You know when you find a frightened dog—maybe at a shelter, or maybe on the street—and you spend a long, slow time getting it to trust you? You have to crouch down and speak softly, holding out scraps of food while you pray in your head that it will give you its heart. You don’t […]
There are dozen of reasons to read romance novels. Maybe hundreds. Entertainment value, for one. Spicy love scenes, for another. They also show what a good relationship looks like, and tell us what we should demand of our lives and our partners. They teach us we need to love ourselves before we can love others, […]
I love big words. Of course I do. I’m a writer, a one-time English major, and a rabid reader. Words are my thing. I’m a walking dictionary for my family, who actually laugh at me for the words I use. Often, I can’t think of a simple, everyday word and a multi-syllabic one leaps into […]
On October 27th, I’ll be at the Cheyenne Barnes & Noble with some of my favorite published authors for “Novel Writing Boot Camp.” I hope you’ll attend!
There’s always a surge of excitement when I type “the end” on a manuscript. It’s a feeling of completion, plus pride in the ability to finish what I started. Those two little words mean a lot, because stick-to-it-iveness is a big factor in a writer’s success. So if you’re an aspiring writer who’s finished the […]
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