Romance Writers Weekly – Writer’s Block Blues.

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Welcome to the romance Writers Weekly blog hop, where every week a great group of romance writers answer questions and accept challenges. Diverse in what we write, we are unified in the quest to bring you, the romance reader, a very happy ever after.

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If you’re starting your blog hop here, or just hopping over from A. S. Fenichel’s blog,  welcome.

Today’s topic comes from the wonderful Jenna Da Sie – What do you do when writer’s block hits? Share some tips for our fellow writers.

What I’ve found when I hit writer’s block is that it is usually when I’m trying to get my characters to do something they don’t want to do. It’s crazy, I know, to think that just because I’m the author here, that I get any say over what my characters do. I come up with this wonderful scene and they balk, sit down stubbornly, and don’t let me continue with the story.

Okay, I get it. Back up, delete a scene or two, and let them start telling the story the way they want to. It’s usually just a matter of where I back up to before the story starts flowing again.And sometimes I really have to think on it a few days, where I get no writing done at all.

My new approach is to write two books at the same time, going back and forth between them. That way if I get blocked on one, I can continue writing on the other while my characters get their collective shit together. Currently I have Hearts in Orbit 4 and Heavenly Wars 3 on deck to write, and both are coming along nicely. But I know a block is coming one day. This time, I’ll be ready for it.

I hope.

So, how does Leslie Hachtel deal with her writer’s block? Find out as the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop continues at: http://lesliehachtelwriter.wordpress.com/…

 

Romance Writers Weekly – ♫♪♪♫These are a few of my favorite things ♪♫♫♪

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If you’re starting your blog hop here, or just hopping over from Dani Jace’s blog,  welcome.

Our question today comes from the wonderful A.S. Fenichel: What can’t you live without? Tell us five things you can’t do without. It can be coffee from your favorite shop or a pink tee-shirt. Whatever it is, tell us about it and why you can’t go on without it.

And remember to check out A. S. Fenichel’s new release, Foolish Bride.

Now on to our question:

5 things I can’t do without?

 

 

1. My computer with 2 monitors.

(Lots of power and work-space)

2. Coffee

(duh)

3. My iPad

(for reading and games)

4. My wife’s amazing oatmeal butterscotch cookies

(Addicting)

5. Bacon

(Because its bacon and I needed 5)

So what can’t you live without. Leave me a comment down below. Inquiring minds want to know.

Then hop on over to Jenna Da Sie blog to find out what she can’t do without as the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop continues at: http://jennadasie.com/

Check out UPON A WINTER’S NIGHT by Jenna Da Sie in the Holiday Hearts anthology.

The Soul Mate Tree: Between Venus and Mars

Up and available for purchase. Thank you Soul Mate Publishing and Amazon:

THE SOUL MATE TREE, BOOK THREE:

BETWEEN VENUS AND MARS

AUTHOR: S. C. Mitchell

GENRE: Science Fiction Romantic Comedy

HEAT LEVEL: Steamy

An ancient legend spanning eras, continents, and worlds. To some, it’s nothing more than a dream. To others, a pretty fairy tale handed down through the generations.

For those in critical need of their own happy ending, a gift.

Once Upon a Galaxy . . .

Zana Starchild is on a mission to restore her tribe’s livestock and save herself from one more meal of kelp. Sure, it’s technically illegal to visit Old Earth, but to a rim rat like Zana, galactic laws are really just guidelines. Her wrecked starship just means she’ll need to use her backup plan to get off the abandoned world, an old Earth legend her uncle passed down to her.

Pulled from a relaxing shower, across the galaxy to Old Earth, Galactic Marshall Kyle Kepler finds himself naked and marooned with a quirky rim rat. Zana’s broken more laws than Kyle can count, and he plans to arrest her, just as soon as he can find transport off the planet and a pair of pants.

A junk heap of a starship, a magical tree, and a roving gang of mutant kangaroos are just the beginning of rollicking intergalactic journey filled with laughs, love, and adventure.

 

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Between-Venus-Mars-Soul-Mate-ebook/dp/B01N7OXSND/

When series collide: Between Venus and Mars is not only set the multi-dimensional worlds of the Soul Mate Tree legend, but also ties into my Hearts in Orbit series, a futuristic universe filled with starships, aliens, and new technologies. And, of course, romance. The Soul Mate Tree project offered me a great way to play with some new characters and further develop my universe, while partnering with some of the best authors in the business.

