Hidden Gems Podcast | One Note Guru

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 →

Dear Romance Writer | Podcast Guest

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!

Halloween Monsters: Zombies

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 →

Game of Thrones: Lessons for Writers

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 →

Cheat Sheet for Great Beginnings

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 →

Epilogue or Not? | #MFRW Author Challenge

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 →

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