One of the best conflicts comes from when a character faces his greatest fear. It’s that moment when the hero has taken the call to quest and then meets the dragon he’s been taught all his life to avoid. I’ve found the same can be said of authors. Playing it safe, we tend to cling… Continue reading Accepting the Challenge
As a writer, I consider every trip I take, every where I go, every person I talk to, every article I read in the newspaper, every newscast, television show, book I read, etc…Research! That’s right. I never know when a germ of an idea will hit me. Some places inspire new ideas. Some people do… Continue reading Elle James – A View Through Your Imagination
Last month I ditched my husband and three small kiddos and headed to Hot Springs, AR, for a two-night retreat with my fellow members of the Diamond State Romance Authors group. I am a new author; fairly new to the group, and I knew that this bunch got a lot of work done on retreats. What I didn’t know… Continue reading Lessons From A Writers’ Retreat
By Voirey Linger I’m examining choices and trying to determine the best course of action for having a book reverted. My first thought was to just slap a new cover on it and self-publish it as soon as possible, but I’m having a change of heart. Just a little. I’m considering a reedit and expansion,… Continue reading What to do When Rights Revert
It’s my blog day again? Seriously? The month flies, and I’m so busy right now that my brain feels like a skipping album (does anyone other than me remember those?) I’ve picked up a few new responsibilities at my day job, and it requires me to switch hats at least twice a day. I’m constantly… Continue reading Using Scrivener to cope with a busy brain
I’ve been suffering a pretty strong vacation urge for the last couple of years. When one moves 500+ miles from family and friends and marries into a ready-made family, vacation time is usually eaten up with trips back home or activities to entertain the kids. My husband and I haven’t taken a trip that wasn’t… Continue reading Mags’s Magnificent Adventure!
Look for these books by our members in August and September. ~~~~~~~~~~ From Cynthia D’Alba BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES Coming August 19, 2014 The Alpha male. Strong. In control. Letting no one and nothing rule him…until he meets the one, and all bets are off. The world tilts, the bed rocks, and suddenly that tough guy finds… Continue reading DSRA Releases