It’s that time of year, folks! Time to rum up the egg nog and settle down at your workspace to figure out what you’re doing next year. What? Yes! I do this every year (though not with the rum. I tend toward a nice hot chocolate with a shot of fireball in it to warm… Read More 2015 Year in Review
Hi, all — had some interweb issues last night (do NOT get me started on cable companies), so the drawing was slightly delayed. Anyway, the winner is… SARAH! Thanks for playing, everybody! Hiya, peeps! Today in the house we have authors E.L. Blaisdell and Nica Curt, who are going to chat about their experiences co-writing… Read More Collaboration, Co-writing, and How to Not Kill Each Other (plus giveaway)
I’ve been reading a book lately that violates one of the most basic writing lessons: Show, Don’t Tell. (I’m not talking about the scene in Orange Is the New Black where Alex lifts her head up from between Piper’s legs and says, “Show, don’t tell.” Get your mind out of the gutter!) Show, Don’t Tell… Read More Show Me…Please
Greetings, peeperas y peeperos. Every once in a while, one of my characters stops by to visit with me outside the confines of the novels I’m working on. Today, Dayna Carson will be popping in for a chat about the New Mexico series. For those of you not in the know, I write a series… Read More In Character: A chat with Dayna Carson (NM series)
Hey, all– It’s been one of those crazy weeks where I’ve found myself up to my eyeballs in various projects. Not even a cheese-tastic movie on SyFy to wax poetic about. So today I thought I’d point y’all in the direction of real life writing prompts. That is, stories ripped from the headlines that would… Read More Need some story ideas?
Greetings, friends! Erotica. Got your attention? Okay. How about this? Sex. Good, good. You’re paying attention. So let’s talk about erotica as a genre. First, I’ll get this out on the table. I tend not to read much erotica. And before you think OMG Andi is such a total prude and she’s all weird about… Read More Respect the Sex! On erotica and writing
My writer’s group was having a discussion the other evening about markets, and one particular market that my friend wanted to submit a short story to was very specific about what they did NOT want. It was a long list and we wondered how many people send stuff that contradicted that list anyway. Probably many.… Read More Following the Rules