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©Sophisterotica vs. ©McErotica.

By A P von K’Ory Are readers manipulated? Do they read books they truly like, or do they go with what happens to be touted in the market as “the trend”?  I made a conscious decision to write erotic romance books for the discerning readers who, like me, want to...

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On Choosing the Best Book Title

by Akinyi Prinzessin von K’Orinda-Yimbo (A P von K’Ory) I learnt much about choosing book titles through reading my favourite adviser, Chuck Sambuchino, in Writer’s Digest. He mentioned 5 crucial points to take into consideration, which I list below, but in my own...

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MY INITIAL INSPIRATION: MY HUSBAND

By A P von K’Ory Although I’d been writing nonfiction political/humanitarian books before, meeting my husband inspired my first romance novel. At the time I lived in both London and Geneva and did my first internship with the ILO Headquarters.  I had been...

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KICK OUT THE MORNING BLUES

The expression waking up on the wrong foot or on the wrong side of the bed, to me as a writer, tends to rule my writing day. Right up to and including the infamous “block”. If my morning starts off well, I’m relaxed and can keep writing as if it’s tea and scones...

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HOW TO CREATE & KILL YOUR DARLINGS – 2nd Point

© By A P von K’OryPoint 2: Test Your Protagonist’s Convictions Normally, we avoid thinking in this way, and yet in a very real sense, to bribe someone is to pay them to go against their beliefs, right? And to extort someone is to threaten them unless they go against...

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THE GOLDILOCKS PRINCIPLE OF PACING YOUR NOVEL

by A P VON K’ORY Certain things come easy to every author, and other things come hard. Pace comes easy to me. When a paragraph or chapter drags along, I somehow sense it when editing and revising. Most writers do, especially when you read your own work as a...

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DOES A WRITER NEED PEOPLE SKILLS?

By A P von K’Ory The answer is yes, and writers do this through research and interviewing people.Before the blessed World Wide Web, the only way to do research was get to the library and search and read, ask someone specialized in the subject, or buy books on it...

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The Short History of Chauvinism

By A P von K’Ory   Simon Thomas wrote a piece for the OED that caught my interest. It was about chauvinism. Now, that rings a bell, even without the ‘male’ preceding the noun. There’s been a whole lot of public discussion since the #MeToo movement. And the...

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