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I just dragged myself through the chapter where I introduce my villain(s).  Ergh – it took me four cups of coffee to make it to the end.

You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to write about someone being slowly torn apart without using the ‘bad’ words (those you’re not allowed to use when writing).  Or repeating ‘bubbling blood, frothing blood, pooling blood’ or any other descriptive involving bloody blood.  By the time I was halfway through I rather thought my ‘shredded organs’ were inspired. (more…)

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Why is smell so important in romance novels?  Have you noticed how much scent is involved in the average romance?  But even more interesting than this, is the amount you find in paranormal romance.  Everyone seems to be smelling everyone else in HD.

Is it because vampires, werewolves et al have a keener sense of smell?  Or being supernatural, otherworldly type creatures, are they meant to smell preternaturally more than the average human male/female?  (Who in my experience wear those terrible deodorants that double as aftershave/perfume erghh).

I have a theory. (more…)

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Hello and welcome,

I’m a writer currently embroiled in my first book, which turned out to be (yes I am cringing) a paranormal romance. Which is ironic really as I dislike the ‘Twilight’ series intensely (like watching a car accident; you know it’s going to be horrific, but you can’t look away.)

Cursed with writer’s block, I finally started a blog.  I’ve been putting it off for months with various lame excuses: (more…)

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