Halloween Monsters: Zombies

Okay, so technically mummies are more traditional as Halloween monsters than zombies. BUT as a fan of The Walking Dead, I decided to start with zombies. 🙂 Unlike with many of the Halloween creatures I've been researching, where various cultures across the world have some form dating back to antiquity, zombies seem to be a... 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 →

Sometimes It’s All About Scheduling

Between deadlines, releases, running AOAD, my gig as a VPA, and momming, I've had several author friends ask how I do it. How do I keep on top of everything? First of all...I don't. I am not superwoman or a magician. Things fall through the cracks on a regular basis. Plans don't work out the... Continue Reading →

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