I tried, but I cannot write to music that features lyrics. Can’t do it. One minute I’m typing away, giddy with excitement at the dialogue that flew from my fingers to a page…and the next I’m typing the song’s chorus. It’s like my subconscious brain absorbs the words I hear and then outputs them through… Continue reading Music To Write By
This week I attended a class through Romance Writers of America. It was about motivation and setting goals. OMG. We’ve heard enough about this subject, haven’t we? I’ve been writing for five years now and I learned about setting goals early on. You would think I would keep at it, set those goals every year,… Continue reading Movitation – what really works?
I’ve not written a word of fiction in a week, maybe two. I’m not discouraged – I’ve never felt better. I’m not blocked – the ideas are clattering around in my head. It’s not even self-doubt, which I’ve been known to have in buckets. I’m at a fork in the road. I have a story… Continue reading The Art of Not Writing
I’m a sucker for a great kiss. We all remember the great movie kisses. Casablanca, Twilight, and The Notebook nailed it with the memorable lip lock. But what about the romantic kiss in your favorite book? Is it always the first kiss? The setting? Maybe it’s not the kiss, but the AN-TI-CI-PA-TION… Recently, I wrote… Continue reading The Art of Kissing ~ Brinda Berry
When your children are young you spend much of your time as mother, chauffeur, sports coach, tutor, craftsman, launderer and hero (chasing monsters from under their beds). You’re so caught up in raising them that you can’t see that far ahead to the day when they leave the nest and venture out on their own.… Continue reading Surrogate Children by Elle James/Myla Jackson
This year at Romance Writers of America’s annual conference, I received my 25-book pin from Harlequin. I spent a week in Atlanta attending the conference while my work piled up at home. Deadlines grew tighter with each day I was at conference. But it was worth it. Now, I have two weeks to write 50,000… Continue reading Deadline Hell
Pffft! If you are like me, you have kids home for the summer. Or you planted a garden a month ago and the weeds have started a stranglehold on those beautiful plants. Or the weather is so nice you find yourself outside … at the lake … riding your horse … going to see that… Continue reading Summertime… time to write?