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Trust with Hearts ‒ Behind the Scenes

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By Kelli A. Wilkins Hi everyone, Today I’m sharing a look at the making of my latest contemporary romance, Trust with Hearts.   Readers are always curious about how books “happen” ‒ how do they start out as…

Four Days with Jack — What Will People Think?

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by Kelli Wilkins Hi everyone, Today I’m sharing a look at the making of my gay romance, Four Days with Jack. In this contemporary novella, best friends David and Jack embark on a sexual relationship. David has always loved…

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…