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I just read a very enlightening article giving twenty-five ways in which to fuck up your characters.  My second sentence in this post was going to be:  I like fucking my characters.

But that just sounded weird. (more…)

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I’ve written before on this blog about secondary characters taking over.  The first time it happened wasn’t so bad, as the hero and heroine weren’t interested in each other.

So I was rather grateful for my secondary character to step into the role of hero.  He’d been trying to take over the story anyway, so it was a simple case of substitution.  With the added bonus that my former hero suddenly emerged as a far more interesting character. (more…)

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A while ago a tale consisting of ‘purple prose’ made its way onto my paranormal romance writing email loop (try saying that fast after a few drinks) and has since appeared on Liana’s blog: http://crummynovels.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/semen-at-sea/

The author of Semen at Sea – Katalina Leon, did such a wonderful job of writing this excellent example; I left a comment suggesting she try her hand at more wet and salty adventures. Or perhaps even a period cod-piece. (more…)

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So little sleeep – yes that’s my excuse for not prodding my vampire hero into action this morning.  That and I fear that he might just not be that good in bed…

This character has turned out to be sweet, caring, hot, intelligent, but just not bad.  I don’t mean BAD bad just, you know, naughty enough to be really fascinating.  And he won’t be wicked, no matter what I throw at him.   No, he handles it calmly and determinedly sticks to being honourable (and not even in a dark brooding way like Mr Darcy). (more…)

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