Hi, Elle James here. Where do I get my inspiration? Everywhere! Today, I’m in Winterpark, Colorado, nestled beneath a warm blanket, my pups sitting beside me while I write. The hubs and daughter are out braving the ski slopes and I’m visiting the characters in my latest story. So where do I get inspiration to… Continue reading Where do I get inspiration?
I saw a question posed on Twitter recently, “Who is your all-time favorite romance hero and why?” I’ve probably read tens of thousands of romances over the years, and fallen in love with just about every hero to some degree. That’s what readers are supposed to do, isn’t it, what we romance authors want to… Continue reading My Favorite Hero
Not long ago, my mother asked me why I didn’t just sit down and write a nice, juicy mystery. *sigh* Don’t get me wrong. My mom is proud of me. She has read and touted everything I’ve ever written. (Well, the ones she knows about… wink-wink) She has never uttered a harsh word about romance… Continue reading Why romance?
I recently read a rant on Twitter about how annoying it was when authors tweeted so-called writing rules—the things you should or shouldn’t do. It seems like there’s always an exception to every rule. Romance has its own unwritten rules. I remember several years ago when an author told me what I could and couldn’t… Continue reading Breaking the Rules
Look for these new books by DSRA members in May and June. Inamorata Thrown together by fate, bound by history. After twenty-five years of cooling his jets in a wall sconce, Frank DeLuca figured the afterlife owed him a break. Hadn’t he been a model ghost? He didn’t possess little kids, screw up the television… Continue reading DSRA Releases
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
I am a fairly new writer, at least I consider myself one. After three years of learning the craft, though, perhaps I should change my self concept. I still can’t see myself as growing up just yet. Anyway, with that mindset, I continue to write, write, write as if my life depended on it and… Continue reading Authors of Influence