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Welcome to Marian and Exploring New Depths

Nights of Passion is thrilled having Marian Lanouette join our passionate crew.  Every time we grow and expand, our readers benefit.  Enjoy! With a summer storm beating back the fierce heat, it is time to explore new depths in our … Continue reading

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What A Writer Needs, Part 13 – Just Breathe

Have you been writing like a maniac unleashed?  I have, not always organized, but definitely unleashed.  The thing with being so focused, so plugged in, so entrenched in the world you’re creating is that you forget to breathe. At times, … Continue reading

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What A Writer Needs, Part 12 – The Sting

You’re probably wondering what the sting is.  It’s not “The Sting” with Paul Newman and Robert Redford pulling a con.  Though you can learn a get deal about setup by watching that movie. The sting in this reference refers to … Continue reading

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What A Writer Needs, Part 11 – Characters

Characters are essential to a great story.  It’s the characters that the reader falls in love with or hates.   Stories live or fail based on how much a reader cares about the characters. Some characters we love from the very … Continue reading

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What A Writer Needs, Part 10 – A Great Writers’ Conference

I’ve been to a lot of conferences and workshops in my life.  When you find that conference or workshop that really works for you, you hold on with both hands. Connecticut Fiction Fest is the one that made the difference … Continue reading

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What A Writer Needs, Part 9 – Encouragement

Writers needs encouragement.  They need to go to workshops that make them feel all fired up and inspired to write  (CTRWA Fiction Fest).  They need successes along the way, and they need to celebrate those successes.  What constitutes a success? __You wrote today!  … Continue reading

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What A Writer Needs, Part 8 – When The Family Helps with Research

Somewhere along the way in writing my vampire series, my family, and in particular, my husband decided to help me with my quest to know all things vampire.One of my daughters focused on books and that why I have THE … Continue reading

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What A Writer Needs, Part 7 – Strength and Energy

This may surprise you, but writers need to be energized through good healthy food and some sort of exercise.  I was amazed to learn that many romance authors participate in the martial arts.   I’m in Thai Kickboxing and when I’m … Continue reading

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What A Writer Needs, Part 6 – Interactions with Other Writers

Writers historically need other writers.  J.R.R. Tolkien knew C.S. Lewis in a little group they formed known as the Inklings.  Edgar Allan Poe knew Charles Dickens, though they had a bit of a falling out over a piece Edgar wrote that … Continue reading

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What A Writer Needs, Part 4 – Adventures

The days of the writers toiling forever alone in a cold attic room have ended for most of us.  Being alone in endless solitude and often isolation is not enough.  To keep the fires of inspiration rolling, we seek adventures, romances, … Continue reading

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