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Where Magic Begins: Michal Scott (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Michal Scott (Contest)

The winner is…Colleen C! *~*~* When I lived in NYC, I used to write on the subway and the Long Island Railroad to and from work. Something about the train’s motion lulled me into extremely productive writing headspaces. Once I moved to the southwest, I didn’t think I’d find that rhythm again, but believe it or not, leaves rustling and birds chirping in my backyard have the same effect. So in good weather or bad, here’s my writing space. I…

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Where Magic Begins: Elle James (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Elle James (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Latifa Morrisette! *~*~* I have an office in my home and a new computer with two screens. I insisted I needed one. And I do. But…this is where I write. On my couch with the lounge chair option up!  That way my puppies get to sleep on the couch beside me, and I can keep an eye on them. Ideas come from all over. News reports, articles in magazines,  television shows, and brainstorming with my sister or…

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Enter these contests while you still can!

Enter these contests while you still can!

Hey there! I’m just popping in to let you know that the First Response authors have some prizes out there for grabs! Enter while you can. Also, and pay attention here, I’ll have an announcement early in the week about an exciting new project that will come very, very soon. You won’t want to miss it! So, stay tuned! You might even want to subscribe to this blog so you don’t miss out on the cool stories coming your way!…

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Where Magic Begins: Delilah Devlin (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Delilah Devlin (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Ellen Wulf! *~*~* Well, despite the photo of my very cluttered desk, the “magic” doesn’t always come when I’m sitting there. Usually, I’ve already gotten the inspiration for what I write while I’m doing something else. Something brainless. Because, hey, my mind has to be a little blank for the muses (a psychic told me I have three—and actually, more than one psychic!) to shout loud enough to be heard. I know that makes me sound weirder…

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Where Magic Begins: Jaap Boekestein (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Jaap Boekestein (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Pat Elliott! *~*~* The Right Spots Where does one write erotica? The answer is easy: in the heart, in the soul, in the mind. Erotica is about passions and dreams, and for writing about those, I need my mind. Okay, but where does one really write? Every writer has her or his favorite spot, the place where the creative well flows over, where the fingers caress the keyboard. Where the writer sighs and moans and doubts and…

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Open “Where Magic Begins” Contests!

Open “Where Magic Begins” Contests!

Check out these three blogs! There are still prizes up for grab! WHERE MAGIC BEGINS: A.C. DAWN (CONTEST) — Win a FREE book! WHERE MAGIC BEGINS: MARGAY LEAH JUSTICE (CONTEST) — Win an Amazon gift card! WHERE MAGIC BEGINS: REINA TORRES (CONTEST) — Win a FREE book!

Where Magic Begins: Reina Torres (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Reina Torres (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Colleen C! *~*~* Every year at Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) meetings, someone always asks me about my process. I don’t mind the question, I love talking “shop.” I don’t always have big blocks of time to write…especially when I started publishing. At that time, I was helping to take care of my grandparents, and there was always something to do. So, I found little bits of time to grab for my own. Up until the “shelter…

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Where Magic Begins: Margay Leah Justice (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Margay Leah Justice (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…ButtonsMom! *~*~* Welcome to my crazy world of creativity! I know we are supposed to be talking about “Where Magic Begins,” but one look at this picture and it might look like madness to some. There is so much going on there! You might call it chaotic. I just call it “organized” chaos. As you can see, I’ve got all the essentials I need to tap into my well of creativity here. I’ve got the computer for…

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Where Magic Begins: A.C. Dawn (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: A.C. Dawn (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…bn100! *~*~* In the hills of North Georgia, my little farm is tucked up under the skirts of Lookout Mountain, and I love watching the sunset over the mountain in a daily show of colors. I work from home (even before the pandemic) and have an office where I spend waaaay too much time! Between my day job as an online faculty member for a university and my writing, a lot of my life happens in this…

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Where Magic Begins: Payton Harlie (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Payton Harlie (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Mary Preston! *~*~* It’s all about the paper and pens. Most of my story ideas start out as a handwritten note—sometimes in notebooks, but just as often on the back of a grocery store receipt because that was all I had handy at the time. Eventually, I sit down and type all the scribbles into a more readable form in their appropriate Scrivener file. The typing happens at the desk in the above photo. It’s an old…

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