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Mills and Boon and the digital future of books

A while ago I wrote about how I was able to download the first book in Richard House’s multimedia thriller The Kills for free, just by sending out a tweet. I wondered at the time if The Kills multimedia format – in which videos are embedded in the digital download – was the future for…… Continue reading Mills and Boon and the digital future of books

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Ten reasons to give your romance novel away for free

A while ago I  I conducted an experiment .  I gave away my novel The Antique Love for free, for a limited period, through a website called Story Cartel.  Anyone who downloaded the novel was encouraged to leave a review, and if they did, they were entered into a draw for a prize – one…… Continue reading Ten reasons to give your romance novel away for free

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Editing tips for romance writers: make sure you check your point of view!

Last week I wrote a post about what a romance editor does.  It was a brief introduction to editing, and left a great deal more to be said, so I thought maybe every week I could outline a few of the areas that writers and editors need to look at closely when polishing a manuscript.…… Continue reading Editing tips for romance writers: make sure you check your point of view!

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What does a romance editor do?

When I first started writing romance novels, I had no real idea of what a romance editor actually does.  Well, I had a vague idea in my mind.  I pictured an editor sitting in her office, reading through manuscript after manuscript, and rejecting pretty much all of them.  Occasionally she accepts a novel, gives an…… Continue reading What does a romance editor do?

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The Silk Romance – an update on publication

A few people have been asking for an update on my novel, The Silk Romance, which is due to be published in May, so here goes!  (And for those of you who’d like to know what the novel’s about, please check out my Silk Romance page.) The short answer  – for those who don’t want…… Continue reading The Silk Romance – an update on publication

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Good to meet you…author Scott R. Caseley

Today I’m excited to be holding the first in a series of author interviews.  Author Scott R. Caseley has very kindly offered to be guinea-pig for my random interview style, and has answered my ten varyingly quirky  questions with great aplomb!  I hope you enjoy reading his answers as much as I did.  Please join…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Scott R. Caseley

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Getting the call for my first romance novel

Please take a minute to check out the header at the top of my blog.  Notice any changes in the text since last time you visited?… What do you mean, no? You mean you haven’t you been concentrating??  OK, then I’ll tell you!When I first started this blog a few weeks ago I described myself…… Continue reading Getting the call for my first romance novel