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I'll Take You ... and You: A Sexy, Erotic, Adult Novella

Just uploaded newest release -- the most erotic to date -- "I'll Take You ... and You." Following is a preview (get it here: http://dld.bz/d3Ywu)“Gina, have you ever had a threesome?” I asked as she continued her assessment of me, knowing full well she had. I was buying time. After all, I couldn’t just come out and say, ‘I want a threesome,’ could I?“Honey I’ve had a threesome, a foursome and then some!” Gina laughed.…See More
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Short Romance Novels: Do They Sell? Following is Some Insight

I've been writing short romance novels since the spring of 2013. To date, I've written over 20. And yes, they do sell, BUT ... following are some things you should know if you decide to write this type of fiction. See all of my titles on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Yuwanda-Black/e/B005192LNO.Before we go any further, let me define short.What is a Short Romance Novel?I've read where 50,000+ words is considered a short. For my…See More
Dec 9
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Self-Publishing Insights: My Results as an Author with Amazon's KDP Select Program

On October 31st, I unpublished my fiction novellas (romance) on Barnes & Noble (B&N) and AllRomanceEbooks.com. Why? To enroll them in Amazon's KDP Select program.Sales had been waning since mid-summer. I had a $3,000+ month in September (this was the payout for June sales). Note: Amazon and Barnes & Noble pay 60 days out, which…See More
Nov 16
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Free This Weekend -- A Taste of Tara: An Erotic, BBW, BWWM Romance

FREE today and tomorrow ... http://www.amazon.com/Taste-Tara-Erotic-BWWM-Romance-ebook/dp/B00MXOP8BWFOREVER FREE: FYI, I've enrolled all of my romance novels in Amazon's KDP program, which…See More
Nov 8
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Marketing Tips for Romance Writers: 3 Quick Ways to Increase Sales

1) Strike While the Iron Is Hot: If your readers are loving a series, don't make them wait too long for successive portions.2) Pay Attention to You Sales Numbers: You'll know almost right away if a book is a hit (and what's considered a hit can only be determined by you).What's a "Hot Seller?"For example, in my case, if I release a book and it sells 20-30 copies the first couple of days, and then hits 50-60 per day a few days after that AND it continues to sell 5-10 copies a day for a few…See More
Oct 20
Yuwanda Black commented on the blog post 'I've got a new weekly sex column in Philadelphia City Paper'
"Loved your first column (I want one of those tshirts!). And I agree totally with everything you said.Good luck with it. I look forward to reading more."
Oct 9
Yuwanda Black posted a blog post

NEW RELEASE: Harper's Heart, A Contemporary Christian Romance

FINALLY, Harper's Heart, the Christian romance I've been working on, was published yesterday. Whew! Over 30,000 words -- my longest romance novel yet. You can  read an excerpt of it on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1uG5GPC. I'm back to shorties as…See More
Oct 9
Yuwanda Black posted a blog post

Learn How to Make Money Writing Romance: New Ebook -- Step-by-Step Details to Earning $2,000/Mo (Or More!)

I earned almost $2,000 within the first couple of months that I started writing romance regularly. And this is with practically no marketing; no name recognition as a romance writer; and again no experience writing in this genre before May ...of 2013. This is very important to keep in mind. …See More
Aug 30
Yuwanda Black commented on the blog post 'Grammar Tip: Who vs. That'
"I make a lot of grammar mistakes in my writing -- just putting this out there because I know no one is perfect. BUT, I have to say, this is one of my biggest pet peeves. You even read this mistake in major publications and hear news anchors…"
Aug 27
Yuwanda Black posted a blog post

In the last 30 days, I've earned $3,146.73 on Amazon selling mostly romance novels ...

In the last 30 days, I've earned $3,146.73 on Amazon from my ebooks. Of the over 400 recorded transactions, 17 were non-fiction* titles. The rest were ... you guessed it, romance novels, like my latest, A Taste of Tara: A Short, Erotic, Interracial Romance. …See More
Aug 27
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Aug 22
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**NEW RELEASE** Part II of the Amazon Top 100 Multicultural Romance Seller, A Lover for Beth

This book took me on some twists and turns that I couldn't have possibly foreseen.As the author, you think you're in control, but as I've discussed here before when it comes to characters, when you write romance, they'll take over -- completely sometimes! I did my outline as I usually do when I start a book. Sometimes I'm able to stick pretty close to it. But this one took some detours. I was…See More
Aug 12
Yuwanda Black posted a blog post

New Multicultural Romance Short: Just Sex Please, Part III

Read a free preview at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M8LQP4O.These two characters keep talking ... and I keep writing. Look for new spin-off series, Marla's Girls. It will feature the struggle to find love after divorce, death and…See More
Jul 30
Yuwanda Black posted a blog post

Romance Writing Insight: Why I Prefer NOT to Have a Best Seller

My newest multicultural romance, A Lover for Beth, is one of my best-selling short stories to date. It's shot up the Amazon charts, ranking in the Top 100 in three separate categories (as the accompanying graphic illustrates). Of course, I'm thrilled. But it's also thrown me for a loop. How/why?Because I'm wondering, "What…See More
Jul 27
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Jul 23

Profile Information

Who I am:
My name is Yuwanda Black and I'm a freelance writer, author and web entrepreneur.

I've been a freelance writer since 1993, an ebook writer/publisher since 2004 and an internet marketer since 2008.

