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REMINDER TO AUTHORS! Call for Submissions! Cowboys: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology

REMINDER TO AUTHORS! Call for Submissions! Cowboys: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology

Readers & Authors, pass the word along! ~DD COWBOYS:  A BOYS BEHAVING BADLY ANTHOLOGY Editor: Delilah Devlin Deadline: November 15, 2020 COWBOYS is open to all authors. Editor/Author Delilah Devlin is looking for stories for a romantic erotica anthology tentatively entitled COWBOYS:  A BOYS BEHAVING BADLY ANTHOLOGY. Why write a short story for this collection? Well, it’s certainly not about making a lot of money, so why do it at all? I’ve said this before, but here are my thoughts……

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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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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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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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Call for Submissions! Cowboys: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology

Call for Submissions! Cowboys: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology

COWBOYS:  A BOYS BEHAVING BADLY ANTHOLOGY Editor: Delilah Devlin Deadline: November 15, 2020 COWBOYS is open to all authors. Editor/Author Delilah Devlin is looking for stories for a romantic erotica anthology tentatively entitled COWBOYS:  A BOYS BEHAVING BADLY ANTHOLOGY. Why write a short story for this collection? Well, it’s certainly not about making a lot of money, so why do it at all? I’ve said this before, but here are my thoughts… Writing a short story for a call for…

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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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Enter these contests while you can!!

Enter these contests while you can!!

The First Response authors are having fun with their “Where Magic Begins” challenge. When I proposed it, they were all thrilled at the chance to share something about their writing rituals, their creative spaces. More’s coming next week, so stay tuned. In the meantime, be sure to check out the first three posts! Prizes are up for grabs! Win $ or books! WHERE MAGIC BEGINS: MELANIE JAYNE (CONTEST) — This ends soon!! Win an Amazon gift card! WHERE MAGIC BEGINS: JANUARY…

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Where Magic Begins: Ava Cuvay (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Ava Cuvay (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Colleen C! *~*~* Where the (Writing) Magic Happens When this particular theme was bandied about, I knew I had to “go there” with it and take a picture of my bed. As a romance writer, I can admit that a certain brand of magic happens there, among other flat surfaces. While it may look like some particularly energetic magic has recently occurred, well, that’s just how it normally looks. And I get a fun chortle out of…

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IN ONE PICTURE: ELLE JAMES’S “SHELTERING CHARLOTTE” (CONTEST)

IN ONE PICTURE: ELLE JAMES’S “SHELTERING CHARLOTTE” (CONTEST)

UPDATE: The winner is…Pat Elliott! *~*~* Sheltering Charlotte by Elle James Passions ignite between a cop and a city girl trapped in a cellar while a storm ravages Hellfire, Texas Excerpt from “Sheltering Charlotte”… A heavy roaring sound, accompanied by sideways rain, made him glance toward the end of Main Street. That’s when he saw it. A wide funnel cloud, pounding the earth, spinning everything up in its path, headed straight for Hellfire. Sheets of mangled tin roofing, boards, huge tree…

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