Author Archives: Melanie R. Meadors

About Melanie R. Meadors

Melanie R. Meadors is a storyteller, editor, game designer, adventurer, and scientist from central Massachusetts. She's a science writer at The Once and Future Podcast, GeekMom, and at her own website, If you like what she’s doing here, please support her Patreon at

Things Both Seen and Unseen

This week I spent two days in Boston, trying to get into the mindset for the novel I’ll be “starting” this week. Why the quotes? Well, the idea’s been swirling around in my brain for about a year now, but … Continue reading

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Falling (asleep) for fall?

Heh. I will admit it. I’m not exactly a fan of fall. Do I like the foliage? Yes. Do I like the pumpkin spice? Heck yeah. I love the festivals, apples, pumpkins, hay rides, the brisk air. Well, to an … Continue reading

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Relaxation–the New Passion? By Guest Jamie K. Schmidt

There was a time when the most romantic evening I could think of involved dinner, drinks, a movie, then going to a club and spending the rest of the night — and most of the morning in bed.  And not … Continue reading

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Actually, you can do whatever you want. If NaNoWriMo is worth it to you, if that’s what it takes to get you to write, then all the power to you. Welllll….. maybe not. Let’s face it. Writers write. They wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Tawny Weber

USA Today Bestselling author Tawny Weber, author of the recently released FEARLESS from Harlequin’s Cosmo Red Hot Reads line,  was a saint and agreed to do a guest post for me today, since I was busy coordinating a writing conference. Please … Continue reading

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Rejection…A blessing in disguise?

Rejections suck. There’s no way around it. No one likes hearing that something they might have been working on for years is not worth anyone’s time. But you know, sometimes, rejection can be a good thing. Take the following, for … Continue reading

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“Today’s Romance Readers Aren’t Interested…”

I’ve been hearing from a lot of people who have written what I consider to be some kick-ass stories, but who get rejection letters from big…whatever number we’re on now…publishers saying, “This is well written and interesting, but today’s romance … Continue reading

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The Method of Madness, er, I mean, The Madness of Method!

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m pretty obsessed with the methods of other writers. How do they do the things they do? I like to look at hugely bestselling authors, see what they do, and see if I can put … Continue reading

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Accountability, heh

At CTRWA, we have this great mentorship program. It took me a while to figure out if I needed a mentor or not, but when I became really frustrated with my writing and my career at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Come, all you dreamers…

For years I tried writing what I thought I should write.  You know, literary fiction, the stuff that would make my mom proud. I did a pretty good job, and had a couple short stories published. I found, however,  that … Continue reading

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