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What's In A Word? Judy Gill on Historical Research and Writing!

Word usage can change a lot over the years! Judy Gill joins me today to share the research she must do for her historical novels! What’s in a Word — historically speaking, that is. What a great opportunity I’ve just been handed, a chance to reach out to people through Julie’s blog and I know […]

Meg Lacey discusses Her Own Fairy Tale, Writing, and her Personal Journey

Today I’m excited to introduce Meg Lacey to the blog! Ever wanted to know what’s it’s like for a writer behind the scenes? Looking to start your own writing career? Keep reading for Meg’s story and great tips! Fighting my way back… By Meg Lacey I’m going to tell you a little story, a sort […]

Kumbaya for action scenes ….

A while back, I complained to my critique partners about the fact that I was on deadline and had to write a fight scene (in case anyone is wondering, this conversation did not come up in the context of writing Release Me or any of the books in the Stark Trilogy. Those are an entirely different […]

Put the privacy screen up…I have a scene to write!

I’m blogging over at Seductive Musings at today’s stop on my blog tour about one of my favorite scenes in Release Me that involves a limo, a phone, a game of Simon Says and … Well, let’s just say that my keyboard didn’t quite melt … Curious? Come on over! And you can even enter […]

The Best and Worst Things About Being a Writer

I hope everyone is having a fabulous holiday season! As we count down to 2013, I’m thrilled to have Melinda Leigh guest blogging today about the best and worst things about being a writer! If you haven’t read Melinda’s breathtaking romantic suspense novels, now’s your chance! She’s giving away a kindle or print copy of […]

Scene Rescue: When Collaborators Disagree—And Live To Tell The Tale

I’m so excited that Ruth Harris is guest-blogging today!  Ruth is a New York Times and ebook bestselling author of romantic women’s fiction. With her husband, Michael, she writes thrillers. (How cool is that?)  Coming up soon is The Chanel Caper, a romantic comedy-mystery starring a baby boomer couple. I particularly love Ruth’s description of The […]

Make Your Book Reader-Worthy

Thank goodness Shelly Thacker walks her own path, otherwise she might be a forest ranger instead of a national bestselling author giving us all sorts of fabulous books to read!  Not sure what I’m talking about? Check out her bio! As NaNoWriMo wraps up, I’m thrilled to have Shelly guest-blogging today with wonderful insight into […]

The "Supreme" Key to Creating Characters

This post continues where Monday’s post (From Supreme Ruler of the Universe to Girl Next Door: How to Write Believable Characters) left off. You, as the supreme ruler of your story, have given your character a goal. Excellent. And your goal as a writer is to create a well-paced story that has compelling characters and […]

Indiana Jones and the First Rule of Writing Fiction

As in life, first impressions are everything in writing fiction, and writers can learn a lot from the classic, stellar film, Raiders of the Lost Ark. That movie is, frankly, a wellspring of examples of great story-telling. Right now, I’m focusing on only one. First impressions Who is Indiana Jones? Well, he’s the hero of […]

Tattoos and flaws and anorexia, oh my!

I’m thinking about flaws today. It’s one of the things that I’m having fun with as I go back and look at some of my backlist books. I’m not revising heavily, but it’s fun to be able to fix a few of the flaws that maybe made it through the copyediting/galley process. But what about […]

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