Anyone who's known me about 5 minutes knows that I keep my life--especially my author life--organized using OneNote. I got a chance to join Craig and Roland at Hidden Gems for their awesome Fully Booked podcast. We chatted about how I do it and tips for authors looking for a way to get started with... Continue Reading →
My neighbors won't stop asking for rides... I got to join Xio Axelrod, Avery Flynn, and Roan Parrish on their podcast/vlogcast Dear Romance Writer! We talk about ways to get out of sticky situations when you get asked to do things you do not want to do - including by other writers. HAVE A WATCH!
Hey y'all! I am giving my awesome (if I do say so myself) ORGANIZE YOUR WRITING LIFE workshop to the NorCal Romance Writers. This is a virtual workshop, open to all writers! DATE: May 21, 9:30am PTTOPIC: Organize Your Writing Live (One Note)SIGN UP: https://www.norcalromancewriters.com/meetings-and-events Are you overwhelmed by everything you have to remember as... Continue Reading →
I am so excited to be a speaker for the Yukon Writers' Society virtual writers conference! I'll be talking about world building in paranormal romance and fantasy. Register with the QR code below!
For several years, I’ve been on a fact-finding mission focused on the history of traditional Halloween “monsters” including their origins and evolution in folklore, literature, and pop culture. Today, let’s take a look at ZOMBIES. Okay, so technically mummies are more traditional as Halloween monsters than zombies. BUT as a fan of The Walking Dead,... Continue Reading →
Thank you so much to freelancer and writer with Reedsy, Desiree Villena, for dropping by today! This issuch an interesting post that absolutely made me take a look at my own books and what I do and don't enjoy in this subgenre. I hope you'll drop by again! Tropes can be tricky territory to navigate... Continue Reading →
You know I couldn't not comment on #GameOfThrones now that it's ended. And, no matter what I think of the ending itself, I have to say that the writing on this show has been phenomenal. Otherwise, people wouldn't have tuned in in droves and obsessed over what they thought would happen. Most of that is... Continue Reading →
Beginnings and endings are my favorite parts of books to write. Not just because with one I am starting a new exciting journey and the other I'm finally crossing the finish line. Endings we'll talk about another time, but beginnings... Beginnings I love because I get to use a relatively small amount of real estate... Continue Reading →
Epilogues are another of my favorite tools as a romance writer. I don't feel they are necessary or even as helpful for many other forms of fiction. However, with romance, they are almost a must in my opinion. According to Writer's Digest there are six common uses for epilogues: Wrapping up a story's events after... Continue Reading →
Isn't it funny how the right advice comes along just when you need it? Kind of like when you learn a word you'd never heard before, and suddenly you hear it everywhere? There are piles of advice I've received over the years as a writer that I could list here. But if I did, I'd be... Continue Reading →