(This blog entry was scheduled for yesterday. My apologies for its late delivery!) Endings are the absolute worst for me. If I screw up a manuscript, it’ll be because of two reasons: 1. I’m not delving deeply enough into the characters and it feels like there are scenes missing, or 2. I’ve rushed the ending.… Read More The Ending
It’s been a long time (eighteen years!) since I’ve written a historical romance. I’ve had one kicking around in my head for several years and finally decided to put words to digital paper.… Read More What’s Up?
It’s June! The sixth month of the year! How have YOUR 2016 Goals been doing? Confession Mine aren’t doing so well… Here are the goals I set for myself in December: Monthly Obligations 1st Tues – Women & Words Blog 12th – Mailing List 27th – Blog Post Edit whatever hits my inbox Yearly Goals… Read More 2016 Mid-Year Goal Review!
We love to hate ’em. They stir the plot pot so well.
They scheme, they connive. They make plans and actions to trip up the beloved main characters.
But someone has to love the bad guy (or girl!) … Read More Love Your Antagonist
Personally I enjoy books that utilize plot twists. It’s a magnificent feeling to read a book and BAM! Everything changes! Holy moly!
Of course, the plot twist has to be within reason. The best writers can create a believable situation and completely turn it upside down in a manner that makes sense. … Read More Doing Plot Twists the Right Way
In the past I’ve written posts regarding my top fiction books. It may seem that I’m not much of a non-fiction fan, but that’s not true. I have more non-fiction titles than fiction!
Here are my top ten in no particular order…… Read More Non-Fic Is Where It’s At!
You know, there’s this meme going around on Facebook… It’s a photo of a sweet little cabin in the middle of the snowy woods, with the words “Would you stay here for one month–no internet, no phone, no contact with the outside world–for $100,000.00?”… Read More The Dream Writing Retreat