You hear about people writing on their lunch breaks, and maybe their lunch breaks are different from mine. I’m not sure I’d be able to write at lunch at work. I especially can’t see writing romance novels in public places like that. First off, I don’t like people looking over my shoulder when I work. … More Writing Romance Novels in Public Places
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!
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?
In Born Not Made (working title), magic users conceal themselves in modern society or face the risk of being imprisoned and “studied.” The most common magic types are witches, detector talents, and weres (shifters). There are also varieties of the undead that can be created through combining murder and magic, and the characters learn the … More Chapter 2 Excerpt: Born Not Made
Arguments are the sort of thing that happens when you’re upset or confused, right? They don’t rely on logic because of that. So how do you write arguments when you’re not upset? (Believable ones) Writing Relationship Conflict: A Necessary Evil The hero and heroine have to argue at some point in a romance novel. Period. … More How Do You Write Arguments?