The Hearts in Orbit universe is a place where galactic marshals keep the peace in the cosmopolitan Core Worlds as well as the wild-west type rim world planets. While this book works as a standalone, and you don’t have to have read any of the others, I consider it Hearts in Orbit 2.5, fitting nicely between Pirates of the Dark Nebula and my soon-to-be-released Hearts in Orbit 3 novel Captives of the Kratzen.

Series Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016DF63JM/

 

Romance Writers Weekly – What’s in your name?

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Welcome to the romance Writers Weekly blog hop, where every week a great group of romance writers answer questions and accept challenges. Diverse in what we write, we are unified in the quest to bring you, the romance reader, a very happy ever after.

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If you’re starting your blog hop here, or just hopping over from Marc Steven’s blog  welcome.

And please check out Marc’s fun-filled Suburban Spies story in the Cherished Secrets anthology.

Our topic today: What is the story behind your name? If you have a pen name, how did you come up with it?

No pen name here. My given name is Steven C. Mitchell. I did decide to go with initials because it was gender neutral, and starting off as a male romance writer I didn’t know what to expect.

What I’ve found is that there is not a more welcoming, inclusive group than romance writers. I’ve found my peeps.

So what mysteries hide behind Leslie Hachtel‘s name. Find out as the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop continues at: https://lesliehachtelwriter.wordpress.com/

Check out The Dream Dancer by Leslie Hachtel.

Romance Writers Weekly – Favorite Books

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Welcome to the romance Writers Weekly blog hop, where every week a great group of romance writers answer questions and accept challenges. Diverse in what we write, we are unified in the quest to bring you, the romance reader, a very happy ever after.

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If you’re starting your blog hop here, or just hopping over from Brenda Margriet ’s blog  welcome.

Our topic today: We all love to read so much, what were your favorite books as a child/young adult. List some from each.

comics

I spent most of my misspent youth with my nose in a comic book. I didn’t really start making my own mental pictures through the written word until comics brought me to Conan the Barbarian and Conan brought me to Robert E. Howard and his wonderful character in print.

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From Conan it was an easy jump to J.R.R. Tolkien and other fantasy novels. And that was pretty much it through my teens, twenties, and well into my thirties. Science Fiction and Fantasy, and I pretty much read anything in the genre I could get my hands on.

It was only after that that I discovered romance. I’m a bit late to the genre.

So, what novels did Kathryn Renard cut her teeth on? Find out as the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop continues at: http://www.kathrynrenard.com/

And check out Kathryn’s wonderful sports romance, The Backup:

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The Soul Mate Tree – Can’t Stop The Music

Can’t Stop The Music

Releasing on Amazon today: https://amzn.com/B01N9RDN96/cant-stop-the-music_002_505x825

THE LEGEND OF THE SOUL MATE TREE:

I am old, I am ancient, my purpose is clear
To give those who are needy a treasure so dear.
They who come to my roots, touch my bark, stroke my leaves
Find the soul of their lives if they but believe.
When I call and you listen, your prize will be great
If your heart remains open and you don’t hesitate.
Do you yearn? Be you lonely? Is your time yet at hand?
Reach for me and I’ll give to you. I’m yours to command.
For your trust, for your faith, keep my secrets untold
And I’ll gift you forever, to have and to hold.

An ancient legend spanning eras, continents, and worlds. To some, it’s nothing more than a dream. To others, a pretty fairy tale handed down through the generations.

For those in critical need of their own happy ending, a gift.

     For college senior and hippie wannabe Rosemary—Rose for short—a teaching job is within her grasp, but she wants more. She wants love, the kind of love that has bound her parents for so many years. When she’s dumped by her current boyfriend because her morals can’t bring her to give in to free love, she finds herself at Woodstock in the middle of the biggest free-love, music festival of the Sixties. Alone, again. Until a magical tree grants her wish and she finds the man of her dreams—and loses him before she really knows who he is.
     Dakota meets the girl of his dreams at Woodstock, but a jealous wannabe girlfriend drives them apart before he can discover Rose’s last name and where she comes from. After he sees a disappearing tree that promises him true love, a frantic search to find Rose comes up empty-handed.
     Magic and music brings them together at Woodstock in 1969. Misunderstandings tear them apart. Will two flower children find one another again, or live with missed opportunities?

Book trailer for Can’t Stop the Music

Book Trailer for The Soul Mate Tree

 

And coming next month will be my contribution to the project: Between Venus and Mars

You can pre-order your copy HERE.