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    On creating characters

    When this comes to finding characters for my stories, I usually don’t have a problem. I think about an idea for someone, and then look at what events in their culture or childhood have shaped them the way they are.…

  • 150 Romance novel tropes

    Tropes are everywhere. In Shakespeare, Austen, everyday language and your favourite TV shows. Tropes are common situations in narratives that help structure a story. ‘Enemies to Lovers’ is a very popular trope which can be found in The Taming of…

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    What Evie is Reading

    This month my books are all debuts from three incredible new authors! Our heroines are a Victorian lady scientist, a Kiwi carpenter, and a young woman on the run who finds safety and solace in a tattoo parlour.

  • Evie Alexander blog - what evie is reading

    What Evie is Reading

    Stella thinks she has a problem, Ellie knows she has a problem, and Alice is helping with Aaron’s problem. This month I’ve got a veritable smorgasbord of issues for you, with a side order of hilarity, and a delicious desert…

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    What Evie is reading

    This time I’m going leftfield, with three books that are gloriously bonkers in very particular ways. ‘Early Riser’ takes place in an alternate reality, where each perilous winter, most of the earth’s population hibernates, ‘The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart’,…

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    Behind the Scenes in Evie Land – April 2021

    Welcome aboard the Evie train for a whistle-stop tour through April 2021. This month we’ve got virgins, porn stars, poetry, puppies, blogs, bingeing, bathrooms, tattoos, and my mother-in-law. I’ve got fabulous book recommendations for you, a video of a hot…

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    What is a Beta Reader?

    Beta readers come in lots of different forms, and authors have their own definitions of what makes one, but essentially, a beta reader is someone who reads your work before it is published and offers their opinion. I’ve used beta…