Novels Every Romance Author Should Have Read

My mother loved reading so it was only natural that she would read to me as a child. That’s where the spark of imagination begins is in reading. Writers are readers.  Reading has its influence on writers to futrther form stories in the sense of how to build suspense, drama, romance and develop characters. Like life, people follow the examples they have been…

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I Feel You Through My Naps: Film Review of Netflix’s “Nappily Ever After”

As I was swiping through a selection of Netflix’s new releases, my finger stopped when I saw a shadowed figure of  big hair with natural curls sticking out. My excitement intensified when I read the title: “Nappily Ever After”. The novel with the same name was written by Trisha Thomas. It is the first book in this series that has been adapted into inspiring film. In this story, Violet Jones (played by Sanaa Lathan) has spent her…

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Twisted American Folklore

  I am a big fan of Shakespeare, folklore and mythology. So, when I come across film, tv series or novels that dabble in these topics, I’m immediately down to experience the writer’s craft of reinvention. I have to respect the art and boldness to take loved stories and make them the writer’s  own. This is the main reason…

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How to Write a Review in 5 Minutes

Reviews are important. Most people read reviews to help influence their decision. Should I buy this type of iPad or stay in this hotel? How have others felt about this movie or restaurant? Is this product of entertainment worth spending my hard earn money on? Seeing others’ viewpoints towards the desired item can weigh in on a purchasing…

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Black Love Book Review

Keeping to my own advice about writers helping out other writers, I have another book review to share. Click Image To Buy Book. The first line in “Threads of Desire” by K. M. Jackson had me immediately connected to the heroine. How many women have regretted wasting their fashion model runway walk on a sleazy…

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Why Supporting Other Writers´ Novels Can Be Extremely Useful

One big aspect of improving your writing craft is by reading other authors´ works. Preferably, the genres you write about, or at least are interested in. Seeing your craft through the eyes of others helps develop your own skills. Maybe, you have trouble with characterization or dialogue. Reading the examples from fellow successful authors can…

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