This weekend our small chapter had the honor of hosting Sylvia Day. Not only is she an award-winning author both nationally and internationally, but she is also the president of Romance Writers of America. Her visit originated as a guest speaker at the Arkansas Literary Festival in Little Rock this weekend. We are so happy… Continue reading Sylvia Day, Nationally and Internationally Best Selling Author
That is the question every writer asks themselves about the people populating their imagination. Who are they? What makes them tick? What are their flaws? What makes them great? I love to find out who my hero and heroine are. They end up taking me on a journey of discovery. Not only about their lives,… Continue reading Who Are They Really?
As a writer I pull from my life to influence the stories I put on paper. I’m not talking so much about how they think and feel, though that is a large part of writing characters, I’m talking about my mental health and the state of my life and my family. If my brain isn’t… Continue reading Inspirations
I was hanging out with some of my writer friends this morning and the subject of our favorite trope came up. Surprisingly, I didn’t have to think this one through. I know what my favorite trope is and I love every story that crosses my path with this theme. Beauty and the Beast. Who couldn’t… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast
It is the dog days of summer. Hot and hotter and dry (at least in my little neck of the woods). What has happened to the summer? I look at the date and see the month of July is almost over. Worst yet, it seems the goals I had in mind are sadly behind. Writing… Continue reading Dog Days of Summer
I just returned from the Ozarks Romance Authors conference in Springfield, MO. This was my only conference for the year and it was well worth it. For a small group and a one day event, these ladies pack it full of weighty and meaty material. They also had some stellar agents in attendance… Cori Deyoe… Continue reading Conference Update Everyone!
This is just a quickie post. A friend of mine linked me up to the Avon site where they have a call out for a few different types of stories. For all of you eager to branch out into the realm of New York, here is the link. http://www.avonromance.com/2012/04/24/write-for-avon-impulse/ As for me, I was bitten… Continue reading Let’s Get Writing!