Category Archives: First Page

How to Plot Your Romance

by C. Margery Kempe On the one hand, you have a distinct advantage when it comes to romance: we all know how it’s going to end. That’s also the chief disadvantage: how do you keep the reader guessing, doubting that … Continue reading

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The life of the writer is a lot of waiting. I know, I know — a lot of it is writing, too. But waiting is a big part. First there’s waiting for time to write. Most writers don’t write full … Continue reading

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Tuesday and it’s me

A silent sigh relaxed her shoulders as she watched orange, purple and red colors danced over the water of the Musselshell. Sunset. Beauty mixed with a peaceful calm. One corner of her lips rose in a crookedly secret smile. Coal … Continue reading

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Welcome to Nights of Passion!

I started this blog for many reasons.  One is that I have crossed over from being a science fiction and fantasy author to paranormal romance writing.  While I explore this endeavor, I will be sharing with you the romance movies … Continue reading

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