Archives for the month of: February, 2016

Note: On the last Sunday of every month, I address staying healthy while writing. Because the longer you live, the more stories you can get out of your head.

We’ve made it past Thanksgiving, the winter holidays of our family’s choice, the alcoholic haze that welcomes in the New Year, the SuperBowl, and Valentine’s Day. We can make it past the chocoholic frenzy that is Spring and Easter, after which we can diet without distraction. Read the rest of this entry »

If you take a bunch of writing classes and read books on the craft, which I understand most good romance writers do, you have heard about the Hero’s Arc and/or the Heroine’s Arc. Your characters need to have a purpose or goal, they need to have a weakness or flaw, and they need to change so that they overcome the flaw. But that might not be their quest. Some characters don’t realize what their weakness even is. Read the rest of this entry »

Oh, don’t tell me you can’t write an entire book without using it. It just means you are too lazy to define something. I hate it. Not that I think I am perfect, I just see it all over the place and want to scream. Is it just me? Read the rest of this entry »

I grew up without an alcoholic father. My parents split before I was a year old, so I didn’t really have to deal with that side of life. Good thing because I had lots of other issues to choose from. But I went through my own drinking phase counter-balanced by a teetotaler phase. These days I have a beer now and then and a martini on special occasions. Read the rest of this entry »

I know I am an oddity in that I have always found the Big V day as a positive one, even though I had no prospects of a happy ever after until I was 40 years old. For some reason, the day of hearts and flowers and the story of a saint who helped women get married always brought me joy. Read the rest of this entry »

Beautiful women and sculpted men are very nice to look at. A good-looking couple in a sexy position can make my day. But there is a down side to Eye Candy that you might not see at first. Read the rest of this entry »

February is a month when love is in the air, along with loneliness and envy and lots of fun emotions. As a writer of Romance, I find a lot of other writers look down on my genre. It’s been like that for years and contributed to the formation of Romance Writers of America. Big publishers at the writers conventions that were didn’t take romance seriously. Read the rest of this entry »

Today I will look at what was considered attractive in men and women from the 1980s through the current rages. I understand that in the course of the decades, different looks were popular year by year, and that different cultures, West Coast vs. East Coast, etc., made a difference. Read the rest of this entry »

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