• #VirtualReality,  choose-your-path,  game books,  Nara Malone,  virtual reality romance novels

    WIP: Daring to be Different

    Trella Dare from Storm Runners–a Game-4-Love book Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).– Mark Twain: Notebook, 1904 I like exploring boundaries and discovering new ways to do things. Some folks are really happy with consistency and familiarity.  That’s okay, but if you’re an author trying to get your book seen in the 35 million + books on Amazon, you might try, just once, going outside your comfort zone and doing something no one else is doing. For the first few years of my publishing career I was confined by what my publisher was willing to allow, and…

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    A Virtual Reality Romance is Romance of the Day at Kindle Nation Daily!

    Award-Winning Pantherian Tales series (graphic from BookBuzzPromotion for Pantherian Tales) The Grizzly’s Tale is Romance of the Day over at KindleNationDaily.com The response to The Grizzly’s Tale has been wonderful and I want to thank the readers willing to embrace something a little different. The day after release this was the ranking at Amazon: Thank you readers and reviewers for getting The Grizzly’s Tale up there in the ranks. Check it out, almost in the top 100 for genetic engineering. Tell all your friends and be sure to get a copy yourself. Let’s grow the market for virtual reality fiction. And this review was shared from theKindle Nation Daily site:…

  • four stages of novel-writing,  Nara Malone,  Romance Writing,  The Grizzly's Tale

    Four Stages of Romance Novel Writing

    First Draft  This is the baseline sketch. It all feels black and white, prose is wooden, characters flat. Second Draft The elements begin to merge. Ideas flow. The story starts to breathe. This is the place where you first start to weave a connection between the story world and the words. Third Draft Now we’re cooking! The characters have a voice and life on the pages. You disappear into the story while you write. Maybe at this stage it is good enough, but why stop there when you could go one level deeper? Fourth Draft You tweak for drama and page-turning emotion until the story consumes you. Then it’s ready.…