TRAVELING FREELANCE WRITER

My primary residence is in Atlanta, but I live part time in Jamaica (Negril). I visited for the first time in 2009 and started going back on a regular basis. After so many trips (and so many expensive hotels) I thought, "It's cheaper to rent."

So I did!

THE THING I LOVE THE MOST ABOUT MY CAREER

The thing I love the most about being a writer is that it allows me to live and work where I please. As long as I have an internet connection, I'm good to go.

I've worked everywhere from a hotel room in Barcelona, Spain; to a cafe in Stockholm, Sweden; to a farm house in Cordoba, Argentina. As far as work, I feel like the luckiest girl alive most days.

THE THING I LOVE THE MOST ABOUT BEING AN EBOOK WRITER/SELF PUBLISHER

In a phrase, "income stability." As long as I can write (ie, produce new products), I can make a living. How much I earn is entirely up to me. Thanks to places like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, you don't have to be famous to make a living as a writer.

RUNNING, RUNNING, RUNNING!

I'm also a marathon runner. I've completed almost a dozen marathons and am always training for the next one. One of the most fun ones was the half-marathon in Negril, Jamaica in December 2011 (and 2012).

LIFE PHILOSOPHY

Just do it! (As a runner, of course Nike's philosophy fits who I am :-)).

LEARN MORE ABOUT ME

You can learn more about me at http://InkwellEditorial.com/about. Inkwell Editorial is my freelance writing website. It's been live since 1999 (for better or worse, especially design wise) and has hundreds of articles on how to start a successful freelance writing career.

You'll also find info on ebook writing/publishing, blogging, social media, SEO, article marketing and more.

CONNECT WITH ME ON TWITTER

Connect with me on Twitter at Twitter.com/InkwellEditor. It's my preferred social media outlet.

Thanks for dropping by, and feel free to send me any questions you have about freelance writing, ebook writing, and/or self-publishing in general.

Sincerely,
Yuwanda
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
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Google+: http://plus.google.com/112339798837672719495

Facebook: http://plus.google.com/112339798837672719495

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/yuwanda

Twitter: http://twitter.com/InkwellEditor and

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/inkwelleditor.
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
3 Weeks ’til Forever: A Contemporary Romance;

How to Make $250+/Day Writing Simple, 500-Word Articles;

Become a FT Self-Publisher: How to Make the Transition from Writing for Clients (or from a FT Job) to Writing for Yourself;

How to Write an Ebook in 3 Days, Market It & Start Getting Sales within a Week — Really!

And almost 50 more at http://inkwelleditorial.com/start-a-freelance-writing-career.
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Blog Posts
Services I offer to other writers:
Ebook Marketing: http://newmediawords.biz/ebook-writing-services-for-self-publishers...
I found out about She Writes from:
My sister (Cassandra Black)

Yuwanda Black's Blog

I'll Take You ... and You: A Sexy, Erotic, Adult Novella

Posted on December 14, 2014 at 2:50pm 0 Comments

Just uploaded newest release -- the most erotic to date -- "I'll Take You ... and You." Following is a preview (get it here: http://dld.bz/d3Ywu)…
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Short Romance Novels: Do They Sell? Following is Some Insight

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

I've been writing short romance novels since the spring of 2013. To date, I've written over 20. And yes, they do sell, BUT ... following are some things you should know if you decide to write this type of fiction. See all of my titles on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Yuwanda-Black/e/B005192LNO.

Before we go any further, let me define short.

What is a Short Romance…

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Self-Publishing Insights: My Results as an Author with Amazon's KDP Select Program

Posted on November 16, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

On October 31st, I unpublished my fiction novellas (romance) on Barnes & Noble (B&N) and AllRomanceEbooks.com. Why? To enroll them in Amazon's KDP Select program.

Sales had been waning since mid-summer. I had a $3,000+ month in September (this was the payout for June sales). Note: Amazon and Barnes & Noble pay…

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At 12:21pm on July 12, 2013, Jill Starishevsky said…

Welcome to SheWrites.  Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

Jill Starishevsky

Prosecutor, Child Abuse/Sex Crimes

Author, My Body Belongs to Me - A Child Sexual Abuse Prevention book

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At 2:46pm on June 27, 2013, Judith Newton said…

Hi Yuwanda.  Thanks for friending me and welcome to She Writes!  Looking forward to knowing you!

At 11:35am on June 27, 2013, Chrys Fey said…

Thank you for the friend request, Yuwanda. I look forward to getting to know you!

Chrys Fey

At 6:03am on June 25, 2013, Cassandra Black said…

Welcome, sis! :)

At 1:09pm on June 24, 2013, Quanie Miller said…

Will do! Thanks for the link!

At 12:17pm on June 24, 2013, Quanie Miller said…

What? Your first? I'm honored! I'll have to pick your brain about Indie pubbing since I've just decided to go that route. You'll have lots of fun here on Shewrites. Lots of helpful, encouraging ladies! Are you also on Goodreads?

At 12:07pm on June 24, 2013, Jennifer Lauck said…

Hi and let me be one of the first to welcome you to Shewrites.  This is a terrific site, tons of resources and innovative info.  As my own bonus, you have access to my teaching site and free teachings on memoir.  Just click here and sign up.  No spam, I promise.  Just great teaching tips.  Enjoy!  XO Jennifer

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You can check out the Getting Started section to help you find your way around, or a great way to jump in is to get involved with our Groups and Live Chats.

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