Euphemisms in sex scenes: how much is too much?
Making Time to Take a Break
This week I’ve been pushing hard toward the end of the second draft of A Theft of Magic. I turned in the draft to my editor on… Read more “Making Time to Take a Break”
Cover Reveal: What’s Left of Me by Jennifer Loring
I am so excited to be able to announce this book! I loved Firebird and I’m looking forward to the next chapter for Aleksandr and Stephanie! WHAT’S… Read more “Cover Reveal: What’s Left of Me by Jennifer Loring”
Sex and Romance Part Two: Steamy or Erotic?
In a previous blog post, I defined romance as follows: Romance as a genre is any story where the relationship between two (or sometimes more) characters is… Read more “Sex and Romance Part Two: Steamy or Erotic?”
Sex and Romance Part One
If a romance focuses on two people (or more) falling in love, does that mean all romances must have sex? Of course not. For one thing, not… Read more “Sex and Romance Part One”
What Makes a Romance Novel?
First of all, let me come right out and say that no genre should be disparaged for existing. Many people look down on romance as though it… Read more “What Makes a Romance Novel?”
Over the last few weeks, several of my author friends have posted or shared blogs and articles about writing and productivity (I posted one on Facebook). There… Read more “Making Time”
A writer’s relationship to research is very personal. Some people try to avoid it at all costs. Some spend too much time falling down interesting rabbit holes.… Read more “Research”
I’ve always written to music, but it wasn’t until I started listening to the Story Wonk podcasts that I began developing more structured writing playlists. Now, when I’m… Read more “Book Soundtracks”
Adventures in Fiction
I’ve always known that I wanted to be a writer, but when I was six years old, it never occurred to me that writing would be hard… Read more “Adventures in Fiction”