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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
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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
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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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New Multicultural Romance Release: Lust in Rome

Read a free preview at http://amzn.to/1oVP8zm (getting lots of good writing done here in St. Croix). Next up, A Lover for Beth ...FYI, some pics of my month-long stay here in St. Croix can be found on my freelance writing page on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/1sU2FIH and…See More
Jul 14
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New Release: Just Sex Please, Part II -- a Short, Erotic, Multicultural Romance Featuring a BBW

Just Sex Please, Part II, an erotic, interracial romance featuring a 40-something BBW (big, beautiful woman) has just been published. Of the new release, the author says:I had no intention of writing a sequel when I first wrote this short, erotic romance. But the first one landed in the Top 100 in a couple of categories on Amazon (Divorce / Erotic), so I felt like it hit some kind of nerve. Also, I got emails specifically asking for a sequel. I think the novel hit some kind of pent-up sexual…See More
Jul 9
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New Release: Interracial, BBW, Erotic Romance Exploring Divorce, Sexuality & Women Hiring Male Escorts

Just Sex Please More women are paying for sex. That's a fact. Proof? In New Zealand, one study found that one in 4 women would be willing to hire a male prostitute.~Women Who Pay For Sex: Men, Stereotypes, and the Erotic., GoodMenProject.com. Why Women Pay for Sex The December 2013 Sydney Morning Herald article, Why do women pay…See More
Jun 8
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"Happy to make your acquaintance Ndari. Good luck with your writing journey. I'm glad you enjoyed the article, and look forward to reading some of your insights. Best, Yuwanda"
May 21
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Short, Multi-Cultural Romance Novel: New Release – Desperate for More

"Love at first sight is not a myth. It's real. But turning it into a life-long commitment -- now that's what can make it seem impossible." Desperate for More, a new, short, interracial romance by author Yuwanda Black, tackles this subject. "There are couples who meet and just know, right from the start, that they're right for each other. But you have to fight for that love to become an ever-lasting commitment," says Ms. Black. That's what Kingston and Christian, the couple in Desperate for…See More
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Romance Writing Tip #13

How to Write Your First Romance QuicklyOne of the things that keeps many wannabe romance writers from becoming published romance writers is … what do I write about? What should my story be about?Well one way to get around this is to follow the age-old advice of "write what you know." After all, most of us have been in love at some  point, have had our hearts broken and have wished for a happy ending.So, pull from your own experience. This gives you a jump-off point … and the beautiful thing…See More
Apr 21
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Romance Writing Tip of the Day: #12

When Short Previews Sell Better Than Long PreviewsIn the last post here, we discussed whether short or long previews help you sell more. Today, we're going to look at when -- based on my experience -- short previews are just fine.One word -- series, as in, when you publish more than one book featuring the same characters.For example, I'm in the middle of a three-book series right now. The first two parts have been published (…See More
Apr 16
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Romance Writing Tip of the Day: #11

How Much of a Preview Should You Give Readers of Your New Romance NovelIn the last post, we discussed One Simple Way to Sell More Copies of Your Romance Novel. I just want wanted to expand upon this tip a bit, which was all about letting readers know what you're working on from one novel to the next.My previews  are short (as little as 200 words) and long (over 1,500 words). Following are the actual word…See More
Apr 14
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Romance Writing Tip of the Day: #10

One Simple Way to Sell More Copies of Your Romance NovelI do what the big players like Harlequin do, ie, put a preview to upcoming and/or previously published titles at the end of each of each book you write.You already have a captive reader, so why not let them know what you're working on, or tell them about some of your other novels. I'm finding that my readers are going back and picking up other titles. I see surges in sales the more I publish.If readers like your work, they WILL invest in…See More
Apr 11

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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
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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

**NEW RELEASE** Part II of the Amazon Top 100 Multicultural Romance Seller, A Lover for Beth

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

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…

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New Multicultural Romance Short: Just Sex Please, Part III

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:53am 0 Comments

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…

Continue

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

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

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…

Continue

Romance Writing Tip #17: A REALLY Easy Way to Sell More Books

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 7:35am 0 Comments

Increase Your Romance Book Sales

In a word ... spinoffs.

What are Romance Novel Spinoffs?

It's when you use characters from one of your novels in another. For example, in my latest…

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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.

 

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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?

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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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