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The Sunshine of Your Love

Saint The Devil's Caress
Saint
When being a surgeon was no longer possible, Dr. Frank "Saint" Jeffrey left his life in NYC & moved to DTLA where he bought a run-down building hoping to resurrect it, along with his soul. learn more
The Devil's Caress
Recently, Lucifer has lost the most effective female demon in history & when he scours the earth for a worthy replacement his attention is drawn to the nascently rebellious daughter of a heinous Louisiana politician. learn more
Good Trouble Untamed
Good Trouble
Everything from her past screams for Annie to disregard the charming, sexy, footballer who won’t take no for an answer, but Erik is relentless... and, dammit, too understanding to ignore. learn more
Untamed
Belle was the last person who expected to become friends with the gorgeous, remote, new guy who became a student at their high school in their last year, but, as she learns, she’s the only one he can trust. learn more
Harmony Played
Harmony
Crashing her car in front of a farm in Wisconsin was not the spa day Jordan had planned, but oh the joys that lie within that farmhouse made the accident the best day of her life. learn more
Played
Becki and Calon struggle to find balance as they try to find their footing in their new relationship in the midst of the rock world’s demanding life and nocturnal chaos. learn more

Writer's World

Tips & Answers to Qs

Watch for Common Grammar Mistakes

Subject-Verb Agreement Errors

The subject and verb of a sentence must agree with one another in number whether they are singular or plural. If the subject of the sentence is singular, its verb must also be singular. If the subject is plural, the verb must also be plural.

Incorrect: An important part of my life have been the people who stood by me.
Correct: An important part of my life has been the people who stood by me.

Misplaced Or Dangling Modifier
(copy editors note these errors often)

A misplaced modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that is improperly separated from the word it modifies or describes. Sentences with this error can sound awkward, ridiculous, or confusing. A dangling modifier is a word or phrase that modifies a word not clearly stated in the sentence.

Incorrect: After finally setting off on the trail, the morning felt more exciting.
Correct: After finally setting off on the trail, she felt the morning was more exciting.

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From the Editor's Desk

Editor's Desk

Cliffies

Ah, another great debate: Should you end your book with a cliffhanger? Short answer – it depends.

What type of cliffhanger are you writing? If you are going for the classic ending where one or both MCs are in unresolved danger that is continued or solved at the beginning of the next book, join a big club. Weekly serials shown in early movie theaters were notorious for employing this format. Obviously, it brought people into theaters to find out what happened next, and the same can be true IF your book is successful enough to have people’s interest in the outcome of the cliffhanger.

How do you determine whether and/or where to put the cliffhanger?

Be honest with yourself. Are you an established author with a large readership? Do you feel confident your readers will wait for another book to find out what happens to the MCs? Or, is having a cliffhanger going to annoy your readers because they didn’t get a HEA or HFN?

Are you writing a duo, or are you writing a multi-book series? If you’re writing a series, does it make sense to put the cliffhanger in the first book, the middle of the series or in the second to last book? Perhaps, if you’re writing a multi-book series, the better option is to have continuing story lines where a couple of characters are secondary and are dancing around each other in one book and become the primary characters in the next. Or, you can have an overarching storyline that involves danger to a place or a specific group of people. This way each couple can have their HEA or HFN, but as the danger becomes worse before it is eradicated, it remains real and ever-present in each book in the series.

If you are using the cliffhanger as a plot device, what benefit does it serve other than getting people to buy the next book? There has to be a bigger question answered than saving the MCs – the “what next” should play into a larger outcome.

Stay tuned… until next month.