Category: Writing & Publishing

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Read my books on your iPhone or iPod!

All Romance eBooks now available through Lexcycle Stanza for download directly onto your iPhone and iPod Touch! Palm Harbor, Florida (PRWEB) November 17, 2008 – All Romance eBooks, an on-line bookstore that specializes in the sale of romance eBooks, announced today that they now offer books for direct download onto iPhone and iPod Touch through […]

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Bloggy Carnival is almost over

Hey everybody! This Haunted Blog Carnival is still running, and you have a great chance to win something from the stash of over $6000.00  in prizes! New items were JUST added. Even if you have been by, come again because there are more contributors you can add entries for. While many others have ended their […]

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Haunted Bloggy Carnival is Here! Over $3700.00 In Prizes! International Too!

Welcome to the Bitten by Books Haunted Bloggy Carnival Spooktacular event! The carnival starts at 8:00 am Central time October 27th ALL WEEK and ends on November 2nd at 11:59 pm Pacific time. Comments will be enabled at that time so you won’t be able to post until then. The winners will be contacted and […]

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Article: Valentine’s Day – The Holiday Of Love

Valentine’s Day – The Holiday Of Love by Melissa Alvarez How did Valentine’s Day begin? Valentine’s Day… ah… a time to spend with the ones you love. We celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving flowers, chocolates or other gifts to each other in the spirit of showing our love for one another. But how did this […]

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Article: St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day Ireland and Romance Fiction by Melissa Alvarez There is something about Ireland that draws writers of romance to use the country as settings in their books. And there are a lot of romance readers out there who love books set in Ireland. Being of Irish descent I couldn’t let St. Paddy’s Day […]

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Article: Showing versus Telling

Showing versus Telling Bringing Your Writing To Life by Melissa Alvarez Show don’t tell – that’s easy to say but what exactly does it mean? When you show your reader the characters and action in your novel, they are drawn into another world and will keep turning the pages until THE END. If you tell […]

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Article: Romantic Suspense

Romantic Suspense Riveted To The Edge Of Your Seat by Melissa Alvarez If you are an author who writes romantic suspense then you probably love reading the genre. You’ve gotten a feel of the mix of romance, suspense, and intrigue that mesh together throughout the novel. But what comes first? The romance or the suspense? […]

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Article: Reader To Reader

Reader To Reader What Do You Like In A Romance Fiction Novel? by Melissa Alvarez I sat down to write this article and had a hard time thinking of a subject. What did I want to discuss today? About a zillion things went through my mind and I couldn’t decide. Don’t you just hate it […]

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Article: The Query Letter

The Query Letter An Editor’s First Impression Sample Query Letter by Melissa Alvarez Ah, the dreaded query letter. But, tell me why is it so dreaded? Maybe it’s because you have put body and soul (and probably a few sleepless nights) into your manuscript and are now ready to put your baby in front of […]

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Article: Popularity of Romance Fiction

Popularity of Romance Fiction What draws readers to this genre? by Melissa Alvarez Romance Fiction novels make up over fifty percent of all books sold. Over 50 million women in the United States alone read Romance Fiction. Granted most of the readers of Romance Fiction are women but lots of men read romance fiction too. […]

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Article: Manuscript Writing and Revisions

Manuscript Writing and Revisions Four Steps To A Great Manuscript by Melissa Alvarez   Step 1: Write the book Sit down and write. When writing your first draft you want to get as much of your manuscript down from beginning to end. Run with your thoughts, your scenes, and your characters. There will be time […]

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Article: Literary Agents – What do they do? Do you really need one?

Literary Agents What Do They Do? Do You Really Need One? by Melissa Alvarez You’ve finished your manuscript and are ready to submit your romance fiction novel to a publisher. Do you need a literary agent or should you submit the work to a publisher on your own? The first question you should answer is […]

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Article: Where Do Writer’s Get Such Great Ideas?

 Where Do Writer’s Get Such Great Ideas?   by Melissa Alvarez Have you ever read a book and then wondered how the author came up with such a riveting, entertaining story? A writer gets ideas from many different places. Let’s discuss a few. What If – The first question an author will usually ask him/her self […]

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Article: Critique Partners

Critique Partners by Melissa Alvarez If you’re like most writers just starting out in the world of writing you’ve wanted opinions on your work. But where do you go? As a writer you’re going to want to know specifics – did the storyline flow or were there parts that didn’t make sense? Are the characters […]

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Article: Category Romance Fiction

 Category Romance Fiction by Melissa Alvarez    What is “Category Romance Fiction”? Within the genre of Romance Fiction there are categories of novels and within these categories are themes. In this article we will discuss the twelve major categories of romance fiction but remember new categories are emerging all the time, some last and others have […]