Tag Archives: characters

What’s In My Head May Not Be In Your Head. By Ripley Proserpina

Book covers. I rarely buy a book based on the book cover. I don’t expect the model on the front to match the characters in the story. My own book covers resemble my characters only broadly; they’re not dead ringers. … Continue reading

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I Probably Need a Writing Intervention… by Heather Novak

Right now, as you read this blog post, I am knee deep in Fast Draft. Fast Draft is what I like to call the “on crack version of NaNoWriMo,” where you write 5,000 words a day. Like a crazy person.  … Continue reading

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Epilogues – Do Readers Want One? By Stacy Hoff

I am trying to wrap up my newest manuscript. But I wonder about how I’ll finally write “the end.” To me, a story isn’t finished when the “happily ever after” finally happens. I always find myself needing to craft an … Continue reading

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Romancing the Villain by Heather Novak

I love villains who tug at my heart strings and evoke my emotions. Loki from the Avengers? Perfect example (and I’m not just saying that because I’m in love with Tom Hiddleston.) I also love strong heroines who aren’t lovable until we’re … Continue reading

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Don’t Paint Your Walls Before You Finish The Roof by Heather Novak

Many authors, including myself, like to get hung up on one chapter, one paragraph, even one sentence before the book is done.  Here is the best advice I have: build your story like you would a house. 1) You need … Continue reading

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Guest Author Elizabeth Lynx on Wattpad by Heather Novak

Please welcome author and friend Elizabeth Lynx to Nights of Passion! Elizabeth is guest blogging today about her experience with Wattpad. To Wattpad, or not to Wattpad: that is the question. Sorry Shakespeare, you are my favorite author to rip … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Secret #16: Why Would You Go to Paris?

Yes, I’ve been dreaming of Paris, which means my characters are on there way.  What does that mean?  I have to watch what they’re up too.  Is it sightseeing?  Shopping?  The great food?  Is it about amour or is it … Continue reading

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Lost in Words, What Would You Do? by Gerri Brousseau

In the spring I started to write a contemporary romance, something new for me since I generally write historical romance. It was moving along at a good clip and my beta reader loved it. She said the story was good … Continue reading

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I’m Hearing Voices! by Gerri Brousseau

Goodness, is it Thursday already! The time seems to just fly by and before I know it, it’s time to write another blog article. I’ve had a super busy week this week. Last Saturday was my Grand-Daughter’s second birthday party … Continue reading

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Day Job vs. Night Job by Stacy Hoff

My day job is unlike my night job. By night, I write romance. By day, I’m a lawyer. Yup. Been one for two decades. Handling contracts. Negotiating deals. In other words, I’m as non-romance-y as one could be between the … Continue reading

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