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Guest Post: A Writing Team by Riana Lucas

As some of you may already know, Riana Lucas is not just one but TWO authors. We have been best friends for almost 20 years and our friendship only gets stronger with each passing year. We often like to refer to our relationship as being soul mates (even though our significant others think they claim that spot). Because of this close relationship, becoming writing partners has been one of the best things we have ever done. We are almost finished with our fourth book and starting a fifth together and (knock on wood) haven’t had one single fight!

When we first started writing, we used each other more for a confidence booster, someone to tell the other they were doing a great job and that every word they were writing was perfect. What BFF wouldn’t say those words? Well, as time progressed we realized that working together benefited us in other ways as well. The whole “great minds think alike” saying… totally applies to us. We usually see the same vision when writing a story and help each other make it stronger by making just that perfect change without discouraging the other. Having a writing partner also helps when that blasted writers block hits. It’s as simple as saying “okay, your turn” and they just take over. It’s almost like magic! As Indie authors there are so many other benefits to being a team such as, someone to help with all the self promotion, sending off query letters, Tweeting, Facebooking, and all those other internet media sites that often require a college degree to figure out!! And of course with all the exciting stuff comes all of the bad stuff. When you get those denial letters or that bad review…having someone that hates those people just as much as you do is kinda nice.

That being said, working with someone so closely isn’t for everyone. In fact, I probably wouldn’t recommend it. It’s like going into business with family…not something most people can handle. But we think we handle it wonderfully and plan to continue to conquer the literary world together, one word at a time.

     About the Author     
Riana Lucas is actually a duo of writers who are best friends who go by the names Nichole and Angela in the real world. Realizing that gobbling books like hungry caterpillars and then discussing them for hours at a time wasn’t fulfilling enough, the team decided to write their first book together. The Deadly Flowers Series was born out of a kernel of an idea and has grown into a three book series—so far. The two have realized their true calling in life and plan to make a career out of writing books with strong characters who evoke true emotion.

She loves a variety of random things, which include Swing Dancing, Ice Hockey, Roller Derby and is a bit obsessive about paranormal investigation shows and channel E!.

  Riana Around the Web:   Blog  |  Goodreads  |  Twitter  

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Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013

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