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Everyone’s sharing their coronavirus impact tales online and they’re all so similar, right? We’re just chilling in our sweatpants, baking bread, drinking wine in a paranoid frenzy. I prefer these gin sodas myself. But here’s something we don’t often think about: How is coronavirus impacting my kid?

My 5 year-old has driven me to the brink of madness. …


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Sex scenes have hit mainstream fiction with a fury (and I ain’t complaining!) But how do you know if your readers will feel the heat? Admittedly, when I first started writing seriously, I wrote sex scenes all the time. While my fiction has tamed over the years, I still have my written sex scene advice ready, and I’m going to share some of y tactics with you. In no time, you’ll have the tactics and the confidence to write some hot sex scenes.

Note: In this post, I’m talking about writing sex scenes in regular fiction. While erotica writers might…


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It’s so easy to dream up a story, identify that inciting moment, mold the characters, weave together a plot. Bam, you’ve got yourself a new “WIP”. But the writing part? The best way to get your story written is to hunker down and write it, but how does one do that, exactly? Motivation is a tricky beast, and I’ve got 3 simple ways to stay motivated while writing your WIP.

Make a Playlist

I know I’ve mentioned this in a previous post on a similar topic, but it’s a tactic that I now swear by. Playlists have been a holy grail for me…

Rebecca Jones-Howe

I’m a neo-noir horror writer, blogger and author of the short story collection, VILE MEN. My work has been published in PANK, Pulp Modern and Punchnels.

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