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5 Tips for Writing Action Scenes
August 11, 2019
All The Kissing
I’ll admit, writing action scenes is not a favorite activity of mine. Weird, right? I’m a fantasy romance author. Every plot I think of has some grand, sweeping fight or battle planned in one book or another (or perhaps in every book, depending on the series arc). I love the concept of action scenes, and I abs...
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How to Write a Compelling Antagonist
May 22, 2019
All The Kissing
When I first started writing, I used to visualize antagonists like those old-school cartoons, where they’d be chilling in the corner either A) maniacally laughing for no good reason, B) rapidly twiddling their fingers from pinky to thumb and back again with a wicked grin on their faces, or C) endlessly twirling ...
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Introducing the Kingdom of Exiles Pinterest Board
March 25, 2019
Musings
Pinterest is big for authors. Many of us flock to this amazing site for inspiration, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s such a wonderful feeling to find the perfect image that sums up what you’re seeing in your mind—or to be totally inspired by something new. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn ...
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Creating a book playlist for Kingdom of Exiles
February 21, 2019
Musings
To celebrate my recent cover reveal through Bookish, I decided to write a quick post about one of my primary writing habits during drafting and editing — listening to music. Moreover, building out a book playlist and searching for songs that I feel represent the overall emotions of the book or even specific scen...
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Author interview with Felicia Grossman
February 6, 2019
Author Interviews
In this author interview, I chat with Felicia Grossman, author of Appetites & Vices, out February 18, 2019, from Carina Press. I had the chance to read an advanced copy of her book before release, and holy cow was it amazing! Now, I don’t typically read historical romances, but I just adored the characters t...
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Finding writing inspiration for my fantasy romance novels
January 20, 2019
Drafting & Editing
As a fantasy romance novelist, I tend to live outside of my own reality. My mind wanders far and wide to worlds unseen, to characters I can’t even begin to find on Pinterest, to ideas that are nearly impossible to nail down. I lean a lot on my dreams for writing inspiration, but when the well runs dry or I’m s...
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Author interview with B.P. Donigan
December 6, 2018
Author Interviews
Welcome to the first author interview on my site! Most of my previous blogs have been about craft or my personal experience, but I'm a firm believer in learning from others. If anything, hopefully these interviews will inspire you and encourage you to keep chasing after your writing dreams. For this author intervi...
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3 Steps to Building an Author Website
October 4, 2018
Platform Knowledge
I love talking about author platforms. As someone whose day job involves working in the internet and tech industry, I cannot stress enough the importance of building an author website. They’re vital in terms of building your author brand—something you can’t afford to pass up in today’s market-yourself worl...
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5 tips for giving constructive feedback as an author
September 13, 2018
Drafting & Editing
In a previous post, I talked about how to process feedback and criticism when you’re on the receiving end — but what if you’re on the other side? What if you’re looking to offer constructive feedback, but aren’t sure where to start? Part of being active in the writer community is forming connections w...
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Tricia Lynne’s debut, Moonlight & Whiskey: Cover Reveal
September 11, 2018
The Publishing Game
Y’all have likely heard me rant and rave about my amazing CP before. (If not, there’s an entire podcast dedicated to our love of one another over at All The Kissing.) So it should come as NO surprise that I was super stoked when she said I could host her cover reveal for her upcoming debut, Moonlight & Whi...
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