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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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Tips on Writing Dialogue by A.J. Norris (by Heather Novak)

Hello Nights of Passion Readers, I’m off getting hitched, so please welcome my second guest blogger, romantic suspense and paranormal romance author A.J. Norris! See you all in a few weeks.  Love, Heather *** A.J. Norris is a romantic suspense and paranormal romance novelist.  … Continue reading

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Be Open to a New Opening by Heather Novak

As I navigate down the “looking for an agent” highway, I’m struck by how important it is to never stop learning and striving for what you want. With several partials/fulls of my manuscript out, and an ever growing pile of … 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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Building Worlds for Your Characters

I do a ton of research every time I write one of my paranormal romances.  I started researching a long time ago, when I was asked by a convention to be on a panel on vampires.  Twenty-five years and countless vampire … Continue reading

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Mason Monday. My love of fusion. It isn’t just about food.

I love nothing more than mixing a bunch of stuff that doesn’t belong together. Well, at least that’s what I’m told. “You can’t mix such and such with that.” I say, oh really? I don’t want you to get a … Continue reading

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Nights of Passion’s is thrilled to have Paranormal Romance author Susan Hanniford Crowley back.

Welcome to my basement, Sue! Thank you for letting me, interview you. It’s always blast. Hey, Mason. I’ve brought cyber chocolate cake, ice cream, and punched punch. Oh, and here’s come cyber vampire wine. I love what you’ve done with … Continue reading

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It’s Mason Thursday. What happen to great minds? By the waste side of the Greeks.

While I was doing my Monday post, I was thinking. I know that’s where my problem started, of course. As I was reread on the Greeks a slight tingle of annoyance moved through me. It happens even to evil masterminds … Continue reading

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It’s Mason Monday. The Greeks knew a thing or maybe two.

Admittedly, I have an obsession with the classics. Why? Okay, so I am one of those people that believes that there is nothing that hasn’t written about. That doesn’t mean we as story tellers cannot evoke our readers in new … Continue reading

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It’s Mason Thursday. Method of the strange kid.

The more I get to know other writers the more I realize, I’m the strange kid in the group. Some of you may have come to that conclusion much faster than I did. What can I say, you’re just sharp … Continue reading

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