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Z. Allora

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Z. believes in soul mates, love at first sight, and overcoming all odds to find happily ever afters. Born in Upstate NY, Z. Allora and partner have spent the last fifteen years together traveling across the United States, the Middle East and Asia. These travels provide the inspiration behind many of the detailed settings and characters throughout Z.'s work. Z. received a Master degree in Psychology and Bachelor degrees in both English and Philosophy. (though Z's editors would probably question the English degree). Z. is both a writer and a huge fan of M/M romance as well as Yaoi. It is said the pen is mightier than the sword. Z. thinks all writers and publishers of M/M are promoting equality, since everyone deserves a happily ever after.

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Z. Allora Yes! The second book in the Made in China series we get to see the Dark Angels. And I still promise Angel & Darius will get their HEA! Hugs, Z.
Z. Allora Identify your priorities as an author.
1) Writing your heart's song.
2) Money.
3) Fame.
4) Benefit others.
5) Best GoodReads rating ever.
6) Endless list of…more
Identify your priorities as an author.
1) Writing your heart's song.
2) Money.
3) Fame.
4) Benefit others.
5) Best GoodReads rating ever.
6) Endless list of other options.
And yes it would be lovely to have it all but let's be honest that doesn't happen for everyone and usually not with your first book.
Once you have your priorities numbered you know how to judge your success. My priorities can shift from book to book. I'm usually good writing my heart song but there are other times I'd really like my publisher not to see me as a loser so I might write a contemporary. Most times I'm writing my yaoified version of love spiked with BDSM because I'm writing for me.

Extra Credit: Judge your success based on your priority. AKA if I'm writing for me my criteria is: Do I love the story I've written. Did I get everything on the page... I don't look at my royalty check and make a judgment about the book.

Other random pieces of advice:
*Be a beta/critique partner for someone else. (No one has time but it's a way you become a better writer > identifying what you read/correct and apply it to your own work.)
*Listen to feedback. If your betas/critique partners tell you something LISTEN.
*Be part of the genre community you write in.
*A no can be the best thing ever.
*Know your target audience. (No, it's not everyone). Knowing who you should be satisfying allows you to understand who you should be marketing to.
*Satisfy your target audience.
*Reviews can be helpful or crippling.

Many hugs, Z.

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Yes I realize Vice questions whether this is "genderless" is progress. To me this visibility/acknowledgment is bigger acceptance of the rainbow that I ever experience in the 6 years I lived there. I truly believe this is as far as they've ever gone and I applaud them!

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message 2: by K.A.

K.A. Any progress on Lock & Key?


message 1: by Macky

Macky Hi pretty Z! *waves excitedly* thanks for accepting. Hugs. :)


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