You might assume Sarah Millican is a singer. Nope. She’s a stand-up comedian who is down-to-earth, dirty, and frickin’ hilarious. And, no, I’m not writing her a letter. I’m writing a book while listening to her shows. A SFW Sarah Millican Sample Here’s a sample. This one’s clean so that I don’t violate WordPress’ standards. … More Writing to Sarah Millican
Ever had someone yell at you for how you read? I have. And I’m not alone. I don’t know why, but some reading habits drive people crazy. 3 Common Weird Reading Habits Reading the End of Books First This one is my guilty pleasure, and, yes, I’ve been yelled at for it. I’m still not … More Reading Habits That Drive People Crazy
Today is the day, my friends. Friday is here, and to celebrate impending freedom, here are some fun Friday facts. 6 Facts about Friday The Definition Has Changed Friday is no longer merely a day of the week. It’s a symbol of approaching freedom. In fact, Friday has become such a symbolic word in the … More Happy Friday
Every writer wants their books to seem real. Or at least real enough to please readers, right? But what does that even mean? I don’t know if I’ve seen the Matrix too many times (If you haven’t doubted your reality after that…) or if the emotional fallout of last year has made me too introspective. … More What Is Real?
52,036 words and counting: BNM (working title) is starting to take off. Sure, some days, the words write themselves, and some days, I have to pry them out with a crowbar. But they’re coming, and it’s amazingly satisfying to see the characters and the story taking shape. I’ve never written anything that merged magic with … More Making Progress on Book 1!
Romance novels are about escapism. They’re about believing in falling in love and living happily ever after. Because of that, there are some situations I don’t want to read about in a romance novel no matter how realistic they are. To me, they’re romance novel mistakes, and they knock me right out of the book. … More 5 Situations I Don’t Want to Read About in Romance Novels
Ever have someone say something was romantic, and you completely, 100% disagree? I have. In fact, a friend and I were talking about that the other day, and it led to a question: what makes something romantic or not? Here’s what we decided: It’s Romantic If… Both People Are Interested This is the main game-changer. … More What Makes Something Romantic?
This weekend, I focused on the plot of Born Not Made, and I’m almost done plotting the story out. I think. (I hope?) I had part of the plot worked out before (I use the post-it method), but what I had before needed updated for a couple of reasons. I hadn’t worked on the story … More Almost Done Plotting
I can’t decide if I should call my city by its real name or by a made-up name. Originally, I was using a city I’ve been to enough to know decently well, but then, someone questioned whether that was a good idea. Now, I’m not sure. This feels a bit silly, but I’m basically going … More Real City or Made-up City?
Just when I thought I was getting the hang of writing and scheduling posts, I run into WP Reader problems. As in, my post published as scheduled but did not show up in the reader. Did you know that if you used more than 15 tags and categories (combined), WordPress won’t show your post in … More WP Reader Problems Made for a Rough Start to the Week