Polyamory and the Secondary Character

Posted by Anastasia Rabiyah on February 12, 2016 in Articles for Authors, Random Thoughts |

In my latest release, Jamilah Rising, I’ve written a romance between three people who all fall in love with one another despite their unusual circumstances. It was not this way in the beginning for this story. In the original version, Jamilah and Vonhadi fell in love at a young age and were kept apart due […]

The Dream

Posted by Anastasia Rabiyah on February 5, 2015 in Random Thoughts |

All my life I’ve had a dream before one of my pets die. It’s very odd really and the dreams don’t always make sense until after it happens. Then it hits me–like okay someone was trying to tell me something. Several days ago, I had a strange dream in which two coyotes were trying to […]

What I Learned About Writing Romance

Posted by Anastasia Rabiyah on January 31, 2015 in Random Thoughts |

When I first started writing, it was purely for fun. I wanted to write a young adult fantasy novel because, at the time, that was what I enjoyed reading. You see, I was all of eleven years old and had these two very interesting young men living in this science fiction/fantasy world complete with mythical […]

Pirates and Demons

Posted by Anastasia Rabiyah on February 28, 2014 in Random Thoughts |

Life is weird. Just when I think I’ve got a handle on things, things get all off-kilter. Today I discovered one of my older works that I was re-releasing has been pirated so much that Amazon Kindle was leery of publishing it. That was very disconcerting…sad even. Now I have to traipse around the web […]

Little Life Update

Posted by Anastasia Rabiyah on April 22, 2013 in Random Thoughts |

Just taking a moment to look back on how I got here. So many things have changed or turned upside down in my life that I begin to lose track. But I remain grateful for the many opportunities afforded me, the lessons I am grateful to learn, and the paths I see ahead. Writing on a […]

A Woman’s Growth

Posted by Anastasia Rabiyah on November 28, 2012 in Articles for Authors, Random Thoughts |

Character Growth: how much is too much and how much is too little in a romance? As a reader, what do you want to experience? Do you want a character to go through a total transformation from loser to winner? Do you want the character to go through outward growth or inner growth or both? Do […]

A Mid-Year Update

Posted by Anastasia Rabiyah on June 24, 2012 in Random Thoughts |

The year has not progressed as well as I would have liked, but as I am often told, we make plans, and God makes other plans for us. I am learning to stop resisting the path set before me and embrace it as it continually changes. I have been able to get several of my […]

Resolution #2 Check (o:

Posted by Anastasia Rabiyah on January 3, 2012 in Random Thoughts |

Pretty sure I can now see two thirds of my desk…    

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2012 Resolutions

Posted by Anastasia Rabiyah on January 2, 2012 in Random Thoughts |

2011 was rife with successes and setbacks. On the bright side, I published many new stories, and made a new home for stories that unexpectedly became homeless. I took on far more than I could accomplish and learned to slow down and say no, something I have struggled with all my life. One of my […]

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Book Pirates

Posted by Anastasia Rabiyah on December 1, 2011 in Articles for Authors, Random Thoughts |

Say No to Book Piracy! With the advent of e-books, authors have found themselves bombarded with a new enemy–book pirates. The music industry has long faced this same type of piracy. The easier it is to access a file such as a song or e-book, the easier it is to distribute it to the public. […]

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