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Tell Again Tuesday

A blog series where we shamelessly share posts from others that we have enjoyed.

 


 

When does contemporary romance become historical?

By Cassandra O’Leary

This question was recently posed by another writer on social media…and it got me thinking. If you don’t want to become a relic, it’s worth doing your research when writing contemporary romance, even about things you, as a writer, think you already know. Consider the idea that what you know may be twenty or thirty years outdated. Are you up to date with how younger people communicate?

There’s a trap for older authors aged . . .

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Tell Again Tuesday

A blog series where we shamelessly share posts from others that we have enjoyed.

 


 

Writing to the beat

By Cassandra O’Leary

One of the unexpected things I’ve enjoyed since I started writing fiction a few years ago, has been exploring a character’s unique voice and personality. It’s a magical thing as a writer, when the ordinary words you’re tapping into a keyboard suddenly start coming out in character. When a distinct voice or turn of phrase emerges that’s not really my author-self speaking.

Something that’s helped me find that character voice has been music. It may be a cliché to talk about a song being part of the soundtrack to your life, but . . .

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