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Rusty Blackwood, Author

Rusty Blackwood, Author
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Top ranking romantic fiction author Rusty Blackwood is a popular romance drama writer of the heart. She has a flair for pulling her readers into the romance and suspense within her books as no other author can.

Rusty believes the flair for fantasy is anything the mind wishes it to be, and she is a master at this. Within her expressive mind is found an endless array of romance, passion, textures, and colors to sweep the reader to exotic, faraway places where anything is possible, proving that her words really do leave you breathless.

Canadian born Blackwood, who chose her plume de nom by combining both the colour of her russet hair with her estranged husbands’ great, great, Scottish grandmother’s maiden name, grew up on her paternal grandfather’s farm in southwestern Ontario, Canada where she developed her love of writing while still in grade school, entering numerous competitions and writing exhibitions throughout her area.

She attributes her love of writing to her late father James, and to the late Gladys Carroll, her elementary teacher. Although unprofessionally trained in the field, Rusty has always had an affinity for the written word, a gift to express it, and has demonstrated this talent many times since becoming a serious writer in 2001.

Miss Blackwood is a bronze medalist winner in the 2006 Annual International Library of Poetry, sponsored through PoetryPoem.com, for her 2005 poem, Desire. She has written an eclectic array of contemporary and traditional poetry. Now working and ready to release her next book, the author now resides in the cultural city of St. Catharines, Ontario.

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Rusty Blackwood, Author Books

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The Perils of Autumnby Rusty BlackwoodPublish: Jan 16, 2019Suspense Contemporary Romance Romantic Suspense Romance Women's Fiction
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Willow's Walkby Rusty BlackwoodPublish: Dec 04, 2015Suspense Contemporary Romance Romantic Suspense Women's Fiction
DERWOOD GOES CARIBBEAN
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DERWOOD GOES CARIBBEANby Rusty BlackwoodPublish: Jan 26, 2019Humor
Passions in Paris:  Revelations of a Lost Diary
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Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diaryby Rusty BlackwoodPublish: Jul 14, 2013Suspense Contemporary Romance Romantic Suspense Romance Women's Fiction

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      • Rusty Blackwood, Author Rusty Blackwood, Author 3 months ago
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      • It does feel somewhat strange knowing there are those who know who I am. It hasn't happened a lot, and when it happened the first time, it felt both exciting and strange at the same time. I believe any writer appreciates those who appreciate their work, it let's you know that your efforts are bringing attention to your work and hopefully entertainment to those who read it. I don't know if I would relish constant attention wherever I went, however, it is a nice feeling when it happens.
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    • What is that one thing you think readers generally don't know about your specific genre?
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      • Rusty Blackwood, Author Rusty Blackwood, Author 6 months ago
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      • My favorite genre, and the one of which I am best known, is romance. However, I often think that many readers of this genre expect sugar and spice and all things nice, the exalted prince on his white steed rescuing the damsel in distress, and always happy endings. They somehow forget that romance is seldom like this, especially after trials and tribulations that many couples often face. I write my romance novels realistically, meaning that you may be discouraged or disappointed with my stories, especially the endings. I sometimes make them bitter-sweet, often leave them to the reader's imagination, but I never have the prince waking the sleeping beauty with a magic kiss. I like to read romance in the way I write it, and I very much enjoy a wonderful, sensual story that sweeps you right into it, yet I prefer it be as it often is, honest.
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      • Rusty Blackwood, Author Rusty Blackwood, Author 6 months ago
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      • Not really. I very much enjoyed writing, it was one of my favorite activities, but in the late 50's and early 60's the main career opportunities high-schools offered for young women looking towards their future, were secretary, nurse, or teacher. Anything else was either not considered, or badly discouraged, especially when it was thought a girl would simply marry, become a housewife, and mother. I'm glad that has changed.
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    • AllAuthor AllAuthor 6 months ago
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    • Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
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      • Of course I do, but when I do it is still written in a fictitious way. I often pull from my life experiences or base a story on such because I have lived it and therefore can write it both believably, and realistically.
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      • Rusty Blackwood, Author Rusty Blackwood, Author 6 months ago
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      • I believe it is trying to let yourself 'feel' the way they would in any given situation, how they would react, and what they would say. I'm sure it's the same for any writer, male or female when it comes to writing the opposite gender. I try to write the male in the way or the light in which I see them. It also depends on the character's personality that I give them, their relationship to the story and or character's they are interacting with. Basically, I try to write them the way I would like them to be if they actually existed.
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      • Rusty Blackwood, Author Rusty Blackwood, Author 6 months ago
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      • Not be gullible. Don't be taken in by fast-talking 'agents or publishing reps' promising you instant success, stardom, and fortune. Proceed with a realistic outlook, and don't let people beat you down.
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      • Rusty Blackwood, Author Rusty Blackwood, Author 6 months ago
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      • I believe there are many, but the one that I do not like nor agree with, is having the author sign their book-rights away in order to obtain a publishing contract. This is done in mainstream publishing; a standard house, where they then can then take the author's work, do whatever they wish, change it however they wish - good or bad - and the author's name is on the cover to be judged by the contents within. That is why I like and use self-publishing. You continue to reserve all rights to your work and I feel this is not only important, it is a must.
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      • A well thought out title and cover are a must in securing a reader's attention to the book. It should not only be interesting, it should instantly relay the contents of the story. It doesn't always have to be colorful, but it does have to capture the eye. As the synopsis on the back cover gives insight into the story, so should the front cover, and title.
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    • AllAuthor AllAuthor 6 months ago
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    • Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
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      • Rusty Blackwood, Author Rusty Blackwood, Author 6 months ago
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      • I believe a lot depends on whether you choose fiction, or non fiction. If your choice is non fiction, be sure you research your topic, or subject thoroughly before you begin. If your choice is fiction, take time to let your imagination speak to you and listen when it does. This too requires research and the amount, depending of course on what genre you choose. Writing what you know about is very important. There is nothing more overwhelming than to undertake a topic of which you know nothing about, or have little to no experience within. Writing is time consuming, spent alone, and allowing your own company to become your best friend throughout the journey. If you find yourself bogging down and the next words will just not come, try stepping away for a while, take a break, go for a walk and remove yourself from your manuscript entirely. When you return, you will find that the time away had given you new perspective, and you will find a new avenue has opened for you to continue onward.
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      • Rusty Blackwood, Author Rusty Blackwood, Author 6 months ago
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      • First and foremost, I believe a writer must understand the subject or topic of what they are undertaking, and believe in their ability to bring it to fruition. A well constructed sentence without need of endless adjectives is a must, as is keeping the story moving without repetition. Developing interesting, and well-rounded main characters in the story, as well as supportive characters are most important. I also feel that a well-written, in depth, page-turning story is one that is told without the need to constantly a refer to a dictionary to understand what one is reading.
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