Category: Romance

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Tasteful vs. Smut-peddling

“Hi Jim, I’m in the middle of writing a fantasy novel. In my book, two of my main characters fall in love. I noticed in Magnifica that your main characters wind up having sex. I don’t want my story turning into sex-novel, which it looks like it’s starting to. When you wrote yours, how did you limit yourself? What made you stop when you … Read More Tasteful vs. Smut-peddling

Romance Movie Redundancy #Writing #Author #Advice

HAPPY SAINT VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE! As activists and those who don’t have dates say… Happy Manufactured Holiday that has nothing to do with anything (which isn’t true), except selling candy and flowers!!! Anyway, I wanted to comment on love stories, particularly in the visual medium. Now before I get started, I’m not talking about ALL romantic movies. Ones like say… The Proposal and Just Like … Read More Romance Movie Redundancy #Writing #Author #Advice

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Love Never Dies: The Musical Review. #Writing #Author #Advice

I try to stick to the positive… so if you read my blog for writing advice or new books to read, feel free to skip over this review. No one would blame you. Phantom of the Opera was without a doubt the most awesome music I’ve ever seen! It had everything, action, romance, suspense. and horror. After seeing it at the Wang Theater in Boston … Read More Love Never Dies: The Musical Review. #Writing #Author #Advice

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Loveless #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

“Dear Jim, I’ve been writing a romantic fantasy story for a while now. Things were going great until I found out that my own relationship is not what I thought it was. I don’t want to go into detail, but he betrayed me with a friend of his. This isn’t the first time that something like this has happened either. I’ve pretty much given … Read More Loveless #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

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Can fictional stories be harmful?

Unfortunately, I have to say yes… hesitantly. Fictional stories can absolutely be harmful if taken the wrong way or interpreted incorrectly. A good example would be many of the Bible stories. The Bible was a good written by man for man. I can’t speak to who wrote the old testaments or how, but the new testament, at least as far as the Gospels are … Read More Can fictional stories be harmful?

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Tasteful vs. Smut-peddling

“Hi Jim, I’m in the middle of writing a fantasy novel. In my book, two of my main characters fall in love. I noticed in Magnifica that your main characters wind up having sex. I don’t want my story turning into sex-novel, which it looks like it’s starting to. When you wrote yours, how did you limit yourself? What made you stop when you … Read More Tasteful vs. Smut-peddling

Author Advice Pt. 5

One thing I’ve had to continuously tell myself over and over again is not to write with a bad attitude. I’m not kidding, if it’s time for you to write and you’re mad, annoyed, or just upset about something it’s not a good time to strike the keys. Stop, put the laptop down, and go do something else. The problem with writing while angry … Read More Author Advice Pt. 5

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Author Advice Pt 4

Rules of grammar and spelling… I have a feeling that this one will get me a few rolled eyes, but we all remember or… partially recall studying where to place comma’s, how to punctuate, and how to spell. This is all stuff we know. However, are those rules solid? Must they always be followed? Absolutely not! You’re going to find in your writing that, … Read More Author Advice Pt 4

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Least Favorite story ever…

An old review, but one I thought I’d repost as a trip down memory lane… ENJOY!!! There is really no way around it. I kind of knew that this was unavoidable. There are a couple of stories that really irk me, but this one, in movie form takes the cake. This story, to me, was so bad that it actually inspired me to start … Read More Least Favorite story ever…

From My Writing Playlist #Writing #Author #Advice

So death and/or despair. Hoo boy… um… well… I’m going to give you a few before I go back to Romance tomorrow. I suppose I should post this one for death: What the hell??? Before you all go scratching your heads, hear me out. I’m not referring to the entire song. Just the opening vocalist. Still don’t get it? Listen to the opening vocalist … Read More From My Writing Playlist #Writing #Author #Advice

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Soul Siphon (Book 1 of the Vengeance Doctrine), Sample Chapter

I   “What happened?” “I don’t know, he just started convulsing. His skin is becoming discolored!” “Get him into room 2.” Mica could feel his body slipping away. He tried to scream, but Adramelech would not allow him enough control over his own muscles to do it. He could feel a burning sensation in his […]

Why Do We Abuse Elves?

I   “What happened?” “I don’t know, he just started convulsing. His skin is becoming discolored!” “Get him into room 2.” Mica could feel his body slipping away. He tried to scream, but Adramelech would not allow him enough control over his own muscles to do it. He could feel a burning sensation in his […]