Tuesday, 28 June 2016

7 Tips on How to Write Blurbs #Writingtips #Publishing #ASMSG

Welcome to Writing Tips

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Today, I have crawled out of my writing cave to share my experience of writing blurbs with upcoming writers.

I'm not an expert but I have picked up a few tips from other authors and I have seen my book sales drop or increase with the different versions of blurb I write.
 
 

For sure, sharp and punchy blurbs along with catchy book covers catch readers’ attention.

In a nutshell, here are 7 tips to keep in mind when writing blurbs:

1. It is important to add personality to the character’s names in a blurb to make them 'real' to the reader (such as the jobs they do, the skills they have, or the hobbies they enjoy. Whether they are beautiful or handsome, name any remarkable feature such as dreamy blue eyes, curvy etc.)

2. Avoid writing long blurbs.

Most readers don’t have the patience and time to read lengthy blurbs with millions of books to look through. 

Author Chicki Brown once told me it is good practice to keep the length to not more than 200 words. I agree with her. And as a reader, I find that I lose interest in reading blurbs when they are too long.

3. Break up the blurb into paragraphs to make it easier to read.

4. Don’t give away the entire plot in a blurb.


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Readers think they have read the whole book, so there is no need to buy.

With the 14 romance novels I have published, I have had to revise blurbs a few times and it often translates to additional sales.

5. The surprise element.

Leave readers guessing with insinuations. Add what they need to know (to capture their interest) and then drop hints. Don't give readers reasons not to buy.

6. Sentence length variation is a great idea.

7. Character names are vital.
 
Keep it in mind. Just my two cents opinion. I buy books with names I can clearly see in my mind as a female name or male name. I don’t know if other readers do the same.



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Please share your comments as a reader or an author. I would love to read about your experience.
 
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You remain unforgettable,
  
Love 
Stella 


Flirty & Feisty Romance 


Our promise...is to deliver an intensely emotional experience you'll never forget.
 

Monday, 27 June 2016

#Romance #Quotes #Monday119


    Welcome to Romance Quotes Monday!





Hello Romance Lovers,

Sometimes I forget how intense and time consuming writing a  romance story can be. In the last week, I have been sucked into the life style, decisions and dialogue of my characters in my upcoming interracial novel.

I missed you all. And I had a pleasurable weekend swimming and having a thrilling ride on water slides.

Did you have a good week and weekend? I hope so.

On Romance Quotes this week, I have served you three sweet quotes.

Enjoy.

RomQuote #1 





RomQuote #2 



RomQuote #3



All quotes are from Google.co.uk 


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Thank you for visiting. Please leave comments, so I know you dropped by. 

If you have favourite Romance Quotes from novels you have read, poems, lyrics, texts or pictures you want me to publish on Romance Quotes Monday, feel free to send them to me, via email.

You are deeply appreciated.

I wish you a romantic week.

Love 
Stella 

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Flirty & Feisty Romance 



Our promise...is to deliver an intensely emotional experience you'll never forget.





Monday, 20 June 2016

#Romance #Quotes #Monday118 #TRR #SummerReads


    Welcome to Romance Quotes Monday!





Hello Romance Lovers,

My weekend was full on.

But I have been hiding in my writing cave all day. The story  I'm writing is getting so heated, I almost forgot all about Romance Quotes today. I apologise for the delay in publishing.


This week, I have three love quotes to sweeten your heart.

Please don't forget that TRR Sizzling Summer Reads is still going on. Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels question and answer will be featured on the TRR Event Page tomorrow for a chance win one of my eBooks.

Enjoy.

RomQuote #1 



RomQuote #2 





RomQuote #3



All quotes are from Google.co.uk 


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Thank you for visiting. Please leave comments, so I know you dropped by. 

If you have favourite Romance Quotes from novels you have read, poems, lyrics, texts or pictures you want me to publish on Romance Quotes Monday, feel free to send them to me, via email.

You are deeply appreciated.

I wish you a romantic week.

Love 
Stella 

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Flirty & Feisty Romance 



Our promise...is to deliver an intensely emotional experience you'll never forget.





Wednesday, 15 June 2016

20 Ways To Express Love #Lovetips #Marriage #Wedding

Welcome to Advice Bench!



The number of ways we can show how we feel to the one we love is the focus of my blog post today on Advice Bench.

I have listed twenty ways in which you and I can prove our love to the special person in our lives.

My list is not exhaustive, it is based on my personal experience.

You can include other ways YOU also express how you feel to the one you love so much.

20 Ways to Express Love


1. Kiss your husband's lips, neck or forehead at any time.


2. Snug beside him on the sofa and link your legs and arms as you watch TV or use your phones. Form a habit of whispering in each other's ears.

3. Touch each other's 'body parts' (butt cheeks, chest, cheeks, chin, arms) as you walk past.

4. Leave a voice message on his phone to let him know you are thinking of him.

5. Text romance quotes or "I miss you" or "I'm thinking about you" to your husband when he is away from home. It keeps you in his thoughts. Sexy texts can stimulate what happens between the sheets later.

6. Many times, my husband buys me my favourite drink, desert or snack on his way from work. A simple treat that makes me smile and love him more. When I'm out, I also buy his favourite drink, snacks and this excites him.

7. Never forget special days: birthdays, wedding anniversary, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year.

You have to take time off work, clear your schedule and spend time with the special one in your life. What is money  or success if you don't have one special person to spend it with?


8. Sneak your arm through the crook of his elbow when you go for walks. I always link my arm with my husband's when we go out. I see smiles on people's face when they stare at us. We gossip about them too and have a good laugh.

9. Cook for your husband or wife. It is always a good thing.

10. Give each other a body, feet or head massage.

11. Chat together and enjoy each other's company inside and outside your home without the interference of anyone.

12. Hug him as he walks in through the door and at other times, even when your children or family members are around.

13. Listen to each other chat about your passion and interest even if you don't enjoy  the same activities.


14. Sit down and have drinks together, go out to the café or restaurant and enjoy a meal while gossiping and laughing about everything.

15. Avoid rudeness even if it kills you except in extreme cases. When you are angry, sometimes, it is wiser and more effective to remain silent.

16. Stare into each other eyes in silent communication. I find it exciting.

17. Touch each other's 'body assets' (butt, chest, cheeks, arms) as you walk past at home. Sends sweet sensations in different directions.

18. Be thoughtful. If your husband or wife needs peace and quite, give them space to relax. They will appreciate it.

If your husband or wife is a writer, show understanding by giving them time to write. They will love you for it.

19. Smile, smile and smile. A simple, cheap and effective tool to win your husband or wife's favour.

20. Don't lie to your husband or wife. Stand by your partner. Trust and loyalty is not an expression of love. Help your husband or wife achieve their dreams by showing support, encouragement and prayers.



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You remain unforgettable,
  
Love 
Stella 


Flirty & Feisty Romance 


Our promise...is to deliver an intensely emotional experience you'll never forget.