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February 2021

Nicki Porter

75 writing prompts

By Nicki Porter

These exercises will keep your creativity flowing all winter long.

Features

The final spellcheck

By Timons Esaias

The larger the manuscript, the more prone it is to errors. This checklist will ensure those i’s are dotted, the t’s are crossed, and your protagonist’s name is spelled the same the whole way through. (Trust us: The latter is way more common than you think.)

Setting the table

By Alison Acheson

A table of contents isn’t just about organizing your chapters; it’s also a valuable tool for shaping your novel’s content.
Here’s how to use it to its fullest potential.

10 common romance tropes

By Kerrie Flanagan

…Plus, how to write them.

Zoom-onomics 101

By Jessica Stilling

How to sell more books at a virtual book launch.

Departments

From the Front Lines

Fall off the log

By Yi Shun Lai

A little shift in consciousness can create life-altering creativity.

Literary Spotlight

Vestal Review

By Melissa Hart

Conference Insider

Romance Slam Jam Book Lovers’ Convention

By Melissa Hart