I recently wrote the first kiss scene in my current WIP, and as usual, it was my favorite scene to write. A good sexy kiss will have the writer squirming in her seat just as much as her readers if all the stars are aligned and she’s done her best work. It’s a matter of… Continue reading It’s in the Kiss
This weekend the Internet blew up with news of a blogger who charged authors fees for positive book reviews, but paying bloggers for reviews isn’t a new practice. Kirkus charges over $300 per review, although there’s no guarantee their reviews will be positive. Popular magazines also sell advertising (i.e. Romantic Times) to authors in exchange… Continue reading Who Can You Trust?
I’m about to sound like a complete fangirl. I’ve been a faithful MS Word user for years, and have used every version since its inception. Then I tried Scrivener, and my life changed. Once you try it, you’ll never want anything else, and no, Scrivener doesn’t pay me a commission when I talk about the… Continue reading Scrivener Rocks My Socks Off
I wish I could do half the stuff my favorite heroines have done, but let’s face it, I’m not Lara Croft, and I’m not going to ever experience a roll in the hay with Gerard Butler or the passionate embrace of Johnny Depp. Hey, a girl can dream! But when I write, there’s a lot… Continue reading Some Experience Required
Growing up, we’ve watched Joan Rivers evolve, or perhaps not evolve, thanks to the time and money she spends on cosmetic procedures. We’ve all seen some miraculous works by cosmetic surgeons, though I have to admit, I’m afraid of a knife. At least with surgery we’re offered an anesthesia, but when we have to make… Continue reading No Pain No Gain: Revision Hurts
What could be more fun than retreating from the responsibilities of everyday life to an incredible lodge in the Ozark Mountains with twelve friends, who just happen to be multi-talented, brilliant, comical women that all share a passion for writing? Humph? Well, I could think of a couple of things. 😉 I’ll keep them to… Continue reading Spring Retreat – Into The Mountains
There are perks to writing a sequel, and downfalls, too. When I wrote my first novel, the historical romance Wish for the Moon, I knew I wanted to write a sequel. I’d created paranormal elements and rules, a setting (historical Wales), and characters I would like to revisit. With the story being a time travel,… Continue reading Writing a Sequel