Ins and Outs of M/M Romance

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Know When to Say ‘No’ by J.L. Langley

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Know When to Say ‘No’ by J.L. Langley

J.L. Langley is one of the most gifted and imaginative writers around. I love all of her series and standalone books, but my personal favourite is  her Sci-Regency series with two books released to date: My Fair Captain and The Englor Affair. I keep asking when the next book is going to be available because it seems so long since The Englor Affair. 🙁 I also love her With and Without…
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Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Taking the Long Way Home by Josh Lanyon

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Taking the Long Way Home by Josh Lanyon

Josh Lanyon has published countless books and has written so many posts on this site that I don’t have to introduce him to you, but I will.  Josh is well-known to anyone who reads or writes gay romances or gay fiction, especially those of us who love mysteries. He has also written the quintessential book on how to write M/M —  Man Oh Man! Writing M/M Fiction for Kinks & Ca$h. If you’re a new…
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Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Keeping all the Balls in the Air by Clare London

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Keeping all the Balls in the Air by Clare London

When I invited Clare London to write a post in our Ins and Outs series to help other M/M authors, I had no idea the guilt I would feel when I read it, that I dared ask her to take time out of her very busy schedule. She’s Superwoman, like many of you, and it boggles my mind that with all of her responsibilities she still manages to produce those wonderful stories that…
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Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Questions I have been asked by J.P. Bowie

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Questions I have been asked by J.P. Bowie

J.P. Bowie is back. This time his topic is all about the questions he has been asked and what the answers are. 🙂 Since I did the big introduction for his first post, all I will do this time is tell you that when you have his longevity in publishing it means that he’s doing a lot of things right.  Jim has almost 40 books to his credit and he writes stories that range from…
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Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: How to Get Published? by Laura Baumbach

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: How to Get Published? by Laura Baumbach

As all of you know, Laura Baumbach is an icon in the publishing business as well as an award-winning author. So when I wanted to get the perspective of someone who knows both sides of the business intimately, her name came immediately to mind because I knew that she would give newbie or aspiring authors the straight goods. Here’s Laura’s excellent advice on how to get published: ************* How to…
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Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Finding the Publisher You Want—for Richer or Poorer by Rick R. Reed

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Finding the Publisher You Want—for Richer or Poorer by Rick R. Reed

I don’t have to tell you how much I love Rick’s writing and also the person. When I was in a bind for a post for this series because one of the advisers had an emergency, the first person I contacted was Rick and asked him if he could fill in, and he was happy to do so at very short notice, and what a post. I’m not a writer…
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Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: In a Manner of Speaking by Victor J Banis

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: In a Manner of Speaking by Victor J Banis

It pays to be polite and Victor J. Banis hammers the point home in his latest post which illustrates that authors get better results by using honey than by insulting readers. I did a poll 16 months ago in which I asked whether an author’s online behaviour affected readers’ buying decisions. 46% of readers said they stopped buying an author’s books due to rudeness, and 35% of those polled said that…
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Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Oh, No! The Dreaded Writer’s Block by Victor J. Banis

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Oh, No! The Dreaded Writer’s Block by Victor J. Banis

Victor J. Banis is back with some very wise counsel about what to do when writer’s block hits, which it will. Every writer experiences it – it doesn’t matter how famous he or she is. James Jones once said, “No one can help you. A writer is alone with it, by the nature of it.” I mention this because it seems to me that a whole generation of would-be writers are…
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Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Building Your Author Newsletter by Jordan C. Price

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Building Your Author Newsletter by Jordan C. Price

Everyone on the site knows Jordan Castillo Price so she needs no introduction. This is her follow-up post to the one on Marketing a few weeks ago linked here. Since I did the big intro the last time I won’t do it again, 🙂 I’ll just say that she is one fabulous writer. You go Jordan! Here she is to talk about your author newsletter: ***************** Your author newsletter is critical…
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Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Writing BDSM by James Buchanan

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Writing BDSM by James Buchanan

James Buchanan is a multi-published author of primarily homoerotic romance & fiction. He writes original erotic GLBT fiction, or what he says is gay porn with plot. James’ stories are homosexual fiction (some call it slash from the Male/Male designation) of the romantic flavour and he has also written pansexual and/or bisexual stories. James is one of my favourite authors and also “go to” expert whenever I have a question…
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Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: So You Want To Be a Rock ‘N Roll Star? by Josh Lanyon

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: So You Want To Be a Rock ‘N Roll Star? by Josh Lanyon

There’s no need for me to introduce Josh Lanyon because if I have to, you don’t read books in this sub genre. Josh is well-known to probably everyone who reads or writes gay romances or gay fiction, especially those of us who love mysteries. There are many posts in this series that new M/M writers will find helpful, depending on what you’re looking for, but the knowledge behind the one you’re…
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Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Overexposure – Getting Eyed While Avoiding Overexposure By Rick R. Reed

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Overexposure – Getting Eyed While Avoiding Overexposure By Rick R. Reed

Most of you know Rick R. Reed as the master of horror. He moved into the world of M/M romance to bring you his vision of romance. For those who don’t know Rick here’s a short bio: In their October 2006 issue, Unzipped magazine said: “You could call him the Stephen King of gay horror.” And Dark Scribe magazine said: “Reed is an established brand – perhaps the most reliable…
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Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Marketing by Jordan Castillo Price

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Marketing by Jordan Castillo Price

Jordan Castillo Price is well-known to anyone who visits this site because she’s such a prolific writer and just about all of her books have been reviewed here. Although Jordan’s books have all been well received by readers, she’s probably always going to be most famous for her PsyCop stories. When I asked her to participate in this series she didn’t hesitate, and I’m pleased to present her post on…
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Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Writing M/M Erotic Romance is Fun – by J.P. Bowie

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Writing M/M Erotic Romance is Fun – by J.P. Bowie

J.P. Bowie is originally from the Scottish Highlands – Aberdeen. He loves to mention that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was a former neighbour during the summer months. Jim moved to London at 19 and worked in the theatre for several years before migrating to the US. He also worked  for a cruise line as casino manager for a couple of years which is where he met his partner, Phil. J.P. has almost 30 books to his credit and writes…
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