Writing a Sequel: The Toughest Job in the Biz

What is it exactly about sequels that they so often never quite live up to our expectations? The sophomore slump is mostly a self-fulfilling prophecy, getting so nervous about a follow-up piece that you fail to meet expectations. Keep on reading to discover the top five mistakes that authors make when writing a sequel.

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Nanowrimo Diaries: Week Three

Our authors are slowly being crushed by the weight of Nanowrimo analytics and the temptations of Disney+

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Four Ways to Combat Writer’s Block

A writer’s worst fear is a bout of writer’s block. Here are our four tips for getting out of the funk and back to your work in progress.

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Toxic Romance: Consent

In the wake of #MeToo revelations, it became clear that the way we treat sexual violence and victims of sexual violence in this country needs to change. Many blamed the media. Many more blamed the victims. And some—including former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton—blamed romance novels.

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Ghostwriters: The Industry’s Favorite Scapegoats

Ghostwriters have become an integral part of the publishing industry, especially in the romance genre. Often receiving hate from the very industry that relies on them, one has to wonder if it is deserved.

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