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Sexual Tension, Without Any…You Know… Sex by Alice Gaines

(Note: Because I’m a romance author, I’ll use the standard romance terms – hero and heroine (h/h). Your sexual tension may not occur between two protagonists. Also, I don’t mean to imply that romance or sexual attraction are restricted to members of the opposite sexes.) Because I write romance, all my stories include physical intimacy …
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Why Your Character Needs a Secret Identity by Lynn Johnston

Secret identities—they’re not just for superheroes anymore. The secret identities we’re familiar with from comic books represent extreme contrasts of personality.  Wonder Woman conceals her wild Amazon powers in the buttoned-up persona of Diana Prince.  Batman shrouds his vigilante anger in the glib playboy personality of Bruce Wayne.  Superman hides his alien invincibility behind the …
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10 Lessons for Writing a Series by Laura Kaye

It’s great to be back at Savvy Authors again, this time to celebrate the release of my tenth novel, South of Surrender. This book is the third book in my Greek-mythology-inspired Hearts of the Anemoi series—one of four series I’m currently writing. From writing all these simultaneous series—two paranormal and two contemporary—I’ve learned a number …
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Writing True Emotions…. Laugh, Cry And Sigh As You Write by Annie Seaton

The cover quote from a well known author on my latest book said that “the love affair would make you laugh, cry and sigh.” One of the most challenging tasks for a writer of romance, and indeed any genre, is to engage the reader’s emotions. How do you enable the reader to immerse themselves in …