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Taking the ‘Can She Write A Series?’ Challenge @vscotttheauthor

By Veronica Scott

My progression as a writer has moved over time from writing and illustrating my own ‘novel’ at the age of seven (princesses, flying cats, flying horses and a riverboat captain hero) to several connected series of scifi novels in junior high and high school that were heavily influenced by Tom Corbett Space Cadet and ‘Star Trek,” with elements of Trixie Belden thrown in. (Those novels are never see...
Earth's Many Ways to Die: Natural Disasters in Fiction by @Liza0Connor
by Liza O' Connor
There is a remarkable quantity of ways that earth can be destroyed. These are the ways that I can recall off the top of my head...
When My Favorite Genre Meets My New Favorite Trope by @imMirandaMartin
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When my favorite genre meets my new favorite trope
SFR + RH = Night of the Reverse Harem
by Miranda Martin

It's SFR Galaxy Awards Day!
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The 2017 SFR Galaxy Awards recipients will be announced today in seven rounds, beginning with a wel... sfrcontests.blogspot.com/20...
SFRB Recommends
While writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, none would argue this: If you want to write strong fiction, you must make your readers feel. The reader's experience must be... sfrcontests.blogspot.com/20...
SFRB Recommends 78: Huntress of the Star Empire by Athena Grayson
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Ever since she was found in the aftermath of alien attacks, Treska Sivekka, the Huntress, has been trained to hunt down threats to the security of the Union that gave her an identity, and the Union’s biggest...
When Series Collide @CynthiaSax
by Cynthia Sax
Dark Warlord, the sexy SciFi Romance story I contributed to the Alien Alphas box set, spans two series – the Dark Thoughts series and the Barbarian Warlord series (to be expanded and re-released in 2018). Since the Dark Thoughts series is a spinoff of the Cyborg series, I guess you can say it involves that third series also.
Dark Warlord is a standalone story. You don’t need to read the Dark Thoughts series to enjoy it. But if you h...
Watching For Trends To Write To Market by @vscotttheauthor

by Veronica ScottWouldn’t it be nice to be able to look into the future and know what the hot trends were going to be in the scifi romance field? Especially if you were trying to write to market?
I do a New Releases report every week on my blog, and have been doing it for well over a year now, and through that lens I can kind of see the trends as they develop, if not in advance.  Because of the sheer volume of new releases I look at in three genres every wee...
When Researching Cloned Cybernetic Cats by @Vivien_Jackson

by Vivien Jackson
It’s kind of  secret and please don’t tell the dogs, but…I’m a cat person. I grew up with cats—we always had at least one cat in our family, and for many years a gray domestic shorthair named Rascal was the most reliable alarm clock in the house. Every morning at 5am, she would sit on somebody’s neck until they couldn’t breathe and were forced to wake up.
With all this cat experience and know-how stored up, it’s...
Veterans Day: Last Hurrah for Hero Dogs!
The authors of Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 would like to sincerely thank all the wonderful SFR Brigade members and readers for supporting this unique SFR collection and helping the book become a USA TODAY bestseller! It has now received nearly 100 glowing reviews on Amazon.But this blog isn't focused on the success of the anthology. November 11th is Veterans Day, and that's really what this post is all about. Our veterans. Those who served. Many of the authors of Pets... sfrcontests.blogspot.com/20...