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Taking a Knife to Your Heart: What It Really Means to Kill Off a Character by Melissa Jarvis

I remember the first time I threw a book across the room.  My favorite author, Anne McCaffrey, had just killed off the MasterHarper of Pern.  I commiserated with my best friend, and we both cried for days.  How could Anne do that to me? And then another author did the same thing.  Charlaine Harris killed …
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Why Include Erotic Scenes In Your Fiction? by Eve Summers

You can’t blame it on Fifty Shades Of Grey because explicit sex scenes are far from new to the fiction world. Think Marquis de Sade’s book or Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Back in the 1980s, Shirley Conran shot up to fame with blow-by-blow accounts of sexual encounters in her bestseller Lace, Jackie Collins did it with …