For Writers

Writers’ Corner: Do your research

"RESEARCH" written in Scrabble tiles

It’s Halloween, so today’s blog is a short and sweet one. Originally, I had a much longer plan to write about characters, but then I stumbled across something that got my back up in a book I’m reading … and it sparked the need for a Don’t Do This post. What did I see? Well,… Read more »

Scenes, Sequels, Causes, and Effects

Story Telling Graphic

Therefore…she found the treasure! But … she forgot to draw the map!  I’ve been on a craft kick lately, as in I’ve been attending a lot of workshops, watching a lot of videos, reading books on craft, etc. Partly because I’m actually writing some short books on various aspects of craft (yeah, you’ll hear more… Read more »

Lost With Me: The Birth of Nikki & Damien Stark’s Upcoming Cover

Lost With Me by J. Kenner cover

In case you missed it, Lost With Me, a new full-length Nikki & Damien book will be out next fall (yay!).  I’m super-excited about this story, which features all the emotional depth you’ve come to expect from a Nikki & Damien Stark novel, plus all the heat … and, yes, edginess and an encroaching danger…. Read more »

J. Kenner on writing erotic romance

I wrote this article for the Romance Festival, and I thought I would share it here!  Enjoy!   J Kenner: Why I Love Writing Erotic Romance #Romance14   I’ve been writing sexy romance novels since the beginning of my career, mixed in with women’s fiction, urban fantasy, and all sorts of other things! But it wasn’t… Read more »

RSVP for J. Kenner & Tracy Wolff's The Art of Writing Erotica Event, coming Wednesday!

    The Art of Writing Erotica – A Conversation with Authors J. Kenner and Tracy Wolff Wednesday, December 18 – 7–8pm EST RSVP Now! Join bestselling authors J. KENNER (RELEASE ME, The Stark Trilogy) and TRACY WOLFF (FULL EXPOSURE, TIE ME DOWN) LIVE as they discuss the art of writing erotic romance. Learn how to ramp up the emotional and sexual… Read more »

How to Stay True to History when Writing Historical Fiction books. Maryann Miller Shares Her Experiences (plus a contest!)

I’m excited to invite Maryann Miller to the blog today to talk about being historically accurate in writing fiction! It’s absolutely fascinating. Maryann’s also giving away a copy of her book Boxes for Beds, so keep reading! Making It Real by Maryann Miller Thanks so much for inviting me to be your guest today, Julie. I’m… Read more »

How to use lists to organize and navigate Twitter

Let’s face it: Twitter can be daunting. Especially if you follow a lot of people. Maybe you’re an author and follow other writers, fans, publishers, agents, celebrities, whoever. Maybe you just enjoy the conversation on Twitter and so you follow a bunch of different folks from celebrities to local businesses to family members. Whether you… Read more »

Twitter for Newbies (Part 1: Set-up, Following, Tweeting and Responding)

I recently set up a Twitter list for a group of traditionally published authors (myself included) who are selling new and backlist copy in digital format. (You can find us at https://twitter.com/juliekenner/kindleklatch-authors – come on, follow along! You may find an author you love!) In the process, I learned that Twitter is a confusing little birdie… Read more »