Prologues are the best!!! I love prologues both as a writer and as a reader! Can a bad one immediately turn the reader off? Absolutely. A bad prologue is one that is boring, does nothing to drive the story forward or give critical context, is too long, and/or is only used for an info dump. Is a prologue a good idea for every story?
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I am well aware how much I’ve slowed down on this blog. Pitiful really. But there is a reason… With my contracts, I now have to consider my publisher’s preferred timing to market upcoming books which is usually 1-3 months before and 1-3 months after (or more). In the past, I’ve blogged about whatever it is I’m working on at that exact moment, while … Read More When You Don’t Have Anything to Say (Or Can’t)
As a romance author, the entire point of my books is to create a romance between two (fictional) people which ends happily ever after. But what does a great romance look like? Romance and all things romantic can be different for different people. Some think of romance as gifts and dinners. Some think of it as supporting each other through the daily grind. There’s … Read More 14 Signs of Great Romance
I am not naturally a funny person. I fully accept this aspect of my personality. Any time I try to be funny it comes out sarcastic, and can be taken the wrong way. The type of humor I appreciate is on the dry side. Plus, much of my humor is stuff only I get. Inside jokes with myself. Lol. That said, I love to … Read More Adding Humor When You’re Not Funny
WARNING: Potential Game of Thrones spoilers. I have a theory about Game of Thrones which I know many fans out there agree with: In the end, Daenerys Targaryen will end up with Jon Snow, and theyll rule the 7 Kingdoms (and beyond) as the Westerosi power couple of the ages. In my opinion, their sweeping romancebuilt slowly over years and miles, long before theyve … Read More Game of Thrones: My Plea to Get the Heart of the Story Right