character development · Sandra Jones · writing advice

Secondary Characters with Sandra Jones

I’m working with an older WIP this week. It began with a target of 50,000 words. Then about a month ago, I was halfway done when I learned that it now needed to be 20,000 words longer for the publisher I’m targeting. Eep! I’m a pantser-plotter, so the outline that I’d painstakingly created on Scrivener and… Continue reading Secondary Characters with Sandra Jones

Maggie Wells · Margaret Ethridge · writing advice

Like Fine Wine: Mags gives 10 good reasons to write about love after 40

10) The buying power of tech-savvy Boomer and Gen X demographics have finally caught the publishing industry’s attention. 9) Is there anything sexier than a hero with a few character lines in his face? 8) The majority of romance readers are women 30-54 years old and they want to see more heroines like themselves. 7)… Continue reading Like Fine Wine: Mags gives 10 good reasons to write about love after 40

Sandra Jones · writing advice

Five Things I’d Rather Do on Black Friday by Sandra Jones

I used to love shopping malls. Years ago, I would cash my paycheck, study the sales, and rush to the stores for those holiday doorbusters that were sure to save me oh-so-much money. Yeah, I was a sucker. I’ve finally reached an age where I appreciate time (mine and others’) more than anything my credit card can… Continue reading Five Things I’d Rather Do on Black Friday by Sandra Jones

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Open Workshop – Writing Short

  The Battle of the Bulge – Writing Short There’s more to writing short than less story. Join the Diamond Sate Romance Authors for a glimpse into the beauty of brevity. Learn tight writing, secondary plots, characterization and backstory. We’ll discuss tips and techniques that help craft better stories of any length with fewer words.… Continue reading Open Workshop – Writing Short