All things relating to the writing craft from developing the idea, plotting and pantsing, the search for an agent, self-publishing, and typing the end.
The hubby and I recently watched both Crocodile Dundee and Crocodile Dundee II. And in watching them, I realized what an impact these movies had on my development as a writer. Most specifically, it was the second movie that had the greatest impact, but in order for me to fully explain, you need to… more
I write romance novels. If this is a surprise to you, I’d be a little concerned. When I tell people what I write, I get the shocked “oh” of unsettled-ness or the bright eyes of disbelief. I once had a woman come up to me at one of my husband’s work functions and say, “I… more
I get asked two things quite a bit. One: Where do your ideas come from? Two: Will I end up in your book? To the first I say, I don’t know. (See previous post.) To the second, I say yes, of course. Ask my husband. Or better yet, don’t ask him. My mother-in-law does not… more
It’s true. I judge books by their covers. Recently, I had the dubious honor of serving as a judge in a writing contest. I received my packet of books in the mail, ripped it open, and spilled its contents on my dining room table to see what goodies I had received. Only to cringe back… more
I joyfully released When She Falls: Franconia Notch Trilogy Book Two into the wild on January 21, and I gleefully checked that book off of my to do list without batting an eyelash at the extravagant use of adverbs. I sat back and basked in the anticipation of starting a new project. Until I got… more
Welcome back to Letters to My Editor, a series of blog posts hashing out the relationship between an author and editor. In this case, my editor, Kate Homan, is my pen pal, and you can catch her latest letter to me at her blog, Long Story Short. Dear Kate, Your letter is a welcome excuse… more
I write books. That’s true. But I also help other authors learn how to market those books. So along those lines, I teach workshops on various things authors can do to learn more about marketing. Visit my guest post on the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers blog to learn more about author newsletters and… more