11 Hilariously Dumb Fights All Healthy Couples Have

Romance writers take note!

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1. The music in the car

During the honeymoon period of your relationship, both of you got equal play with the iPod cord. Then you realized you were dating a ‘skipper’ who switches songs 30 seconds in, a musical ADD that just won’t quit and makes you want to put duct tape over the stereo dials. After a while, the battle of who gets to the chord first becomes so real that you have to download podcasts or turn on the radio just to have something ‘neutral.’

2. The sides of the bed/ultimate sleeping position

We should all really dedicate an entire date in the initial stages of casual dating to cuddling. You think you love someone, and then you find out that they take the entire blanket and smother you with their bicep as you sleep. What do you do with two big spoons? “Okay, yeah that’s…

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Malice Domestic grants, Riptide publishing, short story markets and more

Sci-fi Romance Quarterly call for submissions (along with a few others)! I’m tempted to try to come up with something for The First Line as well.

Cindi Myers Market News's Blog

If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ~Toni Morrison


Writers of traditional myteries may be eligible for the  William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grants Program forUnpublished Writers, awarded by Malice Domestic each year. Two grants will be awarded. Each grant consists of $1,500, to be used to offset the cost of attending a writers conference or workshop in the coming year. The winners will also receive conference registration and two nights lodging for the Malice Domestic convention. Unpublished writers must submit the first three chapters and a brief synopsis of a mystery manuscript, along with an application, a resume and a letter of reference. There is no cost to enter. The original deadline for entries (and the date still listed on the Malice Domestic site) is November 15, but the deadline has been extended…

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