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Exploring the Writing–Gardening Connection

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By Author Kelli A. Wilkins   One day after working in the yard, I stood back and took a look at my handiwork. I had just finished pruning my lilacs and weeding a huge flowerbed. Everything seemed to…

Your Heroine’s Journey is Your Reader’s Journey

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It’s probably safe to say that most writers are familiar with the Hero’s Journey, or some variation, of it.   Years ago, I read “The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers” by Christopher Vogler, which is based on Joseph…

When Love Meets Monsters — Paranormal Romance!

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by Kelli A. WIlkins Hi Everyone, To celebrate my favorite month, I’m writing about what happens when horror meets romance—paranormal romance! Although I create hot and spicy romances, I actually started out writing horror stories. For some, that might…

Writing Gay Romances – Four FAQ

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by Kelli A. Wilkins Hi everyone, My name is Kelli Wilkins and I write romances. My books cover nearly every genre and vary in heat level from mild to super-spicy. People have different reactions when they learn what I…

You Can Write Horror – Really!

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by Kelli A Wilkins Hi everyone, Today I’m sharing an excerpt from my non-fiction writing book, You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction. As an author of more than 95 short stories and 19 novels, I’m often…