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The Scoop on Research

by DiAnn Mills Writing romantic suspense is my passion. I stay awake at night planning a story in which a strong and vibrant heroine attempts the impossible, the forbidden, or the dangerous for the good of others. She meets a … Continue reading

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Adding Life Elements into Your Story

by Cara Putman One of the things I love about writing is the ability to incorporate the things I love into my writing. As a gal right out of college I headed to Washington, D.C., to launch my career in … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Effective Research Trips Part 2

by Vickie McDonough Yesterday day we touched on the first five tips for Effective Research Trips, and today, I’d like to continue our conversation with the final five hints. If you missed those, check yesterday’s blog post. 6. Talk to … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Effective Research Trips Part 1

by Vickie McDonough I’ve just returned from my first cruise to the Caribbean. I never dreamed a sunset could be so beautiful or the color of the water so vivid. There was such an amazing difference in the houses of … Continue reading

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Real in Fiction; Choosing Actual Locations for Your Novels

By Eva Marie Everson Several years ago, after the success of the Potluck books, set in imaginary Summit View, Colorado, my editor and I decided to focus on Southern fiction because y’all, I know the South. My first Southern novels … Continue reading

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Making Research Fun: Sandra Robbins

Historical figures, timelines, vocabulary, police procedures, crime scene investigation, fashion–the list could go on forever. No matter what genre, every writer knows to craft a book that will hold the attention of readers he or she has to get the … Continue reading

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