I struggle with names…Names for my characters; Names for my cities; Names for bars, restaurants, etc. If something has a proper name in my book, trust me when I say I struggled over it. I have even changed my hero, heroine and antagonist names more than once WHILE writing my books. Let’s just say that… Continue reading What in a Name? Name my town!
Some time back I started a Medical-Romance and sent it to a known Med/Rom publisher (who, for the purposes of this blog will remain nameless.) It got rejected. Oh, not because the writing was bad. The editor loved the writing. But there was too much suspense for her line and she suggested a couple of… Continue reading Being the Antagonist is FUN!
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
I received a cry for help from Cynthia D’Alba. The damsel in distress has no power and no internet with which to post her day’s blog. So, I dashed into the closet, put on my Super-Me super hero outfit, and here I am! It’s the least I can do. After all, Cyndi is a major reason reason… Continue reading From There to Here
It’s that time again…writers’ conferences are starting up for 2013. Some of us are old heads, but some of us are relative newbies. There’s always questions about what to do, what to say, what is the worst thing, etc. So let’s go over some basic things you should do (or have) for conference and then… Continue reading Conference Dos and Don’ts
I’m in the middle of edits today on my medical romance short story that will be in the Mammoth Book of Medical Romance that comes out this year. I enjoy doing edits but they make me nervous. I’m so afraid I’ll miss a misspelling, or a lost word or something. When my first book came… Continue reading Edits Are So Much Fun!