book For the Love of Lukeis a romantic … Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Chaos in Milan – Edale Lane

Chaos in Milan - Edale Lane

Edale Lane has a new FF historical romance out, book 3 in the Night Flyer Trilogy: “Chaos in Milan.” And there’s a giveaway! When chaos strikes at the heart of Milan, it is up to Florentina’s alter-ego the Night Flyer to stop it. As Florentina and Madelena’s love deepens, so does the well of danger … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: 2021 Is Here – What Now?

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Last week, I talked about some writing successes during an otherwise bleak 2020. Today I’m turning my gaze ahead and pulling out my crystal ball (and my planner). Here are some things I am hoping for and preparing for in 2021. In January (1/10), I am rereleasing Between the Lines, my River City Chronicles prequel. … Read more

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Jeanne Marcella

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Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Today, Jeanne Marcella – Jeanne Marcella writes LGBTQIA+ fantasy fiction not for the faint of heart. Quests, adventure, danger, and the grit of living are foremost, but relationships … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: What Went Right in 2020

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Make no mistake. 2020 was a dumpster fire inside a clusterfuck inside a horror film. And yet, some good things still happened for the LGBTQ community. Switzerland and Northern Ireland finally got marriage equality. Trans, gender fluid and non-binary representation in entertainment got a big boost. More jurisdictions banned conversion therapy. And the Commander in … Read more

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: A.G. Carothers

A.G. Carothers

Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Today, A.G. Carothers – A. G. Carothers is actually a dragon very cleverly disguised as a human. They are a non-binary author of LGBTQIA Romance and Urban Fantasy, … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Breaking Through the Wall

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Sometimes we just get stuck. Writers gotta write, but life has a habit of getting in the way. Maybe a particular project has you stumped. Or maybe it’s a general sense of malaise or a bad review, or a book that didn’t sell like you hoped it would. As I write this, we’re at the … Read more

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Xanxa Symanah

Xanxa Symanah

Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Giveaway: Xanxa is giving away a mobi copy of her book “The Sunshine Advocate.” Comment on this post for a chance to win! Today, Xanxa Symanah – Xanxa … Read more